Monthly Archives: July 2010

Aloha Photo Friday: Cowboy Boots on Oahu Edition

Today’s Aloha Friday Photo comes to us from Nikki Brown by way of North Dakota. Nikki took this photo of sunset from Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu. If you look closely on the hammock, you might be able to see there’s someone on the hammock wearing cowboy boots. That’s Nikki’s husband enjoying that laid back view ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News & Deals: July 29, 2010

* I’ve been checking the Hawaii Volcano Observatory reports regularly. The new developments are that lava is entering the ocean at two points and a potential third entry point is less than 250 feet from the ocean. The concerning eastward advance towards homes has slowed a bit, which is good news. * How about a sweet deal for a Maui ... Read More »

United Sale from LAX to Hawaii – $200++ roundtrip

If you can fly from LAX, you’re in luck with low fares to Honolulu (HNL), Lihue Kauai (LIH) , and Kahului, Maui (OGG). Fares are valid for travel between September 7, 2010 and October 30, 2010.  A three-night, Friday night or Saturday night minimum stay is required.  Fares are subject to availability and may not be valid on all flights/dates.  See ... Read More »

Fields of Coffee

Two words that are well-known bffs are Kona and coffee. Today’s fields of Hawaii photo is of a Kona coffee farm on the Big Island of Hawaii. When you visit, you can find plenty of free coffee farm tours and tastings. Kona coffee is considered to be among the best coffees in the world. What makes it special? As the ... Read More »

Na Pali Snorkel Sail with Capt Andy’s

Capt Andy’s tagline is “Nobody has more fun!” Well, count me in as a believer. We had a blast on their Na Pali Snorkel Adventure. What made the trip so much fun? Our captain, Captain Trent, kept us entertained and laughing most of the way. Have you ever been to a comedy show and laughed so many times you lost ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: July 26, 2010

Let’s get this Monday started with some Hawaii vacation news. * Last week, I reported that the lava flow was heading eastward towards Kalapana residences. Per the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory report, the lava did reach and destroy one home yesterday. The good news is that the lava has found its way to the ocean which will hopefully lessen the ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset Sail Edition

We have Julie Root to thank for today’s photo. She took this sunset photo near the Marriott Waikoloa on the Big Island. Julie’s photo definitely says Aloha Friday to me. So, let’s pause and enjoy it as we sail off into the weekend. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Visiting Kona’s Greenwell Store

This guest post was written by the lovely Laura Dinaro from Italy. Laura and her husband Marco will soon be on their way to a much anticipated return visit to Hawaii. As Laura was preparing for their trip, she ran across a very nice memory from their previous visit to Hawaii’s Big Island. Mahalo to Laura and Marco for sharing ... Read More »

List of the Best Free Kauai Attractions Updated

I’ve updated the list of the best free Kauai sights and attractions to include two more attractions: Visiting the free gardens around McBryde and Allerton gardens visitors center of the National Tropical Botanical Garden in the Lawai Valley. You must pay to tour the McBryde and Allerton gardens, but there’s a lovely 10-acres of free gardens around the shared visitors ... Read More »

Kauai Marriott Resort Completes Renovation; Offers Fall Deal

Kauai Marriott Resort announced the completion of a $50 million renovation. After enjoying a stay there pre-renovations in Fall 2008, I’d love to check out the improvements myself. (See my pre-renovation Kauai Marriott Resort review.) This multi-million dollar makeover included these improvements: Guest rooms were completely refurbished including furniture, carpet, remodeled baths, etc. From what I’ve seen, the rooms and ... Read More »

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