UH vs USC "Inaugural Tour"
The tour started in San Diego, went through Anaheim, and finished off in Los Angeles. Our group was able to take in FOUR GAMES, which included Padres vs. Braves, Angels vs. Red Sox, and Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks and one college football opening day classic with the Hawai'i Warriors battling the #1 USC Trojans. Highlights of the tour included meeting Shane Victorino at Dodgers Stadium (which you can read about here), seeing Chipper Jones' last at-bat in San Diego, riding down Hollywood Blvd. in our Hummer limo for three days, and just hanging out with friends - old and new - which made for an experience none of us will ever forget!
UH vs Air Force
This was an amazing tour that not only featured three great games - Broncos vs. Chargers, Heat vs. Nuggets, & UH vs. Air Force - but a tour of the Coors Brewery plus samples of many others, outlet shopping, snowboarding, minor league hockey, casinos, and some of the best restaurants in Colorado.
UH vs UNLV
In October 2013, Hawaii Sports Fans adventured to San Diego for the Monday Night Football game between the #Chargers and #Colts and to Las Vegas for #HawaiiFB vs #UNLV! The home team pulled off an impressive win at Qualcomm, led by Hawai‘i's own Manti Te‘o.
UH vs Navy
The beautiful Fall foliage of Washington, DC, greeted Hawaii Sports Fans for a tour we will never forget. Four games in four days including three overtime games between the Capitals and Wild of the NHL, Nets and Wizards of the NBA, and Ravens and Bengals of the NFL plus the University of Hawaii football game against the Naval Academy. It was incredible!
NFC Championship 2013
We witnessed unquestionably the best game of the NFL season! The hardest-to-get ticket of the year did not elude our group as we joined the loudest fans in the world in Seattle. Sitting in the Hawk's Nest, we saw the Seahawks triumphantly raise the championship trophy after a thrilling last-second play gave them the win over their rival, the San Francisco 49ers. Who will ever forget Richard Sherman in those final seconds? Not us.
UH vs Rice "Friday Night Lights" Tour
Texas promised to be one of our best hosts...and boy, did it deliver! Four awesome games in four days, ending with the incredible overtime victory for the Dallas Cowboys against in-state rival Houston Texans in the Big D. We saw two awesome college games - our own #HawaiiFB Rainbow Warriors vs. Rice and University of Houston vs. UCF. One of the biggest highlights was spending the day in the quaint town of Brenham where we toured the famed Blue Bell Creamery - eating the most buttery ice cream along the way - before touring two wineries located on pristine Southern farmland. We gorged on some of the best Texas BBQ you will find and then headed to see the real Friday Night Lights, a HS matchup between home team Brenham and rival Magnolia West.
NFC Championship 2014
For our second NFC Championship, we returned to Seattle to see the Seahawks' highly improbable comeback to beat the Packers and make it back to the Super Bowl. The defending champs were down 16-0 at the half, but late scoring, a ridiculous 2-pt conversion and an onside kick gave them the W. What. A. Game.
Super Bowl XLIX
We definitely out-did ourselves with this one--our first Super Bowl! Four magical days in Phoenix and its surrounding area to witness one of the best NFL games of all time! We made it to the Super Bowl! The Patriots' late goalline INT denied the Seahawks back-to-back immortality in front of one of the most raucous crowds you could ever experience.
UH vs Ohio St
We crossed nearly 10,000 miles in five days from Honolulu to first Columbus, Ohio to see #HawaiiFB take on the defending national champ and #1 ranked Ohio State at The Horseshoe. Then it was off to Dallas to see the Cowboys come-from-behind win over the Giants at one of the best stadiums in the world! We ended in the Bay Area to see the 49ers get a big home-opening victory over the Vikings on Monday Night Football!
UH vs Wisconsin
#HawaiiFB traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to take on the Badgers where the Bows kept it close for a while. We then drove north to walk the hallowed grounds that legends have graced, Lambeau Field. We spent hours at the Packers Museum before eating more cheese curds and meat and a hamburger with butter cooked inside! We also heard the rumble of the crowd in Green Bay as the Packers took on the Chiefs on Monday Night Football!
Super Bowl 50
Peyton Manning won the Lombardi Trophy in what could be his last game in the NFL as his Bronco's took down the favored Panthers in #SB50. We witnessed a memorable performance by game MVP Von Miller who harrassed regular season MVP Cam Newton all night in Santa Clara. We partied in Downtown SF at Super Bowl City and the NFL Experience and spent a day in Wine Country in Napa and Sonoma before earning the right to call ourselves one of the few to attend the golden anniversary of the Super Bowl at Levi's Stadium.
UH in Australia
Not only did we see the Warriors put up 31 points on Cal at ANZ Stadium - home of the Sydney Olympics - we toured the Sydney Opera House, pet kangaroos and koalas at Ferndale Wildlife Park, tasted different wines, cheeses & chocolate in Hunter Valley, visited the Three Sisters and the nation's famous Blue Mountains, and experienced a raucous National Rugby League game!
