Monthly Archives: January 2011

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: January 31, 2011

*  Mountain view rooms at the newly renovated JW Marriott Ihilani are on sale for $199 through June 30, 2011, but you must book by February 4th. For more information on this deal, see this link and also check out my review of JW Marriott Ihilani. *  Mandara Spa at Hilton Hawaiian Village is offering a romantic spa deal for ... Read More »

Celebrating 1 Year of Aloha Friday Photos (Giveaway Alert)

Today, we celebrate one year of Aloha Friday Photos. Our very first of this series was posted on Friday, January 29, 2010. Since then, we’ve all enjoyed so many of your fantastic Hawaii vacation photos. To celebrate this one year milestone, Andy created this Go Visit Hawaii photo book. It’s an exclusive, limited edition (e.g, there’s only one of’em printed) ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Poipu Whale Edition.

Today’s Aloha Friday Photo comes to us from Cliff. He and his wife have been renting a vacation condo in Kauai’s Poipu Beach. Cliff provides this insight with his photo:” It was early morning, and still pretty dark, when I took this photo from the balcony of the condo we are renting in Poipu.  Must have been a real thrill ... Read More »

Humpback Whale Watching in Hawaii

You know what I’m missing by not being in Hawaii right now? Yep, you guessed it – humpback whale watching. (I bet the title gave the secret away, didn’t it? ) I love, love, LOVE watching those gigantic creatures playing and moving in Hawaii’s protected waters. Since I’m missing the whales so much, I’m drawn back to this video from ... Read More »

Video: Swimming at Sacred/Secret Falls

There’s something almost magical about swimming at the base of a Hawaiian waterfall. I love hearing the sound of the water cascading down the rocks, while floating in the refreshingly chilled pool. It’s a marvelous experience. On our most recent trip to Kauai, we kayaked up the Wailua River and then hiked to Sacred (Secret) Falls for a swim and ... Read More »

Top Tips for Saving Money on Your Hawaii Vacation

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I wish that I could stand on top of Diamond Head and shout out that going to Hawaii does not have to wipe out your bank account. Sure, Hawaii can be an expensive destination, but there are plenty of ways to save in order to make a Hawaii vacation affordable to your budget. I’ve written a series of articles with ... Read More »

Kauai Connections in 2011 Movies

There’s no doubt that Hollywood loves the picturesque island of Kauai. Over the years, Kauai has been a filming location in more than 60 movies and TV productions. This year,  the Garden Isle will be making appearances once again in these upcoming movies. Just Go with It is a romantic comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler. It will be ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Leaping Legends Editions

Mahalo to Go Visit Hawaii’s Italian friends, Marco and Laura, for providing this perfectly captured shot of the daily cliff dive ceremony at Sheraton Maui on Kaanapali Beach. Laura and Marco traveled all the way from Italy to visit three Hawaiian Islands back in August, 2010. Laura writes, We spent our last week at Kaanapali Beach Hotel on Maui;  just ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: January 21, 2011

Here’s what’s shakin’ in Hawaii vacation deals and news land. * With rising fuel costs, experts say we’re likely to see higher airfare costs. As SmarterTravel put it, “For consumers, fuel prices may be the most important index to watch through the coming year. All signs point to higher prices, which means travelers can expect more fare hikes and, possibly ... Read More »

Will The Eddie Go Today?

When the massive ocean swells hit the North Shore of Oahu, we perk our ears up to see if Eddie Aikau big wave surfing event is on. Waves must reach a minimum height of 20 feet (resulting in a wave face of 30 feet in height) for this special surfing event to happen. Thousands of people literally gather around Waimea ... Read More »

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