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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 »

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

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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

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* 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 »

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