Monthly Archives: April 2008

More Excellent 2008 Hawaii Travel Deals

Here are some great deals I dug up today.  If you find a really good one, would you consider taking me along?  Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Big Island Orbitz SaleThe Deal:  Save 10% or more    Why I like this deal: This sale covers all budgets from 2-star to 5-star hotels.  I was particularly drawn to the 5-star Mauna Lani on the ... Read More »

Over 1500 Mahalos to You!

I was recently reviewing some statistics for Go Visit Hawaii and I noticed that we have over 1500 comments! That rocks! I very much appreciate your comments. Even if you have a different point of view than mine, your comments are welcomed. If you’ve not been reading the comments, then you’ve been missing out on some valuable insight. Sometimes readers ... Read More »

What to do with your valuables when you snorkel?

The savvy reader knows that you should never leave your valuables unattended on the beach. So what are you to do with your money, car keys, room keys, license, credit cards, etc? How will you keep them dry when you snorkel, kayak, swim, etc? Store them in a floating waterproof carry case or dry sack. You can search for waterproof ... Read More »

Island Hopping: From Maui to See the Big Island Lava Flow

A reader recently asked if it was possible to take a day trip from Maui to see the Big Island lava flow.  The answer is yes, it is possible and there are a few alternatives. Before I get into the details of the alternatives, let me make sure that I emphasize that an active volcano is extremely unpredictable.  In the ... Read More »

How to Find the Best Maui Restaurants

Maui Restaurant

Since we’ve had the opportunity to visit all the islands, we’ve noticed Maui has more than it’s fair share of great Hawaii restaurants. On top of the ono (delicious) food, many of Maui’s restaurants also have beautiful views to enjoy while dining. That’s definitely a bonus to enjoy when you are on vacation! So, how do you find the best ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for April 26th

Another vacation news roundup this week? And on a Saturday? Yep, here are some interesting tidbits from Hawaii and from around the blogosphere. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reopened yesterday after being closed for about two days due to elevated sulfur dioxide levels. Erica offers some insight about Hotwire.com, a discount travel website. I especially found the description of Hotwire’s TripStarter ... Read More »

Top Oahu Restaurants – Dave & Alice’s Picks

From the Oahu restaurant guide article, I promised a list of top Oahu restaurants from a local resident’s perspective.  I’m so excited and pleased to present the list of Dave and Alice favorite Oahu restaurants.  I think you’ll enjoy this eclectic list that will suit any budget and taste you desire. So, let’s dive into Dave and Alice’s Oahu restaurant ... Read More »

A Celebration of Spam – 6th Annual Waikiki Spam Jam

If you find yourself in Waikiki on Saturday, May 3rd, head over to Kalakaua Avenue and you’ll find a fun event celebrating Hawaii’s love affair with Spam. The Waikiki Spam Jam sounds like so much fun!  The street festival will offer entertainment on two separate stages beginning at 5:00pm and going through the evening.  Several local restaurants will have booths ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for April 24th

Whoa, this has been a newsy week so far, hasn’t it? Here’s the new stuff for today: Via This Just In, I found a new website that tracks the economic impact of travel by state. If you hover your mouse over the states, a small window pops up to show you the spending generated by tourism for that state. Being ... Read More »

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