Monthly Archives: May 2008

Hapu’u I’i – A Furry Hawaiian Fern

You may recall my post about the extraordinary hapuu tree ferns in Hawaii.  On my recent visit to the Big Island, I noticed a strange looking, furry variety that I hadn’t yet seen.  This fern is the Hapu’u I’i that is endemic to Hawaii.  The photo above shows the fern’s fiddle head (coiled frond).  It’s difficult to tell the perspective ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for May 30th

Here’s your Aloha Friday news edition: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has announced the festivities for their 28th annual Cultural Festival on Saturday, July 12th.  If you are going to be on the Big Island then, you should make plans to attend this free event.  This year the festival will honor the year of the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy).  You can now ... Read More »

A reminder to be careful around Hawaii’s waterfalls.

One of the many things I love about Hawaii is the abundance of beautiful waterfalls. Wailua Falls on Kauai and Akaka Falls on the Big Island are just a couple of my favorites. As magnificent as Hawaii’s waterfalls are, you need to be aware of some of the lurking dangers if you get too close. Sadly, in recent days, two ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for May 29th

TripAdvisor announced the top 10 free US attractions. The beautiful and amazing Waimea Canyon on Kauai made the list at number three, while the solemn USS Arizona Memorial in Oahu’s Pearl Harbor came in at number six.  When I wrote the series of the best budget friendly things to see and do on each island, I listed both of these ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Coupons and Discounts

Check out eCouponsHawaii.com before you go on vacation and you may find some valuable savings. I’ve been clicking away on that website and finding some nice deals that would definitely benefit Hawaii visitors and residents, too. To save you some steps, I’m linking to coupon pages that I felt were worth pointing out to my fellow Hawaii travelers. The offers ... Read More »

Don’t Miss Laie Point on Oahu

When you’re sight-seeing on the North Shore of Oahu, don’t miss seeing Laie Point. Here you will find several small sandstone islands just off shore. The main attraction is this natural sea arch shown in the photo above. The hole was punched out during a tsunami in 1946. Here’s another view of it. Laie Point is located just a couple ... Read More »

Breaking News: Hawaii Airfare War!

Wednesday, May 28th update:  It appears that all the lower fares are possibly all gone, but it’s still worth looking into as Kayak.com is reporting some lower fares. Tuesday, May 27th afternoon update: These fare seem to be fluctuating erratically. I just checked Charlotte to Honolulu for myself and the best Continental fares were gone, then 10 minutes later, I ... Read More »

Hawaii News and Deals for May 23rd

Happy Aloha Friday and Memorial Day weekend! Here are some interesting newsy bits and enticing Hawaii deals for you. Dr Beach announced his 2008 list of the ten best US beaches.  Hanalei Beach on the North Shore of Kauai made the list at number 2.  Hamoa Beach on Maui near Hana is this year’s seventh best US beach. BookIt.com named ... Read More »

Where’s the beach?

Hawaii’s beaches are free and open to the public.  Sometimes finding access to the beaches can be a bit tricky, though.  Look for shoreline public access signs like the one shown in the above photo. Public access should generally be well marked, so stay on the designated paths and be careful to respect private property. If you want to access ... Read More »

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