Monthly Archives: October 2008

Hawaii Vacation Deals and News Round Up for October 31st

Happy Aloha Friday and Halloween! You’ll find all treats and no tricks here today. The much loved Mauna Kea Resort is due to re-open December 20th.  They’ve been renovating and repairing damage from the 2006 Big Island earthquake. In the meantime, they’re letting us take a virtual sneak peek into the new room designs. See for yourself here. What do ... Read More »

Hanohano – Waikiki’s Best Kept Secret

*** January 2011 Update – The Hanohano Room has been replaced by a private club that’s now called the Leahi Club. If you’re going to Waikiki, I suggest that a visit to Hanohano is a must do. The view from this 30th floor chic restaurant and bar is really worth the visit. Perhaps you’ve heard of Hanohano and and had ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals and News Roundup for October 29th

What does a person do when they return back to the mainland from Hawaii?  Well, after they’ve unpacked the next natural step is to look for deals that will help them get back to Hawaii. Tis true!  Hawaii is highly addictive, you know.  Let’s take a look at the latest Hawaii travel deals and news. Most of the major airlines ... Read More »

Impressions from my trip to Oahu and Kauai

Well, I’m back home in North Carolina now. I’ve had quite a few impressions from this recent trip that I wanted to share with you. So, here goes: The Aloha spirit is alive and well! Each time I visit Hawaii, I always surprised at the kindness of the people of Hawaii. We experienced the warm Aloha spirit many times over ... Read More »

Hawaii’s Big Island Sustainable Travel

Hawaii’s Big Island Visitors Bureau has launched a sustainable travel section on their Web site. Perhaps the term sustainable travel is a new one for you.  I like how the Big Island Visitor’s Bureau defines it. On Hawaii Island, as elsewhere, sustainable tourism today means: Minimizing negative impacts on the environment Promoting the local culture, including heritage, history, arts, crafts, ... Read More »

A Hui Hou Hawaii

With a bit of sadness, I leave Hawaii today to go back home.  This trip has been action packed! I’ve taken pages of notes and Andy has captured tons of great photos with his fancy professional camera. Together, we’ll have so much to share with you. I hope to be back on my regular posting schedule beginning on Tuesday.  In ... Read More »

A Postcard from Oahu

Dear Readers, I’m having a great time.  Wish you were here! I feel so blessed to be able to write this postcard to you from the lanai (balcony) of my wonderful hotel room at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa.  As I sit here, to my left I see the surfers catch the morning waves. To my right, I ... Read More »

The Fresh Flavors of Hawaii

Aloha from Hawaii! There’s so many things I’m looking forward to seeing, doing, and experiencing in this place I love so much. One of the things I love to is the Hawaii regional cuisine. It’s so fresh and delicious. Here’s an excellent video that helps to explain what makes Hawaii’s cuisine so special.  It’s narrated by Maui chef, James McDonald. ... Read More »

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