Monthly Archives: July 2007

Maui’s Iao Valley State Park

The Iao Needle is the star of the Iao Valley State Park. It is a lushly covered rocky spire that mysteriously stands 2,250 feet high. In this beautiful valley you can leisurely walk the paths along the streams and tropical plants while learning about the valley’s Hawaiian historical significance. The Iao Valley State Park is open from 7 a.m. to ... Read More »

Oahu Vacation Package Deals From Northwest Airlines

More fall savings for Hawaii vacations keep popping up.  Northwest Airlines is now offering Oahu vacation Bonus Values.  All the deals include a free night of stay and most of them include free breakfast.  A few of them even include room upgrades and resort credits.  Here are some of the deals that particularly caught my eye: The Kahala Hotel & ResortDeal:  5th night free, ... Read More »

Review of Alii Luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center

The Alii Luau is a “royal feast” that has been awarded the Kahili Award for being the most authentic Hawaiian luau. This luau is held on the grounds of the Polynesian Cultural Center.  A tall lava rock wall with waterfalls and tropical plants make for the backdrop for the luau performances.  The open air seating arrangement is covered by a pavilion, which would be quite useful ... Read More »

New Closures for the Ever Changing Hawaii Volcano

On July 21st a new volcano eruption point emerged east of the famous Pu’u O’o crater.  Lava has been pooling in the new area.  Due to emerging dangers with the latest eruption point, the State of Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources has authorized and ordered a total shutdown of the entire Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve this morning. The purpose ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for July 27th

Lots of interesting Hawaii related news today – from “The King” to milk and everything in between. A life sized bronze statue of Elvis Presley was unveiled yesterday at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.  TV Land donated the sculpture as a tribute to his 1973 “Aloha from Hawaii” concert.    The average hotel room rate across Hawaii is $228 per ... Read More »

6 Tips for Choosing a Hawaii Helicopter Tour

In my opinion, a helicopter tour is much more thrilling than any amusement park ride I’ve ridden. The views are beyond description and there is so much to see. A helicopter tour in Hawaii is an ideal way to see the islands’ cliffs, forests, volcanic shape, beaches and craters. One of the reasons I love Hawaii is the diversity of ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for July 25th

There is a new lava eruption point at Kilauea.  It is located east of Pu’u O’o.  For a live panoramic view of the new eruption point, click here.  The dramatic lava lake in Pu’u O’o seems to have stopped in the last week.    Fine Living has listed five beautiful US drives with tips on where to stop and what ... Read More »

7 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Hawaii Spa Treatment

Hawaii has many top rated spas and it is a great place to get some much deserved pampering.  If you do just a little bit of homework before you book your spa treatment, you can make sure to make the most out of it.  Here are seven tips for optimizing your pampering time. 1.  Know which spas are the best. Since ... Read More »

Subscribe to Go Visit Hawaii to Win A Hawaiian Prize Pack

As a way to say thank you to Go Visit Hawaii readers, I’m offering this fabulous Hawaiian themed prize pack to one lucky RSS or email subscriber. This prize pack includes: a battery operated hula dancer macadamia nut pancake and waffle mix dry roasted macadamia nuts with sea salt milk chocolate covered macadamia nuts milk chocolate toffee covered macadamia nuts dark chocolate macadamia ... Read More »

Checklist of What to Pack for Your Hawaii Vacation

After many visits to all the islands of Hawaii, I’ve become a bit of a pro for packing for Hawaii vacations. In this article, I wanted to share my best tips for what to pack for your Hawaii vacation. The Core Basics Casual wear for daytime sightseeing. For example, shorts and t-shirts are fine for day time wear. Ideally, we ... Read More »

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