Go Visit Hawaii is One Year Old


Wow! What a great year it’s been here at Go Visit Hawaii! I’ve gotten to go to Hawaii every day, even if it’s only been via this blog. A year ago, I hardly knew how to spell blog. 🙂 Now, a year later, I’ve written over 500 posts.

I’d like to thank all the readers, commenters, and subscribers. You’ve given me inspiration to provide the best Hawaii vacation advice that I possibly can.

I’ve made some wonderful new friends from writing this site. That’s been a great benefit that I never anticipated. There are some people I’d like to thank for their ongoing support and encouragement. They are Cheryl, Evelyn, Chris, and of course my wonderful husband, Andy. Thanks y’all, I wouldn’t have made it this long without you!

  1. Thanks, Joe! I’ve been blessed to have made several friends in Hawaii and I count you as one of them.

  2. Hi Sheila,

    You are an inspiration to all of us. You are the trusted, unbiased authority on Hawaii vacations. Your blog is always filled with interesting and useful information about Hawaii. I have to check your blog for some Hawaii travel facts and tips sometimes even though I’ve lived here 28 years.

    Happy birthday!



  3. Hau’oli La Hanau.

    Congrats on putting together such a great site in only a single year. 500 articles in 365 days is no small feat, and for those articles to cover so much ground and offer the level of insight that you provide with your posts and links is definitely worth recognition. There’s no doubt that this is a labour of Aloha.

    I’m sure the second year is going to be even better.

    Aloha and Mahalo,

  4. Oh my goodness, I’m blushing from the kind comments!
    @ jim – thank you! It’s hard to believe it’s been 1 year!
    @ Chris – I can’t tell you how much it means to have you as a long time Hawaii resident actually read Go Visit Hawaii with interest. If I remember correctly, you were the first person in Hawaii to show a genuine interest in the site. Your ongoing support has meant a lot!
    @ Emma – thank you! 🙂
    @ Kris – Thanks so much for the kind words. I love the way you described the blog as a “labour of Aloha.” As a fellow Hawaii blogger, I know that you completely understand why on earth we spend hours writing about a place we love so much. Thanks, Kris. (P.S. I look forward to your articles from your upcoming trip!)

  5. Watching your desire to build the best Hawaii vacation blog and your tremendous work ethic has been inspirational.

    I’m very proud of all you’ve accomplished over the past year!

  6. Woo hoo! Sending you much aloha and wishing hauʻoli lā hānau to Go Visit Hawaii!

  7. @ Andy – aw, thanks! Without you, I’d never have made past the first month! You are my blog hero. 🙂

    @ Evelyn – Mahalo nui loa! 🙂

  8. Aloha and Hoʻomaikaʻi ʻana on your anniversary!

    It was a pleasure meeting you on the Big Island and your love for Hawaii shines very brightly!!

  9. Aloha Shane- Thank you for the very kind words.
    It was an honor to meet you, the brilliant and talented Secret Camera Man. 🙂

  10. Happy Birthday! Wow! Over 500 posts! That’s amazing! Keep up the great work.

  11. Dave – I’ve appreciated your support and willingness to let me bounce ideas with you. Mahalo for being a friend to me and to the blog!

  12. Belated congratulations, Sheila, on your first year accomplishments! Wishing you many more years of Aloha from the Beat of Hawaii team.

  13. Congratulations Sheila! 500 posts in one year is no small feat! And many of your posts are long and dense because you pack so much information into whatever you are blogging about. You are my number one online guidebook to Hawaii…and I live here!!

  14. HVG – What a high compliment! Thank you!
    I know that you are well aware of some of the tougher times and challenges for me in the past year and I’m grateful for your encouragement. You really made a difference!

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