Category Archives: Giveaways & Sweepstakes

2014 Lana’i Calendar Giveaway

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We’re giving away this 2014 desk calendar featuring paintings of Lana’i by Mike Carroll. These popular desk calendars always sell out year over year. I’ve put this calendar on my personal Christmas wish list for several years. The problem I have with these calendars is that the scenes are so pretty, I have trouble discarding them in the recycle bin. ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: November 27, 2013

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– Hawaiian Airlines is putting winter fares on sale starting at $357 roundtrip! This Thanksgiving sale only lasts for five days starting tomorrow, November 28. You must book by December 2 for travel between January 8 through March 10, 2014. Book as soon as possible for best availability. Here’s a sampling of the roundtrip fares in this sale: San Jose ... Read More »

Win free trips to Hawaii!

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How would you like to win a free Hawaii vacation? The answer to that question is a resounding yes! To assist you on this hopeful endeavor, I’ve compiled this list of current Hawaii sweepstakes that will have you clicking away in no time. 1. Surfline is offering a six-night stay at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore. This sweepstakes ... Read More »

Win a Kauai stay at Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation resort!

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We’re excited to be able to offer one lucky reader a free, five-night stay at the beautiful Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation resort in Kauai! This Hawaii stay giveaway is kindly sponsored by Outrigger Hotels and Resorts. Outrigger Kaihuna Plantation resort is situated on 35 lush acres on Kauai’s sunny Poipu Beach. This condo-style resort has earned AAA’s Three Diamond rating and TripAdvisor’s Certificate ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: October 3, 2013

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– Disney’s Oahu resort, Aulani, is expanding their amenities with new infinity edge pool, restaurant and shop. This youtube video provides and overview of these enhancements that are due to be finished by October 19. – The new Andaz Maui resort that we told you about earlier this year is now open for business. So far, the buzz that we’ve ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: August 14, 2013

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* Want to vacation in Hawaii like the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty? The family stayed at Hilton Waikoloa Village on the beautiful Kohala Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. This resort is offering special fall rates starting at $179 per night. The special rates are valid from August 25 – December 15, 2013. This special deal was emailed to me, however, I ... Read More »

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 »

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

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* 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

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– 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 »

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