Monthly Archives: February 2010

Hawaii Tourism Authority’s Post-Tsunami Statement

I know many of us were saying prayers and holding our breath today when we learned of the tsunami warning in Hawaii today. Thankfully, there was no reported  damage. The  Hawaii Tourism Authority issued the following statement following the tsunami.: “At approximately 1:40 p.m., the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center cancelled the tsunami warning in Hawaii.  There was no reported damage ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A Match Made in Heaven…er Hawaii

I found today’s Aloha Friday Photo submission to be very, very amusing. Only in Hawaii would this combination of SPAM and macadamia nuts come together. I wouldn’t mind trying this nutty concoction, but I’m quite fond of the milk chocolate, toffee covered macadamia nuts. So, what do you think of this flavor combination? Would you like to give it a ... Read More »

Where to find Local Favorite Restaurants On Oahu

No matter where you travel, one of the best ways to experience authentic local culture is to find the locals’ favorite restaurants. That’s certainly true in Hawaii; so, I encourage you to explore Oahu restaurants beyond the resorts to discover some ‘ono grinds that will broke the mouth.  When you eat where the locals eat, you not only taste the ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News Roundup: February 24, 2010

Hawaii continues to be on sale! Check out these deals that I think are especially good offers. * I rarely see deals for the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort in the Ko’Olina resort area of Oahu. So, when I saw this deal for $199 per night, I had to let you know. That’s a savings of $140 per night. This is ... Read More »

Living la Vida Local…Hawaiian style

If you’ve ever daydreamed about moving to Oahu, this guest post by Joe Segal gives you an idea of the price ranges and types of neighborhoods you can find. I know I was pretty surprised by some of the prices. Joe works with the Hawaii real estate company Prudential Locations. Joe told me that that the 2009 average Oahu home ... Read More »

Oahu’s Top 3 Scenes Where LOST Is Filmed

As a fans of the hit television show LOST and of the island of Oahu, we had a blast finding the filming locations from some of our favorite scenes around Oahu. Finding some of the locations was a bit of a treasure hunt and we made some mistakes along the way. Through our experiences, I am able to share an ... Read More »

Hawaii in High Definition with Polarized Sunglasses

If you don’t already have a pair of polarized sunglasses, do yourself a favor and get some to bring on your Hawaii vacation. They really do make a difference. You know the phrase, “Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know”? Well that was the case with me until I had a chance to try polarized sunglasses for myself. Andy ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Waikiki Lifeguard Station “Enjoys” Sunset

I adore photos of Hawaii lifeguard stations, so naturally I fell in love with this photo from Waikiki Beach at sunset by Paul, the Flying Photog. Ah, wouldn’t you kind of like to be transformed into a Hawaii lifeguard station? You’d get to sit on the beach and watch the waves all day long.  Mahalo, Paul, for your permission to ... Read More »

3 Travel-Friendly Freebies

Free, free, we love free! Don’t we? Well, here are three free samples that are perfect for travelers, whether you’re headed to Hawaii or anywhere else: 1.  Get free samples of shampoo and conditioner from Aveeno – click here to order. 2.  Burt’s Bees is offering a free sample of their new line of natural toothpaste – click here to ... Read More »

Another Great VolcanoChaser Lava Video

By now, you’ve probably figured out that I’m a little bit volcano crazy. I mean, how much more exciting can it get than to witness red hot lava oozing? When the Big Island lava is on the move with surface flows like it is now, I’m particularly intrigued. So, I subscribe to volcanochaser’s YouTube channel and rush to watch his ... Read More »

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