Monthly Archives: April 2011

Lei Day in Hawaii

The first of May is a celebration of lei in Hawaiian culture. Last year, we were fortunate to join in the annual celebration at Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club on Kauai. We enjoyed seeing a lei making competition, a royal court procession, hula and cultural presentations. If you visit Hawaii during Lei Day, check local papers for island events. With Lei ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Kauai North Shore Edition

Today’s Aloha Friday Photo was taken by Karl Moss on his very recent trip to Kauai with his wife. Karl says he believes this photo is from Wainiha Bay off of Highway 560 on Kauai’s North Shore. I love that Karl composed this photo with flanking Ironwood Trees. And, that little section of golden sand is calling me to plop ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: April 28, 2011

We’ve got quite a newsy day today – so much so, that I’ve organized the news in sections. Et voila ~ Sweepstakes & Giveaways * Enter to win a chance to win a Oahu vacation at the Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk. Most Hawaii sweepstakes are for two, but this prize is for four and valued at $20,000. Enter here. * ... Read More »

Polarized Sunglasses for Your Hawaii Vacation

From my recent visit to Lana’i, I was reminded of how much better polarized sunglasses are for touring Hawaii. So, I wanted to republish this blast from the past post – Hawaii in High Definition with Polarized Sunglasses. —- If you don’t already have a pair of polarized sunglasses, do yourself a favor and get some to bring on your ... Read More »

A Hui Hou Lana’i

We must leave Lana’i today, thought we really don’t want to go! I look forward to sharing the new Lana’i travel insights I’ve gained on this trip. I may have one other Lana’i post this week. Then I’ll start our normal rotation, covering all the islands. In the meantime, I wanted to share this 10-second video that Andy shot from ... Read More »

Hale Bliss

Today, Andy and I indulged in a couples massage, oceanside in a private hale at The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay. It was a symphony for the senses! Before the experience escaped my memory, I wanted to write it all down. After enjoying some sauna and steam room time in the main spa, we were led ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Lana’i Dolphins

Today’s excellent Aloha Friday Photo comes to us from Lana’i resident and Four Seasons Lanai General Manager, Tom Roelens. What a great action shot of two playful dolphins zipping through Lana’i’s bright blue water! This dolphin photo reminds us that while humpback whale season may only last from December to April, you’ll see dolphins year round in Hawaii. By the ... Read More »

Earth Day 2011 — Care for Hawaii’s Sea Life

In the spirit of Earth Day, I thought I’d recycle an Earth Day post from the past. Caring for Hawaii’s sea life is still very important. Let’s consider the very important topic of protecting Hawaii’s reefs, fish, and marine mammals when you visit. This entertaining video with excellent underwater footage is narrated by a fish. Listen to the story they ... Read More »

Live Lana’i Updates

  It may seem that I’ve been cat napping the past couple of days, but actually, that’s far from the case!  I’ve been super active since landing on Lana’i Tuesday night.  If you’d like to see what I’ve been up to, I’ve been sharing lots of photos and updates on facebook and twitter. You can check real time updates here: ... Read More »

Bringing Sunscreen With You to Hawaii

From my article  Six Strategies for Packing Light, Dana asked an excellent question about bringing sunscreen to Hawaii. She asked: Curious what you do about sunscreen since it has to be packed in “checked” luggage. Is that a “purchase when you arrive” item? With the current Transportation Security Administration (TSA) 3-1-1 rules, passengers are limited to bringing liquids, aerosols and ... Read More »

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