UH vs Michigan
After #HawaiiFB rolled into the Big House against Michigan, we were off to Chicago - with a stop in South Bend to visit Notre Dame's stadium and Touchdown Jesus - to see the Cubs walk off the Giants in 13 innings at historic Wrigley Field. We couldn't leave the Windy City without some of the best local eats, so we got our Portillo's fix on.
UH vs SDSU
#HawaiiFB took a lick to one of the best Aztec teams in a while, but the next day, we saw an offensive explosion as Marcus Mariota led the Titans into battle against the Chargers. We stayed in the 4-star luxury Grand Hyatt hotel and hung out in the famous Gaslamp District. We had handmade tacos in Old Town, mariachi serenade and all. One of our favorite cities; fun times!
UH vs UMASS
It started with lobster, clam and the best seafood, then a stroll to Fenway for a lopside Orioles win over the Red Sox. It ended at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. And in between we visited Baseball Mecca, the Cooperstown Hall of Fame. In Central Mass, we saw #HawaiiFB take down UMASS and visited the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame too!
UH vs UCLA
Saw the NL Champion host the Diamondbacks, our second time as a group at Dodger Stadium. We wen grind our Dodger Dogs in tow before spending a day touring LA, where we ate more hot dogs at world famous Pink's. On Saturday, we tailgated like no other at the Rose Bowl before catching the Rams throttling of the Colts on NFL Opening Weekend. We ended our time the way we love to in LA--eating Korean BBQ in Koreatown.
Super Bowl LII
Our third Super Bowl was quite the adventure, yet we survived below-zero temps in Minnesota to witness the best SB ever played. We played on the ice and in the snow staying in Taylors Falls, MN, right on the Wisconsin border (literally!). We learned how to make maple syrup and rode the rollercoasters as Mall of America. And who can forget seeing Justin Timberlake pay tribute to Prince at halftime.
2018 Big West Basketball Tournament
LeBron James came to town - his last time wearing the Cavs jersey in LA - and we even got to meet Lonzo Ball's grandpa! Fullerton took the Big West Trophy, but we were the true Royalty of Anaheim, watching from our seats on the court. We supported the Wahine Beach Volleyball team at a tournament at Manhattan Beach and attended a watch party for the new MLS team, LAFC, with their largest supporter group, the District 9 Ultras.
UH vs Army
The Best of NYC--this tour had it all! After touring the West Point campus and seeing the Mets play the Marlins after a ride on the 7 Train, we stormed the Bronx on Friday, as the Yankees put on a show. We pre-gamed on unlimited craft beer and gourmet food in the Masterpass party zone. Saturday, we saw cadets march in formation and parachute out of the sky before our game against Army. We dined on some of the best Mediterranean food in the Hudson Valley later that night with just enough time to rest up for the epic tailgate the next day at the Jets/Dolphins game!
Super Bowl LIII
Our fourth Super Bowl tour took us to Atlanta, where we once again had some of the best seats in the house for the Patriots and Rams. We spent a day in Chattanooga, Tennessee discovering Ruby Falls and eating some fried catfish and hushpuppies. Our culinary adventures started in Athens, Georgia, where we ate some of the best ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and burnt ends we've ever had...and they even threw in a side of kimchee!
UH vs Washington
We set the bar higher once more! On Friday, we started with our own private suite at the Mariners game, stocked with craft beer, market fresh sushi and even fried grasshoppers, Saturday we tailgated on the shores of Lake Washington before watching the Bows and Dawgs battle before eating some of Seattle's best Pho (which helps when your tour guide is also fluent in Vietnamese), and then Sunday we flew to LA to see a rematch of the NFC Championship game as the Rams once again defeated the Saints, ending it all with some of the finest gourmet Italian food & wine in Southern California.
2019 Big West Basketball Tournament
Three days of hoops courtside at the Honda Center to see Rainbow Warriors and Rainbow Wahine, who made it all the way to the championship game. We did the Jack Daniels Club in Anaheim and the San Manuel Club at Staples Center, where we enjoyed authentic Irish food on St. Patrick's Day before watching two playoff-bound teams battle til the final second: The Clippers beat the Nets on a Lou Williams buzzer beater that sent the place into a tizzy.
NFC Championship - 49ers vs Packers
The 49ers went up big early on the Packers and never looked back, punching their ticket to Miami. We also visited the brand new Chase Center, home of the Golden State Warriors, who broke a 10-game losing streak while we were sitting courtside and enjoying the VIP treatment in the Chase Club.
MWC Championship - UH vs Boise
The West Division Champion Rainbow Warriors fell short on the Blue, but we still had a great time in Boise! Eating all our favs and even throwing a big pregame rally for UH fans the Friday before, we rounded out this tour in LA to see the Rams beat the Seahawks in a Divisional classic.