Monthly Archives: March 2008

Go Visit Hawaii is One Year Old

Wow! What a great year it’s been here at Go Visit Hawaii! I’ve gotten to go to Hawaii every day, even if it’s only been via this blog. A year ago, I hardly knew how to spell blog. Now, a year later, I’ve written over 500 posts. I’d like to thank all the readers, commenters, and subscribers. You’ve given me ... Read More »

Halemaumau Crater Web Cam

As mentioned in an earlier news roundup, the Halema’uma’u Crater recently exploded again for the first time since 1924. It is now spewing out a plume of ash.  (This crater is located on the Big Island at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.) Hawaii Volcano Observatory has set up a web camera of the ash plume at the crater. The images ... Read More »

Get a Loco Moco at Hilo’s Cafe 100

Cafe 100 in Hilo is a great place to get good cheap eats. They have many, many menu choices, but we had to have one of their Loco Mocos. What’s a Loco Moco? It’s a local dish you’ll find throughout Hawaii. It usually includes generous scoops of rice, eggs, hamburger patty, and brown gravy. We had the Cafe 100 Super ... Read More »

How to Repel Mosquitoes With New DEET Alternatives

On Kauai, I was once attacked by a swarm of mosquitoes in a small forested area. I was only trying to take a ten minute walk through a wooded path on my way to a beach. Unfortunately, I wasn’t wearing mosquito repellent. I got about 100 yards into the path and realized that I might not have any blood left ... Read More »

Review of Big Island Ocean Sports Sunset Sail

During our trip to the Big Island we wanted to take a sailing tour.  At first we were torn between taking a whale watching tour and taking a sunset sail.  After considering our options, we decided that the sunset sail with Ocean Sports was our best option and best value.  For $100 per person, here’s what we experienced: Shuttle pick ... Read More »

Restaurant on Lanai with a View

I think the best restaurant on Lanai for an amazing view is the Challenge at Manele Clubhouse restaurant on the Four Seasons Manele Bay Resort grounds. The restaurant is perched on a cliff with a tremendous view of Sweetheart Rock (Puu Pehe), Hulopoe Bay, and the island of Kahoolawe off in the distance. I recommend getting a table under an ... Read More »

Molokai Ranch Closing at the End of March

I’m shocked to see the bad news that the Molokai Ranch is closing down at the end of the month.  In addition to the ranching operation, the company also had the largest vacation lodging facilities on the island.  If you were booked for a Molokai vacation at the Molokai Lodge or Kaupoa Beach Village, you’ll need to find other alternatives.  ... Read More »

Review of Tommy Bahama’s Tropical Cafe at the Mauna Lani Shops

After a stroll around the shops at Mauna Lani, we decided to pop into the Tommy Bahama’s Cafe for some drinks and appetizers.  Though we were familiar with the Tommy Bahama brand, we had never heard of their restaurants.  Apparently there are several others.    The Scene The cafe is located on the second level above a Tommy Bahama retail shop.  ... Read More »

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