Category Archives: General Hawaii

Hawaii Cruise Deal on NCL

For the cruisers, here is a nice sounding deal on NCL.  Here’s the lowdown of this 7-night cruise roundtrip from Honolulu: The NCL America fleet is US flagged allowing you to spend nearly 100 hours on shore in fabulous ports like: Hilo, Kona, Kauai (overnight) & Maui (overnight)! With NCL’s Freestyle Cruising you are free to do whatever you want whenever you ... Read More »

Nice Review of Hawaiian Airlines

Chris Barnett has written this review of Hawaiian Airlines.  Overall, it sounds like he had an excellent experience.  Though the review is written primarily from a business traveler’s perspective, I think it is still very applicable for the vacation traveler.  You may recall this post regarding Hawaiian Airlines earning the top spot in the Airline Quality Report.  When considering how ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Savings for the Family

If you have a AAA membership, keikis (kids), and a desire to vacation in Hawaii, listen up.  AAA has a promotion called “Land or Sea, Kids Get Plenty Free”.  AAA is offering this discount via preferred vendors such as Holland American Line, NWA WorldVacations, Pleasant Holidays, Royal Caribbean , Trafalgar, and  Travel Impressions.   Here is an example of a deal offered through NWA WorldVacations: ... Read More »

ABC’s The Bachelor & The Bachelorette in Hawaii

Bachelorette update: see this link for the scoop on where Jillian, the Bachelorette, went on Maui and The Bachelorette season-finale on Hawaii’s Big Island. OK, I admit it, I’m a closet fan of ABC’s show “The Batchelor”.  I especially enjoyed last  night’s episode because it was filmed in Hawaii.   The bachelor is Lt Andy Baldwin who is an undersea medical officer for special ... Read More »

More ATA Flights to Big Island, Kauai, and Maui

ATA will add flights from Oakland to Lihue on Kauai and Kona on the Big Island on June 14th.  ATA will fly to Kauai on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.  They will fly to Kona on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Additionally, ATA will add service to Maui from Las Vegas. Source   Technorati tags: Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Big Island, Flights, Las ... Read More »

Kauai’s Coco Palms Resort – A once proud resort to be revived?

As I have driven past the Coco Palms and admired its Polynesian architecture and grounds, I wish I could take a peek back in history and have seen it in its glory days.  Though the resort stands mostly in disrepair, somehow I’ve sensed that it was once full of life and remains proud of its history. Perhaps the biggest Coco Palms’ ... Read More »

Hawaii Superferry Files Documents for Schedules and Fares

Note: Hawaii’s Superferry system was eventually closed down. See our guide to Hawaii’s inter-island travel for alternatives for getting from island to island. According to the Maui News, the Hawaii Superferry filed the schedule and fare documentation with the state Public Utilities Commission.  Here are the key points from the filing: For passengers traveling from Honolulu to Maui/Kauai routes, the one-way ... Read More »

Hawaii’s New Pacific Aviation Museum has an excellent review of the Pacific Aviation Museum.  The first phase of the new museum is in Hanger 37 which is a former seaplane hanger that survived the attack on December 7, 1941.  The museum is open every day (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years day) from 9 to 5.  Admission is $14 for adults and $7 for ... Read More »

Man gets attacked by land-shark, nearly loses wallet

If you are planning to go to Hawaii for the first time, you should probably be warned that you may likely meet a nice person offering you free stuff and the only thing that you have to do is listen to a 90 minute presentation.  In this interesting article, Jim Benning details his experience at a time-share presentation in Hawaii.  For his ... Read More »

Top 5 Reasons Hawaii is the Best Vacation Spot in the World

1.  Beautiful Beaches Hawaii has white, black, and green sand beaches that contrast so beautifully against the intensely blue ocean water.  2.  Wonderful Water Sports Snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing, swimming, canoeing, surfing, tubing, and more! 3.  Warm Weather When it is cold and dreary where you are, it’s ALWAYS warm and sunny in Hawaii.  4.  Diverse Terrain The Hawaiian Islands ... Read More »

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