Monthly Archives: September 2008

Where to stay on Hawaii’s Big Island

Where should you stay on the Big Island?  That’s a challenging question.  In fact of all the Hawaiian Islands, choosing where to stay on the Big Island may be the most difficult choice of all because of its size and diversity of climates and terrain. We know how it’s so easy to get your brain all balled up in a ... Read More »

Diamond Head Trail to Briefly Close for Improvements

The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources announced that the popular Diamond Head State Monument Summit Trail will be closed from Monday,October 20 through November 20, 2008 for trail maintenance.  The park area inside the crater floor and parking lot will remain open to the public during most of the work. Photo per DLNR Read More »

Colors of Hawaii: Maui Pinks at Sunset

If I had to pick just one favorite Hawaii vacation photo from our personal collection, I think it would have to be this one.  Andy shot this photo at sunset in Lahaina on Maui. The shades of pink were were so unexpected. Read More »

27 Great Excuses to Go Visit Hawaii

If you’d like to go to Hawaii on vacation, but you’re searching for the right excuse and opportunity to go, you’re in luck.  Pick any one of these plausible or quirky excuses and start booking! 1.  Hawaii is great for your health. I mean, you’re health is very important, isn’t it? 2.  The last massage you had was in a ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals and News Roundup for September 24th

It’s funny how news ebbs and flows. Today, it’s flowing! The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa offers some special rates starting at $239 per night.  This resort is located in South Kauai, which you may recall is one of the sunniest areas to stay on Kauai.  If you like to bask by the pool, then you’ll be happy to ... Read More »

Polynesian Tiki

Most hotels or luau grounds have a tiki statue. We took the photo above at the Old Lahaina Luau in Maui. These wood carvings can look pretty intimidating. They are supposed to represent the gods and ancestors. They were usually placed at entrances of temples and sacred places. You can see authentic carved ki’is (the Hawaiian word for these carved ... Read More »

More on the Kauai Hula Video

Some of you wrote me to tell me how much you enjoyed the Kauai hula and chant video I posted a couple of weeks ago.  Well, if you liked that one, you’ll love this new video even more.  It shows scenes the same hula school practicing along with an interview with the hula teacher and beautiful scenes from Kauai.  Enjoy!  ... Read More »

Contest: Predict the 2008 Humpback Whale Arrival to Hawaii

The 2008/2009 humpback whale season is fast approaching.  The official season goes from around mid-December through about mid-April.  Some whales must not have calendars because they have been known to be in Hawaii as early as September 16th.  Who can blame them for being anxious to get to their Hawaii vacation? Almost any day now, I’m expecting to hear news ... Read More »

Travel tips for Thanksgiving or Christmas to Hawaii

Though Autumn hasn’t official begun, before you know it, the holidays will be here.  If you are thinking of spending Thanksgiving or Christmas in Hawaii then you’d be wise to firm your air travel plans now.  Here’s a roundup of suggestions for getting the best airfares and minimizing stressful situations of holiday flights. Minimize potential inconveniences with these holiday air ... Read More »

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