Monthly Archives: April 2007

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 »

Monday Morning Coffee Talk

I sure wish I could be sampling a nice Hawaiian coffee on Molokai right now, especially after reading this interesting article about a coffee plantation tour.  The Coffees of Hawaii plantation covers over 500 acres up high on Molokai.  They offer mule drawn wagon and walking guided tours Monday through Saturday.  You can take a free self guided tour daily.    Technorati ... 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 »

A Great Read about Hilo

Lots of good information about Hilo and it’s history can be found in this article.  Hilo really is a lovely town and in my opinion, it is not to be missed.  Technorati tags: Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii Read More »

Kauai’s Fern Grotto is Making a Come Back

 Kauai’s Fern Grotto, a popular scenic spot up the Wailua River, was shutdown in 2006 after flooding and the danger of rock falls.  The area is partially open now, but plans are in place to have it completely restored by the summer.  Click here to see an example of a tour that you can take to this fern filled natural amplitheater. Source ... Read More »

Hawaii’s Lone Conde Nast "Hottie"

Conde Nast Traveler released their 2007 Hot Lists this week covering hot new  hotels, nightclubs, restaurants, and spas from around the globe.  The only Hawaiian mention in this years list was for the Mandara Spa on Maui.  This new spa is at  the Wailea Marriott and part of a $60 million upgrade.  Hmmm…why am I suddenly craving a massage?  🙂 Technorati tags: Conde ... Read More »

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