Monthly Archives: December 2007

Review of Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay

Note: For more recent (2010) review, please see, Review Update: Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay. After spending four nights at the Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay, I hope to have the opportunity to return again someday. The resort has so much potential if they could only improve some service issues it could truly become top notch and ... Read More »

How to Say Happy New Year in Hawaiian

If you are going to be in Hawaii over the New Year holiday, you may want to learn this phrase: Hau’oli Makahiki Hou. It means Happy New Year and it is pronounced as follows: Hau’oli — “how-oh-lee” Makahiki —  “mah-kah-hee-kee” Hou — “ho” In the Hawaiian language, the word makahiki means year. The Makahiki season (roughly around October to February time) was celebrated in Hawaii for ... Read More »

Hawaii New Years Eve Celebrations

Update – click this link, if you are looking for Waikiki and Honolulu New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Events to ring in 2013. This link will take you to Maui New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Events 2012/2013. This link will take you to Hawaii’s Big Island New Year’s Eve Events & Fireworks  For Kauai, see Kauai New Year’s Eve fireworks ... Read More »

Guess the Hawaiian Islands

Here’s something to exercise your brain on the day after Christmas.  Take a look at this photo and guess which island I’m standing on and which island is off in the distance.  Please leave your guesses in the comments just for fun. Read More »

Santa Sighting in Waikiki!

What does Santa do to prepare for his big night?  He goes to Waikiki to relax, of course.  My friend Dave Zuls of Hawaii Online Advertising ran into Santa yesterday at Waikiki Beach.  He reported that Santa was very popular with the bikini clad crowd. Dave says, “No wonder Santa’s so jolly.” 🙂 Dave was able to capture this photo of Santa ... Read More »

Consider Volunteering Some of Your Maui Vacation Time for the Environment

The trend of volunteering on vacation continues to gain interest. Maui, in particular, seems to have quite a few ongoing volunteer organized projects in Hawaii.  You can help restore ancient Hawaiian fishponds, remove invasive plant species, and clean up beaches among other worthy environmental efforts.  Take a look at the useful volunteer on vacation projects that the Pacific Whale Foundation organizes.  ... Read More »

Warm Winter Sales to Hawaii

If you’re digging out of snow, maybe these airfare and hotel deals to Hawaii will warm your heart. Hawaiian Airlines New Year’s PricingRoundtrip fares start as low as $290 from Los Angeles to Honolulu.  The special new year’s pricing is valid for travel from January 7th through March 14th.  You must book between now and January 4th.  For more information ... Read More »

Meet the Nene

The nene (pronounced naynay) is a special bird to Hawaii. For starters, it’s an endangered species. It is also Hawaii’s state bird. shares some interesting characteristics of this Hawaiian goose. Nene breed in the Fall and Winter. The female incubates 1-5 eggs for 30 days while her often life-long partner watches guard. After hatching, the goslings won’t fledge for ... Read More »

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