Monthly Archives: November 2009

Hawaii Helicopter vs Plane Scenic Tours

A reader recently asked for my opinion on whether she should choose a fixed-wing tour or helicopter tour on her Kauai vacation. Though I’m sure both would be thrilling, I recommended going with the helicopter tour and here’s why: FAA allows helicopters to fly lower than planes. That means that with a helicopter tour, you’ll still get a bird’s eye ... Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving

Just a quick note today to wish you a happy Thanksgiving and to thank you for reading Go Visit Hawaii! If you happen to be on Oahu today, here’s a list of great Waikiki Thanksgiving dinners, buffets, parades and more!. Read More »

Keeping Your Valuables Safe at the Beach

A very nice reader, Chris, from Oahu recently wrote me saying, I noticed that a lot of visitors to Hawaii forget about protecting their cell phones around the beach.  They either drop it in the ocean, leave it by their towel and not realize that an occasional wave can reach the towel and anything else laying near it like a ... Read More »

Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tour in Kauai

My friend Shane Eubanks of Insider Travel Group recently experienced Kauai from the air with Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours. Shane agreed to tell us about his tour and share some tips. Mahalo, Shane, for your review of this tour. —- There are plenty of ways to see various sites in Kauai, but the one that will guarantee you see just ... Read More »

Honeymoon Couple On Cloud Nine Over Hawaii

I’m always excited to hear from readers who tell me about how much they enjoyed their travels to Hawaii. This past week, at a conference in Las Vegas, I had the unexpected pleasure of meeting Go Visit Hawaii reader Josh Gampel of Onward Search in Connecticut. Josh and his new bride, Jenn, honeymooned on Maui, Oahu, and Kauai in August. ... Read More »

Google Brings Hawaii Virtually to Your Doorstep!

If you’ve ever visited Hawaii, you’re going to love this new feature from Google Maps. If you’ve never visited Hawaii, you’re going to love this new feature from Google Maps. So, what is it? Well, Google has announced the addition of Hawaii to its Street Views project, meaning you can take a virtual “stroll” around the places you’ve visited, or ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News Roundup: November 18, 2009

Oodles of deals and newsy bits to share today, so let’s get to it. * Here’s a lovely little boutique hotel, Hotel Coral Reef, in Kapaa, Kauai that you might want to consider for your next visit to the Garden Isle. Check out their plethora of special offers, including third night free or ocean front suite “eSpecial” of $169 per ... Read More »

The 2009 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Competitions are on!

Whether you’re a surfer or a surfer-admirer, like myself, you’ll enjoy watching the experts power through the big waves of Oahu’s North Shore at the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.This competition is the most prestigious surfing event in the world. Please be warned that watching these events can become very addicting. When Andy and I caught a surfing competition at ... Read More »

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