Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Good News and Bad News of Hawaii Hotel Rates

As you might imagine, I regularly check Hawaii hotel rate and occupancy trends. What’s the current trend? For a quick summation, let’s look at recent headlines from Pacific Business News: Hawaii hotel room rates rise 7% Hawaii hotel occupancy nudges upward, room rates gain Hawaii hotels’ gross profits total $928.2M Hawaii hotel room revenue in 2011 was highest since 2007 ... Read More »

Lanai Sunset Picnic by Puupehe (Sweetheart Rock)

When we go to Hawaii, we like to plan a picnic at sunset. As I’ve described in the post, The “Restaurant” with the Best Sunset View in Hawaii, sunset is the ideal time to enjoy a picnic. You’ll practically feel like you have the place all to yourself while most folks are trying to get a nice table in a ... Read More »

February 2012 Big Island Volcano Update

Something hot always seems to be going on with the active volcano, Kilauea, on Hawaii’s Big Island. Here’s the latest news on where you can see lava activity. 1.  Halemaumau Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park continues to vent  from the lava lake below the crater’s surface. Dusk, night and dawn are the best times to check in on the ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: From Ocean View, Hawaii

Karren Fleuret shared today’s Aloha Friday Photo. Karren moved from San Diego to Ocean View on Hawaii’s Big Island in December. Two weeks after she moved in, she captured this golden sunset from her lanai.  It sure is a beaut! Mahalo to Karren for sharing her photo with us on this Aloha Friday! Read More »

What do you think of Waikiki Beach?

Thousands of visitors flock to Waikiki Beach every day. Hawaii’s most iconic beach has been dubbed a tourist’s mecca. I know we have lots of seasoned Hawaii travelers who read Go Visit Hawaii. So, I’d love to hear your thoughts about Waikiki Beach. Do you love it, like it or avoid it? To start this discussion, I’ll share my thoughts. ... Read More »

In Search of Mammals Near Lanai

Humpback whale fluke off Lanai

When we stopped by the concierge desk at Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay to learn what  ocean adventures were available, we immediately asked to book the Lana’I Mammal Search with Trilogy. With February being the height of Hawaii’s humpback whale season, we had our fingers crossed that we’d see some whale action – and that we did! Within ... Read More »

Ukulele Buying Guide: Where to Buy a Ukulele on Oahu

ABC Store Ukulele

When you travel to Hawaii–Oahu in particular–you run the risk of being bitten by a rather contagious bug. No, not a bed bug. The bug I refer to is more of a “jumping flea.” You may know it better as a ukulele. Whether grabbing cocktails in Waikiki or catching a luau in Honolulu, your trip to Hawaii is practically guaranteed ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Luxury in Paradise

This photo makes me want to crawl right into this scene! Are you with me? I spy two empty chairs. Let’s snag’em! Mahalo to Janet from New Mexico for sharing this photo from the infinity pool at the Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences at Kapalua Bay in Maui. Now please excuse me as I stare at this photo for the rest of ... Read More »

Tips for First Time Hawaii Snorkelers

I’ve recently been asked for snorkeling advice for first Hawaii visitors. So, I thought we’d take another look back at this blast from the past post that I originally published in April 2008 – Courage for First Time Hawaii Snorkeling and Confessions from the Chicken of the Sea. — If you have never snorkeled before, I’d like to encourage you to ... Read More »

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