Monthly Archives: September 2009

First Time Hawaii Vacation Interview with Mom & Daddy

Many readers may recall that Andy and I played the role of Hawaii tour guide for my parents in April. The four of us vacationed in Maui for a week plus we hopped over to Oahu for a day trip. It was rewarding for me to be able show my parents why I’ve been inspired to write over a thousand ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News Roundup: September 28, 2009

Seems like our Hawaii vacation news roundup is always such a potpourri. Today’s edition is no exception as it includes sweepstakes, cheap rates, and even a haunted lagoon canoe ride. * Outside Magazine, Travelocity and Hawaii Visitor’s Bureau have teamed up to offer a Hawaii vacation sweepstakes. You can enter here to win airfare for two, a 5-night stay at ... Read More »

Announcing New Series: The Hawaii Vacation Misadventures of Andy & Sheila

Last weekend, Andy and I were reminiscing about our Hawaii vacations. Somehow our conversation evolved to recalling the many funny mishaps from our trips. So, I thought I’d share some of our laughable experiences that weren’t so funny at the time, but have turned into fond memories. With each post in the series, I hope you’ll find both a good ... Read More »

Free & Green Shoe Bag Idea

Among all my other nerdy tendencies, I’m a recycling/reuse nerd, too. I always think twice before throwing something away. About a year ago, I got the idea that the plastic newspaper delivery bags might make great shoe bags to protect my clothes from germy, dirty shoes in my luggage. I tried the idea and it worked like a charm! I ... Read More »

Honolulu’s Rainbow Drive-In: A Local Fave

If you are looking for cheap, local eats in Honolulu, the Rainbow Drive-In will fit the bill. You’ll find this Honolulu favorite along Kapahulu Avenue, near the eastern edge of Waikiki. If you’ve heard the Hawaii dishes of “mixed plate”, “plate lunch” and the “loco moco”, but you don’t know what they are, Rainbow Drive-In is a great place to ... Read More »

5 Steps for Planning Your Hawaii Vacation

Here’s another blast from the past post, that’s worth reviewing again. This post, Tips for Planning Your Trip to Hawaii, was first published September, 2007. As a former industrial engineer, I can be a bit of a planning nerd. I’ve found that by investing a couple of hours into research and planning, the effort has paid off with some perfect ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News Roundup: September 21, 2009

There’s lot’s cooking today, so let’s dive right into the vacation news. * Maui News has issued their annual “Best of Maui 2009” list. Though the publication is separated out into multiple pdf files, it’s worth your time to review it, if you’re headed to Maui. In the publication, you’ll find the best restaurants in multiple categories, plus you’ll find ... Read More »

Zipping Through the Airport in Hawaii

This blast from the past post, A Vacation Time Saving Tip, was originally posted in March 2008. Andy and I have used this time-saving trick a number of times when we’ve chosen to check luggage. It really makes a difference! This time saving idea will help you if you check your luggage and you are traveling with someone else. When ... Read More »

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