Category Archives: General Hawaii

Hawaii’s Superferry Christened

Note: Hawaii’s Superferry system was closed down. See our guide to Hawaii’s inter-island travel for alternatives for getting from island to island. The superferry was christened yesterday and named Alakai which means “ocean path”.  Nice name! The ferry is scheduled to begin service in July but has already been getting some high interest according to the Honolulu Advertiser article. It is ... Read More »

Watch Top Hula Dancers Compete This Weekend

Celebrate Hawaiian dance, music, and culture this weekend at the Merrie Monarch Festival.  The festival is known for holding the world’s most prestigious hula competition.  Though this festival and competition is held in Hilo, you can still see it even if you are not on the Big Island.  You can watch the competition live from 6pm to 11pm (Hawaii Time) on the Internet ... Read More »

15 Night Cruise Deal to Hawaii

The Washington Post is reporting a deal with Holland America for a 15 night cruise from San Diego to Kauai, Maui, Oahu, and the Big Island.  The cruise departs December 5th and cost is $1,799 plus taxes (about $77) per person based on double occupancy.  The promotional code is RV.  Read More »

A New Trend for Destination Weddings

Wouldn’t it be great to have your wedding at gorgeous private home on a beach in Kauai? This dream can become a reality. This article issued by describes a new trend for desination weddings held at luxury private homes. The bride and groom rent these high end homes that make a lovely wedding location plus can house your family ... Read More »

Sunset Dining in Hawaii (6 Secret Tips)

Catching a Hawaii sunset is a must to do on your Hawaii vacation. As sunset normally falls around dinnertime, why not make plans to enjoy a great dinner while watching sunset? Today, we’re sharing our best secrets for a wonderful sunset dinner in Hawaii. 1.  Make a reservation and get to the restaurant early. Restaurants in Hawaii seat their customers ... Read More »

Some Secrets for Your Trip to Hawaii

The Arizona Daily Star asked their readers to share their thoughts about some of the undiscovered aspects of Hawaii. I’m always looking for great things to do and see that are off the beaten path and I found some great tid bits in this article.  Be sure and read the comments as well as there is some further updates and advice. ... Read More »

Advice on Choosing a Safe Helicopter Tour

If you are considering a sight seeing tour by helicopter in Hawaii and are concerned about the safety of the tour, be sure to do your research before you hop onto one of the whirly birds. Here is some valuable advice I found in this article: The NTSB maintains an online database ( with accident information searchable by state ... Read More »

Thinking about using frequent flier miles to Hawaii?

According to this www. report, it might be difficult to book the award flights at the lower mileage levels.  The report tells about a guy, Larry, who wants to cash in 30,000 frequent flier miles for a ticket to Maui.  The trouble is the airline tells him that there are no 30,000 mile seats available, however he could book a seat ... Read More »

Free Roundtrip Companion Ticket to/from Hawaii and Free Car Offer

Classic Vacations has a special offer for a free round trip companion ticket (up to $350 value) and a free compact car to Hawaii.  You must stay at least 7 nights at participating hotels.  You can mix and match hotels.  I’ve looked through the list of particpating hotels and they are all top notch luxury Hawaiian hotels.    The fine print ... Read More »

Hawaiian Airlines earns top marks

Not sure which airline to use to get you to Hawaii’s paradise?  Maybe you should consider Hawaiian Airlines.  From the recently release Airline Quality Report, Hawaiian Airlines earned the top spot. Hawaiian Airlines had the best on-time performance (93.8 percent) for 2006 as well as the best baggage handling performance.  This article provides information on who was best and worst and why.    ... Read More »

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