Monthly Archives: May 2010

Honoring Memorial Day

As today is Memorial Day in the US, I thought it would be appropriate to share this view of the somber wall of names in the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor. Along with the names inscribed in the wall, there’s a message that reads, “To the memory of the gallant men here entombed and their shipmates who gave their ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Let Sleeping Monks Lie Edition

Shhh! Be very quiet, we’re watching monk seals. *sigh* Doesn’t this seal look so peacefully relaxed? Based on the number of scars, it looks like this seal deserves a little rest and relaxation. Today’s Aloha Friday Photo comes to us from Shawna by way of our Go Visit Hawaii facebook community. Shawna took this photo at Lagoon One at Ko’Olina ... Read More »

What to do in Honolulu/Oahu Memorial Day

For 2012 events, see Honolulu/Oahu 2011 Memorial Day Activities The following list is for 2010 for reference purposes only. For 2012 events, go to Honolulu/Oahu Memorial Day Events & Activities 2012.  Whether you’re a visitor to Oahu or an island resident, you’ll find plenty to do on Memorial day in Honolulu. Here are some suggestions of how to honor the ... Read More »

Outstanding Kauai Views at Kilauea Point

On my list of the top things you should see and do on Kauai, I’ve included a recommendation to stop at the gorgeous Kilauea Point on the North Shore. This ocean side cliff offers outstanding scenery that features a historic lighthouse. Since Kilauea Point is a national wildlife refuge, you just might observe seabirds when you visit. Oh, and don’t ... Read More »

Fields of Greens

Hawaii boasts an abundance of scenic golf courses and resorts. These golf courses aren’t just some pretty faces either. They’re some of the best courses in the world. In fact, Golf Magazine recently listed nine of Hawaii’s golf resorts  to it’s 2010 premier list. Those top Hawaii golf resorts are: Big Island Four Seasons Resort Hualalai near Kona on the ... Read More »

New Series: Fields of Hawaii

Today, we’ll start a new photo series with an emphasis on the variety fields found in Hawaii. In addition to some pretty photos, I hope to also share some background on the significance of the fields and how it might relate to your Hawaii vacation. I hope you’ll find a few surprises and enjoy the series. Read More »

3 of the Best Oahu Hikes for Your Vacation

Makapuu Lighthouse as seen from the Makapuu Trail

I was surprised to discover that Oahu has some fantastic hiking trails. Most people tend to think the neighboring islands offer the sort of trails that get you “away from it all”, but Oahu certainly has its fair share of great trails. I want to share my  top three favorite hiking trails that I recommend visitors try. These three trails ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A Lanai with a View Edition

Today’s Aloha Friday Photo comes to us from Veronica Hill who writes California Travel Expert and is another one of the super cool kidz at our Go Visit Hawaii facebook community.  Veronica shot this photo from her lanai at the Ihilani Resort in Ko’Olina on Oahu. What a view, eh? I think my blood pressure went down a few notches ... Read More »

Remembering Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoole

It’s probably impossible to visit Hawaii without hearing the amazing voice and music of Hawaii’s beloved IZ, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. Today, IZ would have been 51, so let’s celebrate his life and music with this beautiful YouTube video set to the song, White Sandy Beach. (Email subscribers, click here for the video.) Read More »

Sending Postcards from a Volcano

Did you know that it’s possible to send mail from a volcano? It’s true. On Hawaii’s Big Island, there’s a  village called Volcano and it’s located along the caldera of Kilauea Volcano just a mile or so from the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. One fun vacation idea is to send a letter or postcard from the Volcano Post ... Read More »

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