Monthly Archives: June 2007

Paris in Maui – Where Does She Stay?

So, the current hot topic in the news is that Paris Hilton arrived in Maui attempting to go incognito in a black wig and rather large straw hat.  [Um hello, sister, a big straw hat draws attention!]  Though there are loads of reports and photos of Paris Hilton in the Maui airport, there are no reports of where she’s staying.  ... Read More »

Superferry Arrives in Hawaii June 30th

Note: Hawaii’s Superferry system was closed down. See our guide to Hawaii’s inter-island travel for alternatives for getting from island to island. — The Alakai, Hawaii’s new superferry vessel, will arrive on Oahu for the first time  tomorrow.  In an e-mail from Hawaii Superferry, they say that the Alakai should be visible from Koko Head around 1:30pm and then slow make ... Read More »

United Adding Seasonal Flight to Hawaii

United Airlines has announced a new nonstop flight from Denver to Kauai.  It will operate from February 16th through April 19th. Roundtrip flights from Denver to Lihue will occur on Saturdays only.  Tickets are on sale now. Source Read More »

Crystal Clear Plans for New Maui Resort

 The Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort on Maui is set to close this fall and be replaced by a uber luxurious condo/hotel resort branded by Baccarat.  As you probably know, Baccarat is known producing fine French crystal, but it appears that they are now getting in to the resort business.  They also have plans for building another Baccarat resort on the islands ... Read More »

Chain of Craters Road to Reopen – Hawaii Volcano Activity at 25 Year Low – What’s Next?

Last week, I reported about the latest activity of Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano the resulting road and trail closures.  Park officials have announced that the 18- mile Chain of Craters Road will reopen tomorrow (June 29th) morning after being closed since June 17th. Some areas will remain closed and those are: Kilauea’s east rift is closed, including Napau Trail and Campsite, and Naulu Trail. ... Read More »

Turtle Bay Resort – Restaurant Reviews

Rarely will you find a remotely located resort that has great restaurants.  Turtle Bay Resort is that rare find.  On a recent stay at Turtle Bay we tried most of the restaurants and overall we were very pleased.  So pleased, in fact,  that I need to log some extra miles on the treadmill.  :-)   We had actually made a list ... Read More »

Turtle Bay Resort Review

During a recent stay to Turtle Bay Resort, I overheard someone saying this, “Turtle Bay is great resort to stay at in Hawaii where you don’t have to leave the resort.”  I tend to agree.  Once you get to Turtle Bay Resort, you really don’t need to leave it, and there’s a good chance you wouldn’t even want to leave! ... Read More »

Eat Where the Locals Eat in Hawaii

Whenever I go into a restaurant and I can tell that local folks are there, I know I’ve found a great place. Travelocity has just released their list of “Local Secrets, Big Finds: Hawaii“. Though it is not a big list, it is worth taking note of as you make your list of restaurants to try in Hawaii. On Travelocity’s ... Read More »

Bird Doo-Doo On the Spa Menu?

Oh my!  I can hardly believe it is true, but it is.  The Diamond Spa at the Diamond Hawaii Resort on Maui offers a facial treatment that is supposed to do wonders for the complexion.  The ingredient responsible for working these facial miracles is none other than nightingale dung.  Apparently nightingale droppings have been used since ancient times by Geishas to repair ... Read More »

Byodo-In Temple – A Slice of Japan in Oahu

Can you believe this ornate temple was built without the use of any nails? It’s true! The Byodo-In Temple was completed in 1968 to commemorate the first Japanese immigrants arrival to Hawaii. It is an exact scaled replica of the 900 year old Fuji Temple in Japan. The temple and grounds are as peaceful as they are picturesque. We highly recommend a visit here as one ... Read More »

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