Monthly Archives: October 2010

Jazz Benefit Concert at Oahu’s JW Marriott Ihilani

Apaulo Music Productions presents the First Pacific Rim Jazz Festival on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa – Hokulani Ballroom, 4 until 10 p.m. This event will offer an incredible line-up of international artists, national stars and local favorites. The Festival will be benefiting The Kapolei Foundation: an organization that grants scholarships to deserving ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Maui Cloudscape Edition

Today’s Aloha Friday Photo was provided by Benjamin Padgett via his photography blog at  Majestic Exposures. Benjamin took this photo last month while on his very first visit to Hawaii. He titled this one “Maui Sailboat Cloudscape”. Mahalo to Benjamin for sharing his photo with us on this Aloha Friday. Read More »

Video: Scenes from Kauai’s Kalalau Trail

Hiking Kauai’s Kalalau Trail is a challenging, yet very rewarding experience – even when you’re only hiking the first two miles of this 11-mile long cliff-side trail. On our recent visit to Kauai, we decided to hike the first two miles in of this trail for a second time. Andy captured video clips along the way to create a video ... Read More »

Big Island Snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay with Fair Wind II

Snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii was excellent. We’d probably rank it in our top three snorkeling experiences. You can access Kealakekua Bay by kayak from Napo’opo’o Bay, by a four to six-hour round-trip hike or by a tour boat. We opted for the easy peasyness of a  tour boat. After researching our options we chose ... Read More »

Where to Swim at a Waterfall in Oahu

As you are planning activities for your Oahu vacation, you might want to consider swimming at a waterfall for a unique experience. On Oahu, there’s not an abundance of waterfalls that the public can access. Manoa Falls is an amazing Oahu waterfall, but visitors aren’t allowed to swim there. The good news is that  Waimea Falls (also known as Waihi) ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: No Rain = No Rainbows Edition

Today’s gorgeous Aloha Friday Photo comes to us from my friend Dave from Oahu. Here’s Dave’s story about this photo: I park a few blocks away from work because I like/need the walk. On this day it was raining so I decided to walk straight to the car instead of walking down the beach but changed my mind.  I was ... Read More »

Humpbacks are Back in Hawaii

On October 20th, the StarAdvertiser reported the first humpback whale sighting of the season. Megan Haertling, spokeswoman for the Pacific Whale Foundation, said that Capt. Chris Howard, skipper of the catamaran Alii Nui, reported seeing a single young male whale at 9:35 a.m. This “single young male whale” was spotted about 2.3 miles off the west coast of Maui. I ... Read More »

Giveaway Alert: Celebrating 5,000 Comments

We’ve recently reached a milestone that makes me very happy.  We’ve logged over 5,000 comments on Go Visit Hawaii! Woohoo! I love your comments. Your additional insights and questions add so much more value to the site. With just over 1,300 posts, we’re averaging almost four comments per post. Of course some posts seem to draw more comments than others. ... Read More »

Update & Photos of Disney’s Hawaii Resort in Ko Olina, Oahu

While we were staying next door at the JW Marriott Ihilani in Ko Olina, we got a look at the new Disney resort that’s under construction. The Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, is due to open in August 2011. Of the six towers, two of them will be dedicated hotel accommodations, while four will be for Disney vacation club ... Read More »

Veterans Day Event at Battleship Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor

If you need an immediate excuse to go visit Hawaii, then how about going there to celebrate and honor our veterans on Veterans Day this November 11th. If you’re going, you might want to make plans to be at Battleship Missouri Veterans Day Sunset Ceremony. The public is invited aboard the “Mighty Mo” to salute our nation’s veterans, as State ... Read More »

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