Monthly Archives: October 2011

Aulani Review: Guide to Disney’s Hawaii Resort & Spa

We thoroughly enjoyed our Aulani stay and covering their Grand Opening Celebration. This review will detail all aspects of this excellent resort and provide you with tips for getting the most out of your Aulani experience. Hawaiian Culture Is Embraced and Honored When I first heard that Disney was coming to Hawaii several years ago, I wondered how Disney would blend ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Polynesian Pumpkin Carving

Today’s Aloha Friday Photo comes from my sister Michelle. She carved this cute Polynesian-themed scene onto a pumpkin to celebrate this holiday season. The pattern came from a template, but the steady hand, patience and skill are all hers. Nicely done, sis! Mahalo to Michelle for sharing her photo with us on this Aloha Friday before Halloween. Originally posted October ... Read More »

Outrigger Canoe Sailing in Ko Olina with Hawaiian Ocean Adventures

While we were staying at the Disney Aulani resort in Ko Olina, this colorful outrigger canoe by the lagoon kept grabbing my attention. So, I went by Makiki Joe’s water sport hut to inquire about it. I found out that I could go sailing along the Ko Olina coast this beautiful outrigger canoe with Hawaiian Ocean Adventures for $99 per ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: October 26, 2011

* Hilton is celebrating their 50th year in Hawaii with a five-night Hawaii vacation sweepstakes including airfare, a $50 food and beverage credit plus 50 complimentary resort activities. You need a Hilton HHonors account, which are free to obtain. This sweepstakes is open to residents of the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada (not including Quebec) and Japan. * If you want ... Read More »

Have you tried Spam Musubi?

You know Hawaii loves Spam.  How much so? Well, Hawaii residents and visitors consume nearly 7 million cans of Spam each year. That’s a lot of Spam! With Hawaii’s love of Spam combined with an influence of Japanese cooking, the popular Hawaii snack, Spam Musubi, evolved. What is Spam Musubi? The ingredients are rice, rice seasoning including sesame seeds, nori ... Read More »

Coconut Milk Ice Cream from Coconut Glen’s

As you’re planning your day to explore Maui’s Road to Hana, one quirky stop you might want to include in your plans is at Coconut Glen’s Here, you will find dairy-free ice cream homemade from coconut milk. I got to meet Glen, the laidback owner, on the day I was touring the road to Hana with No Ka Oi Adventures. ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Holy Innocents Episcopal Church

Today’s Aloha Friday Photo comes to us from Paula Cook who recently enjoyed a return visit to Maui. Paula’s beautiful photo is of Holy Innocents Episcopal Church on Front Street in Maui’s Lahaina town. Paula wrote, “I wanted to go inside to take some pics, but there was a wedding taking place. You can see the rose petals on the ... Read More »

Fun Things To Do on a Rainy Day in Oahu

You’re happy to be on Oahu, but you checked the Hawaii weather forecast and, ugg, it’s going to be a rainy day. Don’t despair! There’s plenty of fun things to do that won’t dampen your Oahu vacation. Waikiki Aquarium Seeing tropical fish and plants is a great activity for everyone of all ages. Admission is $9 for adult and $2 ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: October 19, 2011

Let’s all grab a board to surf these Hawaii vacation news waves. * The newly renovated Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel is offering a special rate of $105 per night for a city view room. (To see the deal, click on the “Special Offers” tab at this link.) This hotel is directly across from Waikiki Beach. It’s hard to top that ... Read More »

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