Monthly Archives: August 2008

Where to Stay in Hawaii to Avoid Rain

The Hawaiian Island’s volcanic mountains combined with the pleasant trade winds create such a diversity of climates.  As I’ve share with you before, each island has a wetter windward side and a drier leeward side. As you plan your Hawaii vacation, you might want to find the best places to stay to avoid rain, particularly in the rainier winter months. ... Read More »

Yippee! Hawaii Airfares On Sale Again!

One of the first e-mails I look at each day is my Hawaii airfare alerts.  This morning, I had to do a double take when I saw fares as low as $441 listed!  I’ve been trying to determine the pattern and which particular airline has the deals.  Northwest, Delta, and Continental all seem to be having fare sales below $500 ... Read More »

Honolulu Now on the Dollar Menu!

Having an entertaining, enriching and fun time in Honolulu doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, there are several great things you should do that are completely free. Here are six excellent things you can see and do in Honolulu for a dollar or less. 1. See the free hula show at Kuhio Beach Park. This free hula show ... Read More »

Hawaiian Airlines Fall Airfare Sale

Hawaiian Airlines has another great fare sale going on with roundtrip prices as low as $360*. If you can fly out of Portland or Phoenix, you can get some of the better deals.  Here’s what Hawaiian is advertising. Los Angeles – Honolulu $460* Oakland – Honolulu $420* Phoenix – Honolulu $360* Portland – Honolulu $360* Sacramento – Honolulu $500* San ... Read More »

Colors of Hawaii: Orange Sunset on Mauna Kea

Yes that is snow on top of a mountain.  And, yes this photo captured on Hawaii.  We took this photo on a Mauna Kea summit sunset and stargazing tour on Hawaii’s Big Island.  What a contrast it was to go from sea level to snow capped cinder cones in a space of just two hours! Though it was very cold ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals and News Roundup for August 25th

Let’s take a peek at the vacation news from the 50th state. Honolulu Advertiser reports that Oahu hotels are offering free parking.  Overnight parking normally averages around $20 in Waikiki, but many resorts are waiving that fee in order to attract guests.  (Also see my post on where to find cheap or free Waikiki parking.) There’s a new luau with ... Read More »

Six Strategies for Packing Light

After reading my article on packing light, a reader recently asked how is it possible to travel to Hawaii with just carry-on luggage. I can certainly understand how that might be a mystery, especially for the first time vacationer to Hawaii. On my first and second visits to Hawaii, I way over packed. Now as a seasoned Hawaii traveler, I ... Read More »

Maui Weather Forecast Resources for Your Vacation

Maui’s weather is wonderful year round and if you’re headed there, then you’ll want to know how the weather is looking.  Here are some resources to help you out. Long-Range Weather Forecasting There’s a saying that past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior.  To a large extent that’s true for the weather.  Weather.com maintains a history of Maui’s ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals and News Roundup for August 20th

Marriott has sweetened their Hawaii deals with a Sand Dollar PLUS package that includes a free extra night, free upgrade, and daily breakfast for two.  You can learn more about their offers here. I stumbled across this interesting story with video about a visually impaired couple from Maryland who honeymooned in Hawaii.  It’s interesting to hear how they enjoyed experiencing ... Read More »

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