Monthly Archives: June 2009

Best Kauai Cheap Eats

From writing this blog and being on twitter, I have met some great folks who live in the Aloha State. I’ve recently connected with Brian Rubadue who is a real estate expert and resident on Kauai. You can find him and his wife, Alicia, at their website, Kauai Real Estate Professionals. We all know that dining in Kauai can be ... Read More »

July 2009 Cultural Festivals & Events for Maui, Oahu, Hawaii, Kauai

Headed to the Hawaiian Islands this July? Check out this July 2009 list of events and explore Hawaii’s rich culture. MAUI Makawao Paniolo Parade (July 4 at 9 a.m.) – 44th annual parade showcasing Maui’s best Paniolo, themed “Na Paniolo Maoli No,” which translates to “The Original Cowboys!”  Makawao Town, Upcountry Maui.  For more information, call (808) 572-9565. Keiki Hula ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News Roundup For June 26, 2009

Let’s take a peek at another Aloha Friday edition of Hawaii vacation news. * Guess which U.S. city is the most romantic according to TripAdvisor members? I’ll give you a clue. It starts with “Hono” and ends in “lulu.”  Wow! You’re right, it is Honolulu. How’d you guess so quickly?   I agree that Honolulu is very romantic, in fact, ... Read More »

July 4th Events & Fireworks: Maui, Kauai, Hawaii’s Big Island

For 2014 fourth of July events, see this link —> Celebrating July 4th in Hawaii — For 2013 Events across Hawaii, see the following links: Maui July 4th Fireworks & Festivities 2013 Kauai July 4th Fireworks & Events 2013 Oahu’s July 4th Fireworks & Celebrations 2013 Hawaii’s Big Island July 4th Fireworks & Events 2013   ————————- The 2009 events ... Read More »

Hawaii In Contrasts: From Deserted Beaches to People Watching Mecca

We continue our series of Hawaii In Contrasts with a visit to a couple of very different Hawaii’s beaches. First, let’s look at a deserted beach on Lana’i, Polihua Beach. We had this two-mile long beach all to ourselves after taking a four-wheel drive adventure on Lanai. Now compare that quiet beach to Oahu’s people watching mecca, Waikiki Beach. Which ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News Roundup for June 24, 2009

Here’s the latest batch of Hawaii news and deals.  * If I told you that you could stay in a top rated Four Seasons resort on Hawaii for under $200 per night, would you believe me? It’s true. If you stay three nights at the Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele using the third night free promotion, your ... Read More »

Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

If you are looking for a beautiful sunrise hike on Oahu, I recommend the Makapuu Lighthouse Trail on Oahu’s southeastern most point.  In addition to the excellent views of Makapuu Lighthouse along the trail, you’ll also enjoy outstanding coast views from Koko Head on the South to Kailua on the North. You’ll also see Makapuu’s role in WW II history ... Read More »

Video: Defining Hawaii Regional Cuisine

I realized that I’ve made mention of Hawaii Regional Cuisine recently, but I hadn’t really explained what distinguishes this style of cuisine. So, I found this quick video narrated by Hawaii’s award winning chef, Alan Wong. Chef Wong provides an excellent introduction to Hawaii Regional Cuisine with a behind the scenes look in his kitchen as he makes a Hawaii ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News For June 19, 2009

Ah, here we are again on another Aloha Friday. I hope yours is a happy one! * One of the best values on Waikiki Beach, Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel rates have been reduced to $109 for stays through December 23, 2009. In addition to the great rate for a hotel that overlooks Waikiki Beach, guests also receive free breakfast and ... Read More »

Ways To Describe Tasty Food In Hawaii

Dining in Hawaii can be an exotic vacation for your taste buds. Some of the best meals that Andy and I have ever had, have been in Hawaii. With food that’s so good, Hawaii is bound to have some unique ways to describe delicious cuisine. Those descriptions may seem like a foreign language and to some extent they are. You ... Read More »

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