Monthly Archives: May 2012

Touring the Munro Trail on a UTV with Western Lanai Adventures

As a Hawaii travel blogger, I’ve experienced many fun adventures over the years. After touring Lanai’s Munro Trail by  utility vehicle (UTV), I’d definitely rank it as one of the most scenic and fun tours. I can’t wait to do it again. From the Stables at Koele, we met our Western Lanai Adventures tour guide Cody. Operating a UTV is ... Read More »

A Go Visit Hawaii exclusive deal for Four Season Lanai Resorts

We are excited to be able to share an exclusive deal for the fabulous Four Seasons Lanai resort with Go Visit Hawaii readers. In addition to any special offer, such as the third night free at the Lodge at Koele and the fourth night free at Manele Bay, Go Visit Hawaii readers will get a guaranteed upgrade bonus. Depending on ... Read More »

4 Hawaii vacation sweepstakes to enter now!

If you’re not in Hawaii for Memorial weekend, maybe you have some extra time this weekend to enter  Hawaii vacation giveaways. Here are four sweepstakes and giveaways that could help you vacation in Hawaii. – Four Seasons launched a Pinterest contest aimed at giving brides a chance to win a $2,500 Four Seasons Gift Card, which would could be used ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Crystal Clear Wave

Neal keeps snapping excellent wave photos with his Go Pro camera. He took this photo from Oahu’s Ehukai Beach Park on May 4th. I fell in love with this photo when Neal posted it on his photo blog. I love how clear the water looks with the sky reflections. That slice of sandy beach looks so inviting, too. Mahalo to ... Read More »

Where to go in Hawaii to see volcanoes?

Quite often, I’m asked for advice on where to see volcanoes in Hawaii. The answer is both simple and tricky. You’ll soon see what I mean. All the Hawaiian Islands were created from volcanic eruptions, though most of  the volcanoes that formed the Hawaiian island are extinct or dormant. From the oldest island, Kauai, to the newest island, Hawaii’s Big ... Read More »

Reminder: Check for road closures before driving the road to Hana

The road to Hana is carved into the cliff side of a rainforest. Those combinations make the road susceptible to mudslides, rock falls and other damage in heavy rains. That’s why I recommend you check for road closures in my tips for driving the road to Hana. You may recall that Hawaii was hit with some especially wet weather in ... Read More »

Enter the Travaasa giveaway package valued at more than $700!

Don’t miss the Travaasa Hana giveaway bus, so to speak! The Travaasa giveaway package is valued at more than $700. This prize pack includes a box full of culture goodies sent to your home, plus a fabulous free night stay at Travaasa Hana. The culture pack includes a Mahalo ukulele, private ukulele lesson, Kona coffee, artists kit, barbeque sauces, $100 ... Read More »

Honolulu/Oahu Memorial Day Events & Activities 2012

Honolulu, Oahu is the place to be for Memorial Day weekend. From Punchbowl to Pearl Harbor, you’ll find meaningful ways to honor the spirit of the holiday. Wondering what’s going on?  Here are my top suggestions of where to go and what to do for Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day Events on Monday May 28, 2012  Punchbowl – National Memorial ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: North Shore Oahu Awesomeness

Wowza!  Is this an awesome photo or what! I love this perfectly captured moment – peeking through the sun-clad palm to catch a massive wave forcefully rolling to shore. I can almost hear the sound of the waves as I look at it. Mahalo to the Riveras of New Mexico for sharing their amazing photo from their December Oahu vacation! Read More »

Skateboarders ride down Haleakala

 Riding down Haleakala on skateboards — that just might be a definition of insanity. These daredevils not only did just that, but they filmed it as well. Wowzers! If you are not familiar with the road from Haleakala summit, it’s steep with switchbacks galore. (Email subscribers: click here to access the video.) From the looks of the video, I don’t believe these skateboarders ... Read More »

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