Episode 122: Turo Hawaii Adventures: Family Travel Tips from Jena Carvalho for Mother’s Day

by | May 9, 2024

In today’s episode, we delve into the innovative world of Turo, the peer-to-peer car-sharing service that’s changing how visitors explore our islands.

Whether you’re headed to the shores of Oahu, the landscapes of Maui, or anywhere across the beautiful Hawaiian archipelago, understanding Turo can significantly elevate your travel experience.

Why Listen to This Episode?

If you’re tired of the typical rental car process and are looking for a more personalized and integrated way to travel, this episode is for you.

Hear from Jena Carvalho, an experienced Turo host from Oahu, along with Leonani Puailihau, Turo’s Senior Community Relations Manager.

They share the benefits and insights of using Turo in Hawaii:

  • Discover how Turo offers more than just cars—it opens doors to authentic local experiences.
  • Learn about the community and economic benefits of Turo for Hawaiian residents and travelers.
  • Gain practical tips on how to navigate the platform for the best possible travel experience.

This episode is perfect for travelers seeking a seamless and enriched Hawaiian journey and locals considering Turo as a viable income source.

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About Today’s Guests

Jena Carvalho

Jena Carvalho is more than just a Turo host; she embodies the spirit of Hawaiian hospitality.

Balancing her roles as a medical staff director at Shriners Children’s Hospital and a mother of seven, Jena uses Turo to connect with travelers and offer them a slice of paradise on wheels.

Leonani Puailihau

As Turo’s Senior Community Relations Manager, Leonani Puailihau brings deep insights into the platform’s impact on sustainable tourism and local economies.

Her expertise highlights Turo’s role in promoting responsible travel and supporting local hosts.

Episode Highlights

Understanding Turo in Hawaii

Turo’s Growth in Hawaii: Exploration of how Turo has evolved in Hawaii and what this means for travelers and local hosts.

Balancing Multiple Responsibilities: Jena discusses how she manages her Turo business alongside her professional and family life, providing insights for new and prospective hosts.

Impact on Local Communities

Economic Contributions: Discussion on how Turo helps retain tourist dollars within local communities.

Promotion of Sustainable Tourism: How the platform encourages travelers to respect and sustain Hawaii’s natural and cultural resources.

Advice for Travelers and Hosts

Starting with Turo: Jena shares essential tips for new hosts.

Making the Most of Turo: Advice for travelers on choosing vehicles and hosts that enhance their travel experience.

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Bryan Murphy

Bryan Murphy, owner of Hawaii’s Best Travel, is a certified Hawaii destination expert from the Hawaii Visitors Bureau. He actively participates in the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau as a member and has a strong educational background focused on local culture and sustainability. As the host of “Hawaii’s Best Travel,” a top-30 US travel podcast, Bryan combines his years of experience with valuable insights. He connects with a broad online community, reaching nearly half a million people, and offers a richer, more responsible way to experience Hawaii.