Monthly Archives: November 2008

Happy Aloha Black Friday

I’m visiting family for the Thanksgiving holiday, I’ll be back to my regular posting schedule on Monday.  In the meantime, I hope you’ll enjoy this photo with a peek-a-boo view of a North Shore Kauai beach. Read More »

Budget Travel Hawaii Trip Coach November 25th Transcript

I was delighted to answer Budget Travel Magazine readers’ Hawaii travel questions yesterday.  There were over 30 great questions that I answered.  If you missed the chat, then perhaps you’d be interested in reading the full transcript.  Here are a few excerpts from the chat. __________________________________________________________________________ Burlington, N.J.: We are planning on visiting Hawaii in October of 09. What Island/Islands ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Driving Stress Reducer – GPS Navigation System

See the Garmin GPS navigation system in our rental car?  That saved us tons of stress on our recent vacation to Oahu. Hawaii’s street names are in Hawaiian. So, basically street names are in a foreign language for most visitors. By using our Garmin, we were able to enter in our destination and let the system navigate through the foreign ... Read More »

Be Prepared to Complete the Hawaii Agricultural Declaration Form

At some point in your flight or cruise to Hawaii, you’ll be asked to complete a plants and animals declaration form. By Hawaii state law, all passengers arriving in Hawaii are required to complete the form. The purpose of this process is to help identify and prevent foreign plants, animals and pests from entering Hawaii’s unique environment. Many plants and ... Read More »

Hiking Diamond Head (Le’ahi)

If you enjoy hiking to a rewarding view, then you’ll love hiking to the top of Diamond Head on Oahu. The photo above shows the view of Honolulu from the top of the crater.  You can see all the photos we took from this trail here. A Bit of History about Diamond Head (Le’ahi) The Hawaiian name of this crater ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals and News Roundup for November 20th

What’s in the news today?  We have everything from airfare deals and free groceries to Mickey Mouse.  Can you believe that mixture? For the second consecutive year, I’m extremely honored to be selected as the Hawaii Trip Coach for Budget Travel Magazine on November 25th. If you have a question about Hawaii travel, feel free submit on the form provided ... Read More »

Kauai Cheap Eats at Kalapaki Beach Hut

Finding a good spot for cheap eats in Kauai can be a relief for the vacation budget.  On our recent trip to Kauai, we found such a place at the Kalapaki Beach Hut on 3474 Rice Street in Lihue.  It’s set back about 50 yards from Kalapaki Beach and situated between the Nawilwili Harbor and the Kauai Marriott Resort; actually, ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals and News Roundup for November 18th

Here’s what’s interesting today: Prince Resorts Hawaii just announced their new winter promotion that includes daily $50 resort credit along with some good rates. Hawaiian Airlines is offering a $100 e-certificate to Hawaiian Miles Members who book a flight between the Mainland U.S. and Hawaii before December 12, 2008 and travel by June 4, 2009. Here’s more about this offer. ... Read More »

Video: What Makes Hawaii Unique?

Here’s a great YouTube video provided by that describes a few aspects that make Hawaii so unique.  Beware, though, if you watch it, you’ll most likely be missing Hawaii.   Read More »

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