Category Archives: General Hawaii

"Free" Rental Car in Hawaii

You really do need a rental car in Hawaii in order to leisurely explore the Hawaiian islands.  So, I just learned about this “free” rental car deal offered by United Vacations.  The LA Times travel blog reports this deal as follows: Purchase a five-night/six-day vacation package, including a round-trip flight and hotel stay on any island, with United Vacations. Enter the promotional ... Read More »

Posh Way to Get from Hawaii to Australia

On September 28th, Royal Caribbean International will cruise from Honolulu to Sydney on the 5-star ship the Rhapsody of the Sea.  This 16 night criuse will include stops at Maui, Papeete (Tahiti), Moorea, Bora Bora, and Fiji.  I’m just going to pause here for a moment of day dreaming… 🙂 Source   Technorati tags: Cruise, Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Honolulu, Tahiti, Fiji, Sydney, Bora ... Read More »

Another Reason to Visit Hawaii – Fresh Pineapple

If you’re a fan of Hawaii’s pineapple, there’s sad news today. Maui Land & Pineapple Co. Inc., the state’s last producer of canned pineapple, said yesterday it will end its fruit canning operations June 30. A moment of silence, please. The move comes as Hawaii faces competition from cheaper suppliers such as Costa Rica and Mexico. Still, now you have ... Read More »

Stunning Hawaii Sunset

If you can’t actually get to Hawaii, we recommend taking in this stunning photo of the Big Island’s Manini beach at sunset, courtesy of Pete Orelup. Do you have some fantastic Hawaii photos you’d like to share? Simply tag them on Flickr with “govisithawaii” or leave a link to them in the comments below, and we’ll share them with our ... Read More »

More Good Advice on Using Frequent Flier Miles to Hawaii

You may recall my post about how it is becoming more difficult to use frequent flier miles for the lower mileage (restricted) awards to Hawaii.  There are only a few lower mileage seats allocated on each flight and they get snatched up quickly because Hawaii is such a popular destination.  You can still use your frequent flier miles to get to Hawaii, ... Read More »

Now, how do you say the name of “that” Hawaiian fish?

Have you ever wanted to know how to properly pronounce the well known Hawaiian fish, humuhumunukunukuapua’a?  This cool Kona Hawaii Scuba Diver’s blog post breaks the pronunciation down into an easy to understand way:   “who moo who moo new coo new coo ah poo ah ah” Mahalo, Kona Hawaii Scuba Diver, for explaining it to us who aren’t kama`ainas!   Technorati tags: ... Read More »

Paddling and Surfing Events and Trends

Molokai World Championship The 31st Annual Molokai World Championship (May 20th) is a one-person canoe and surfskis race that starts on the west end of Molokai and ends on Queen’s Beach on Oahu.  The entire race is about 32 nautical miles long and traverses some pretty challenging water.  I really applaud the people who enter this race! Kauai World Challenge The ... Read More »

Top Hawaiian Spas

Mobile Travel Guide has released their 2007 list of top spas.  There were eight Hawaiian spas on the list.  Maui, Oahu, Lanai, and the Big Island have four and three-star spas.  Maui has the most spas on the list with four in total.  No spas on Kauai were listed. Moble Guide Four-Star Hawaiian Spas • Hualalai Sports Club and Spa, Four Seasons ... Read More »

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