Monthly Archives: August 2010

Luxury Dreaming at this Poipu Vacation Home

I was invited to a cocktail party at this luxury beachfront vacation home on a recent trip to Kauai. Well, it was absolutely cruel and lovely at the same time. It was cruel in that I can’t afford a daily rental rate starting at $1,500, but it was lovely to dream of staying there. I thought you might enjoy taking ... Read More »

Your Take: Why You Love Oahu

A few weeks ago, I asked the Go Visit Hawaii facebook community why they like Oahu.  As I read each comment, I must have been nodding my head in agreement.  I also felt the urge to book a ticket to Oahu ASAP. That’s just a warning for you before you start reading them. From your thoughts on Oahu,  I think ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Two Lucky Ducks, er Lucky Macaws Edition

Today’s vibrant photo was supplied by the Big Island’s Mauna Kea Hotel. I had noticed this photo they posted on twitter, claiming that these two birds are their “most demanding guests :-).”  I have to wonder if these macaws know how good they’ve got it? Anyone want to trade places with them? With a view like that, I bet you ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: August 26, 2010

Let’s check out what the surf is serving up today. * The 2010 Duke’s Oceanfest is in action at Waikiki Beach. You can watch the live surfing action online at this link. Here’s a link to the Thursday schedule of events. (Hat tip to Nancy Daniels of Outrigger) * Quite a few Hawaii airfare sales have been popping up in ... Read More »

You and Duke Surfing the Web

When you visit Waikiki, you’ve got to see the Duke Kahanamoku Statue honoring the memory of one of Hawaii’s greatest athletes and surfers. The handsome statue is the focus of one of Honolulu’s live webcams. Here’s a fun vacation idea for you. Email the webcam link to your friends and family. Then when you visit the statue, call them from ... Read More »

Kealakekua Hawaii – A Song-Inspired Beauty

Have you heard that perky song that goes “Take me back to my little grass shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii”?  In case the song isn’t ringing a bell yet, take a look at this link to a YouTube video with the Joni James version of the song. Have you ever wondered where is this song-inspired place called Kealakekua, Hawaii? Well, it’s ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Running Rainbow

Today’s photo was provided by my friend, Melissa Chang, from Honolulu. Melissa  was out for a run this past Monday when she saw this rainbow. .What an inspiring view for a run! Melissa blogs about Hawaii dining and living at Urban Mixed Plate, where she’s almost always writing about some of Oahu’s tastiest restaurants. Mahalo Melissa for sharing your photo ... Read More »

Fly On Over To the Blog Carnival of Aloha

Today, Go Visit Hawaii suggests that you go visit  to latest blog carnival of Aloha at Homespun Honolulu.There’s a good collection of blog posts from a variety of Hawaii bloggers. Most of the posts have a bird connection. So, fly on over and check it out. Read More »

Video: Kauai’s Wailua Falls

Wailua Falls might be one of Hawaii’s most iconic waterfalls and definitely a must see on your Kauai vacation. Whether you’ve seen this waterfall many times or look forward to your first view, I hope you’ll enjoy this video of Wailua Falls. See my post for details and directions for visiting Wailua Falls. (Email subscribers: click here to access the ... Read More »

Checklist of things to do before your (Hawaii) vacation

I wrote this checklist while I was recently in-flight while all the “going away” preparations were fresh in my mind. Preparing to go on vacation can be stressful, but hopefully this checklist will help you stay organized and calm. Prep you and your home before you go away Check and pay your bills. Take out trash – so that you ... Read More »

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