Category Archives: Giveaways & Sweepstakes

Contest: Predict the first humpback whale sighting for 2013

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As Autumn and Winter are right around the corner, it’s safe to say that thousands of humpback whales are making plans for their annual Hawaii vacation to give birth and breed. Some whales may even be en route from the Gulf of Alaska as we speak. Though the humpbacks begin arriving in August, September and October, the peak season is ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: July 1, 2013


* Through Google Map’s Street View, it’s easy to virtually explore Hawaii’s scenic highways. What’s even cooler than that is that Google, Hawaii Forest & Trail and the HVCB are partnering to provide 360-degree images of some of Hawaii’s top hiking trails. See more and learn how you can apply to be a trekker for this project at this link. ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: May 22, 2013


- The Environmental Working Group just issued their 2013 guide to sunscreens. I’m using that list to continue my quest to find a mineral-based (coral safe) sunscreen that doesn’t make me look ghostly white. Have you found a good coral safe sunscreen? - Unless you live by the coast, it’s difficult to find rash guards in local stores. (See my post ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: April 10, 2013

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* USA Today has a nice article on how to save money in Hawaii. When you check it out, you’ll probably notice that we were quoted and referenced extensively. Yay! * Aston is offering deals for summer vacation, with rates starting at $99 per night. See more about those offers here. * You can save 10% when you book tickets ... Read More »

Win a luxury dream wedding in Maui

Grand Wailea Wedding Chapel

Maui’s Grand Wailea Resort, Marchesa and Lenox have teamed up to give away a luxury dream wedding valued at $44,000! Here’s what the lucky couple will win: From Grand Wailea:  - Grand Wailea Resort “Lei Aloha Celebration Wedding” package that includes wedding ceremony at the Seaside Chapel and reception for up to twenty guests at the property’s signature Humu restaurant, including ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: March 13, 2013

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* Pleasant Holidays is offering some nice deals at Starwood properties across Hawaii. Their specials start at $585 per person and include roundtrip airfare, three nights accommodation  plus a three-day convertible, mini-van, SUV or Jeep rental. Kids 17 and younger stay free. See more about this promotion here. * After several years of closure, the Volcano House at Hawaii Volcanoes National ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: February 28, 2013


* Living Social escapes has a phenomenal deal on the Big Island’s Mauna Lani Bay Hotel. Ocean view rooms are being offered at $221 per night and ocean front rooms are at $271 per night. We love this luxurious Kohala Coast resort.  Click this link to see the deal. * Hawaiian Airlines announced the name of their new turboprop fleet ... Read More »

Reminder to enter to win four-night stay in Waikiki Beach


We’ve received such great feedback about the Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk stay giveaway. As a reminder, the prize includes a four night stay in either a one or two-bedroom suite for up to four guests plus $100 in Waikiki Beach Walk Beach Bucks to spend on dining and/or shopping. If you are 21 or older, you are eligible to enter the giveaway ... Read More »

Win a Hawaii stay at the Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk


We are excited to be able to offer one lucky reader a free, four-night stay at the beautiful Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk! This Hawaii stay giveaway, sponsored by Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk, includes: Four night stay in either a one or two-bedroom suite (depending on number of guests) for up to four guests. $100 in Beach Bucks for the winner ... Read More »

Win a trip to Lanai with the #iHeartLanai Pinterest contest!


Four Seasons Resorts Lanai and the Lanai Visitors Bureau are teaming up on a fun Pinterest-based contest to win a vacation to Lanai. The winner of the Lanai vacation gets four nights accommodation at the luxurious Four Seasons Resort plus round-trip airfare! Oh, pinners, you must enter this contest! To get started, read and follow the official contest rules. (Sorry international ... Read More »

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