Travel Blog Design For The Hawaii Vacation Guide

We had the honor and privilege of redesigning The Hawaii Vacation Guide’s website!
“The month after launching, we had a record number of pageviews! Our pageviews were up 20%, and our newsletter subscribers are up 12.5%. I attribute this to our work with Katy because we haven’t added any new content, and we usually see traffic slow down because of the seasonality of our business.”

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Travel Blog Design For The Hawaii Vacation Guide

We had the honor and privilege of redesigning The Hawaii Vacation Guide’s website!
“The month after launching, we had a record number of pageviews! Our pageviews were up 20%, and our newsletter subscribers are up 12.5%. I attribute this to our work with Katy because we haven’t added any new content, and we usually see traffic slow down because of the seasonality of our business.”

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Project Highlights


Design

For this redesign, we moved Jordan & Erica from the Genesis theme to the Kadence Theme Pro on WordPress. I also used the Kadence Blocks Pro plugin to design the site without touching a single line of code.

Theme/ Page Builder

Jordan & Erica hired us to redesign their entire website. For the base design, we started with some pre-designed templates from the Pro Templates Subscription library and customized them to fit their specific blog and business goals! The final result feels like a totally custom-built site! For their website hosting, the Hawaii Vacation Guide uses BigScoots. Bigscoots is one of my favorite hosting companies because their product is fast, they have easy-to-use features, and their customer support team is 10 out of 10!

About Hawaii Vacation Guide

The Hawaii Vacation Guide is pretty much the dream site for anyone heading to the islands. It was started by a family who moved to Maui and quickly realized how tough it was to find the skinny on the best spots and experiences. So, they took matters into their own hands and built a super user-friendly guide packed with everything you need to know—from the must-see sights to those hidden gems only locals usually whisper about.

I love how they’ve turned their personal adventures and mishaps into a goldmine of tips and guides for fellow travelers. Whether you’re after some serious island hopping or just a chilled week by the beach, this site has got your back. It’s like getting insider tips from a friend who lives there and wants you to have as much fun as they’re having.

Initial Challenges

“We reached out because our website was so slow and built on a theme that wouldn’t enable us to continue growing. But moving to something new was out of our comfort zone, so we decided to look for a professional. Plus, our website was confusing to our customers, which is never a great idea.”

Deciding To Hire The DIY Dream Site Team

“We heard about Katy through our WordPress developer, Grayson Bell, at iMark Interactive. She came highly recommended, and then when we met with her, she was organized, professional, and made us feel confident she could get the job done. Plus, she asked such thoughtful questions and gave great suggestions during our initial meeting, I knew she would do a great job.”

What Jordan & Erica Loves Most About The New Site

“EVERYTHING. It’s clean, easy to navigate, has clear call-to-actions, highlights the important things we want to highlight, is beautiful, and is easy to use. There is nothing I don’t like. It’s amazing, and I can’t believe we get to have a website that is this beautiful. People will now be able to find our content, our offerings, navigate to what they need, and understand our business so much better. I think any brand partners we may potentially work with will appreciate our professionally designed site. We finally look as professional as we are.”

Jordan & Erica’s Experience Working With Us

“Katy was so fast! And she does exactly what she says she’s going to do. After being disappointed in the past by a designer, working with Katy was such a dream. It was a lot of upfront work, but once the homework was done, she was able to just do her thing and make a beautiful, well-functioning site. I also will say I was surprised (in the best way) by her design ideas. She’s not just a designer! She knows the ins and outs of marketing and made sure we have the right copy, call-to-actions, images, and general flow to the site. She was a true partner on the site.”

“I am so thankful that we hired Katy to help us re-design our website. She is truly excellent at what she does. Our website was ok but really holding us back from growing. Katy was able to listen to what we needed, make great suggestions, and create something so much better than I ever imagined. I couldn’t be happier. Honestly, I wish we would’ve found her a year ago, but I’m so happy we didn’t hesitate to work with her. I’m already thinking of ways I can work with her again. She’s really just that smart, professional, and all-around wonderful.”

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If your site needs a refresh, we’d love to help you launch a beautiful, strategically designed website that will help you build a thriving business online.

“Our new site is amazing, and I can’t believe we get to have a website that is this beautiful. This was the best investment we have made this year, and I am so thankful we found Katy.”
~Jordan & Erica
Hawaii Vacation Guide