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Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: August 7, 2013

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* Costco is offering a nice Maui hotel and car deal with Makena Beach & Golf. This five-night deal includes partial-ocean-view room, full-size rental car, daily breakfast buffet for two, hotel and car taxes plus $100 resort credit per room per stay for $759 per person based on double occupancy. That works out to $303.60 per night for hotel, car, ... Read More »

Hawaii Five-0 has great taste in bakeries

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If you were watching Hawaii Five-0 last night, you may have noticed the pastry spread at the breakfast Kona, Adam and his brother had. Adam’s brother took a bite of a pastry and commented about how delicious they were. Kono quickly confessed that she didn’t make it and that they came from Leonard’s Bakery. Another great bakery that’s been featured ... 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 »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: September 14, 2011

*  Starting January 11th, Hawaiian Airlines will begin offering non-stop flights between Maui and two Bay Area airports – Oakland and San Jose. To celebrate, Hawaiian is offering an introductory rate starting at $299 roundtrip. You need to book by today, September 14, 2011 for travel dates between January 11 to March 14, 2012. * As promised in the recent ... Read More »

Hawaii’s Tastiest Sweet Treats

WARNING: You may want to have a napkin nearby as we review these mouthwatering sweets. If you like sweets, you’ll find some onolicious ones in Hawaii! From easy to find to off the beaten path, here’s my list of Hawaii’s tastiest sweet treats: 1. Coco Puffs from Liliha Bakery in Honolulu, Oahu When I took my first bite of a ... Read More »

Honolulu Magazine’s 2011 Best Hawaii Restaurant Award Winners

Each year, HONOLULU Magazine recognizes Hawaii’s top restaurants through their prestigious Hale Aina Awards. The 2011 award winners have just been announced and will be featured in their January issue. In the meantime, here’s a snippet of the award winners by island. Best Oahu Restaurant Gold – Alan Wong’s Honolulu Silver – Le Bistro Bronze – Azure Top 5 – ... Read More »

Kona Village (Big Island) Luau Review

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Kona Village Resort closed in Spring 2011 due to tsunami damage. It is my understanding that all operations at Kona Village Resort are closed, including this luau. I will keep this review available in the event that they might reopen. Since we’ve been to a number of luaus all over Hawaii, we have a good comparison base to ... Read More »

Notes From Our Big Island Visit

As I mentioned last week, I have so many ideas, suggestions and experiences to share with you that I hardly know where to start. I’m conscious that some readers may be in the process of planning your own vacation to the Big Island, so I wanted to go ahead and provide some brief advice and insights from our trip. I’ll ... Read More »

Update: Hawaii’s Big Island Luaus

Just over two years ago, I compiled the complete list of  Big Island Luaus along with their prices, schedule, and links to reviews. Since then a few more luaus have popped onto the scene, plus there have been some pricing changes. I’ve updated the list to include these changes and additions. Click the following link to access the updated Big ... Read More »

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