Monthly Archives: November 2011

8th Annual Kona Surf Film Festival

The Kona Surf Film Festival is all set to start December 2 and 3 at the beautiful Mauni Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows.  Obviously we’d all love to be there to see all the top film submissions, but since most of us won’t be able to do that, we can at least watch the cool trailers. Here are some of ... Read More »

What Time is Sunset in Waikiki?

One of the first things we do when we’re planning a Waikiki vacation is to check sunset times. Whether it’s planning a memorable sunset picnic or having a tropical sunset drink in Waikiki, it’s important to know when sunset is. This handy dandy link will help you find Waikiki/Honolulu sunset times. When you open the link, it displays sunset time for ... Read More »

Finding a Sunny Place of Refuge on Hawaii’s Big Island

“We need to go to the Place of Refuge today.” That was the thought that woke me on the first full day of our recent Big Island visit. We’ve been to Puuhonau o Honaunau National Historical Park, commonly known as the Place of Refuge, on two other trips and we didn’t have plans to return on this visit, but for ... Read More »

What To Buy For The Hawaii Lover On Your Christmas List

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got Christmas shopping on my mind today. So, I wanted to revisit last year’s gift idea post with some fresh ideas for what to get your friends and family that love the Aloha State. Hawaiian Happy Cakes –  I wrote this about Happy Cakes, “These moist and golden pineapple, macadamia nut and coconut ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset from Palawai

What a colorful sunset backdrop to the cook pines that line the Palawai Basin in the uplands of Lana’i. Mahalo to Lana’i resident and Four Seasons Lana’i General Manager, Tom Roelens for sharing his beautiful photo with us. Read More »

Mahalo to You

With tomorrow being Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., I wanted to thank you for reading Go Visit Hawaii. Mahalo and Happy Thanksgiving! Read More »

Don’t Go To Hawaii Without: Shoes You Don’t Mind Getting Wet & Muddy

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I see so many people on Hawaii’s trails and adventures wearing new-looking, white sneakers. I just don’t have the heart to tell them that their shoes will never look the same. They’re blissfully unaware that they’re going to have to stamp through unavoidable mud or cross the trail in a stream. To hike to waterfalls and traipse through a rainforest, ... Read More »

Hawaii’s Big Island November 2011 Trip Report

We’re back from a wonderful week on Hawaii’s Big Island. I sincerely love all the Hawaiian Islands, but my love for Hawaii Island grows deeper and deeper with each visit. After each visit to Hawaii, I like to provide a quick snapshot of all we did in case it helps you for your vacation planning. Of course, I’ll provide all ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A License to Kona Edition

Today’s Aloha Friday Photo was shared on our facebook community by Cathe Herbert. Cathe said she loves Hawaii so much that she had to tell the world. Who can blame her for wanting to display her aloha of Kona on her license plate? Mahalo, Cathe, for sharing your photo with us! Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: November 16, 2011

Aloha again from Hawaii’s Big Island. I hope you’ll enjoy this photo of last night’s sunset while reading these brief news and deal items. *  Hawaiian Airlines announced it will begin non-stop service from New York’s JFK airport to Honolulu in June 2012. *  Kauai’s Grand Hyatt is on sale for $259 per night including two buffet breakfasts for the ... Read More »

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