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Hawaii vacation deals & news: March 10, 2015

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* This TravelZoo deal ($920 total) for a three-night stay in a luxury Kauai villa plus rental car works out to an average cost of $307 per night. Each villa sleeps at least four people, so share it with friends or family to bolster your savings. You can combine multiple three-night vouchers for longer stays. * LivingSocial has a great six-night Maui ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Under the palm tree

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Mahalo to Tony Bartlett from the UK for sharing his photo for our Aloha Friday Photo series. We love that this tall coconut tree appears to be reaching for the blue sky and the fluffy white clouds. We can almost hear the breeze blowing through the fronds and feel the warmth of the sun when we look at this photo. ... Read More »

New giveaway: Made-in-Maui lotions, soaps & candle

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Maui Soap Company makes tropical-scented bath and body care products. You may come across them when you shop for souvenirs in Hawaii as their products are stocked in many stores around the islands in addition to their online store. Maui Soap Company handcrafts a lovely selection of Hawaii-scented products with fragrances like coconut, gardenia, mango papaya, plumeria and more. The ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: “The Light Show” Rainbow

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Mahalo to James Brogan of Shutter Force Photography for sending this amazing rainbow photo to us for Aloha Friday Photos.  James shared this almost miraculous story of how he captured this photo: This rainbow appeared over the Hawaii Kai Marina about a month back. I was headed out to run some errands and was eyeing it wishing I had my camera. ... Read More »

Suite life with extra value at Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk

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Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk offers great amenities and value for a Waikiki vacation. A full, cooked-to-order breakfast and evening cocktail reception is always included in the nightly room rate off this all-suite resort. Location Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk is located at 201 Beach Walk in Waikiki. (See this Google Map link to explore the area.) Restaurants, shops and, ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: “Front row seats…”

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Mahalo to Pam Wright for sending this lovely sunset photo to us for Aloha Friday Photos. Pam took this photo from Duke’s Waikiki on the final evening of her recent Oahu visit. She tells us that she likes to call this view “great front row seats to a breathtaking sunset.” That’s an excellent description! Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Hanalei Bay Beach Day

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Mahalo to Julie and Richard Cyburt of Owosso, Michigan for sharing this nice Hanalei Bay Beach photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Julie and Richard visited Kauai in July 2014 for their wedding. They told me that they loved Kauai and wish they could have stayed longer than a week. We know that feeling, don’t we? Hanalei Bay is ... Read More »

Luxury Maui vacation living at Montage Kapalua Bay

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“I’d love to go back to stay at the Montage Kapalua Bay.” I’ve probably said that at least a dozen times since our stay in October 2014. There are so many reasons why I’d like to return, but if I had to describe it in just a few words, I’d say that this residence-style accommodation provided all the conveniences and ... Read More »

Hawaii packing tips & tricks: Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus

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We recently tested Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus on a trip to Oahu. This multi-functional product claims to smooth wrinkles, eliminate odors, and stop static. How did it work? We were impressed. Even though we roll our cloths for packing to optimize luggage space and to prevent wrinkles, wrinkles can’t be completely prevented. As a case in point, here’s a dress ... Read More »

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