Monthly Archives: December 2008

New Year’s Eve in Hawaii – What’s On

***   For New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2012, see these links:  Oahu/Honolulu/Waikiki:   Waikiki & Honolulu 2012/2013 New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Dinners & Events  Maui:   Maui 2012/2013 New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Dinners & Events  Kauai:  Music Fest & Fireworks at Poipu Beach Hawaii’s Big Island:  Big Island of Hawaii 2012/2013 New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Dinners & Parties ——- 2010 events ... Read More »

How to enjoy and appreciate Hawaii

In this excellent video provided by, listen to the useful advice about how to enjoy everything about Hawaii — even getting lost. The narrator, Gary Smith from the Kilauea community of Kauai, offers this advice to Hawaii visitors: Walk softly. Learn the culture. Respect the culture. Appreciate what the people and the land have to offer and learn as much as ... Read More »

A Double Duty Cooler Tip

I subscribe to the magazine Budget Travel and my favorite recurring feature is the “20 Tips”  submitted by their readers. As I’ve been catching up on some reading over the holidays, I ran across this cooler tip from the  November 2008 issue that I thought could be helpful for Hawaii travelers.  This double-duty cooler idea submitted by a Budget Travel ... Read More »

What do I do about beach towels on my Hawaii vacation?

If you’ve never been to Hawaii, you may be wondering if you should pack beach towels or not.  In this post, I’ll pass along a couple of tips to help you decide what to do. First check to see if your hotel and/or condo provides beach towels for your use during your stay. Most resorts and condos do provide them.  ... Read More »

Signs of Hawaii: Moss Covered Sign

  We took the photo of this road narrows sign near the start of the Manoa Falls Trail on Oahu. With all the moss growing on it, the sign nearly blends in with the trees and tropical jungle scene around it.   Read More »

12 Days of Christmas Song with a Hawaii Twist

Yesterday, we drove to the Western North Carolina mountains to spend Christmas with family.  The trip normally takes 3.5 hours, but yesterday it took us 2.5 hours longer because of icy roads and a wreck (not us, thankfully) that stopped traffic in both directions for over 2 hours. So, with this extra time, we put it to good use by ... Read More »

A Deal on Hawaii’s Only Beach Bungalow, All Inclusive Resort

Unlike the Caribbean, Hawaii doesn’t really offer an abundance of true all inclusive resorts. Hawaii’s only version of an all inclusive is the Kona Village Resort on Hawaii’s Big Island. These meals and activities are included in the cost of your stay. Note that a luau is even included. Another very unique aspect of this resort is that the rooms ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals and News Roundup for December 22nd

December 22nd? How did December 22nd sneak up on us so quickly? and list Hawaii as the best winter travel deal.  Speaking of winter deals, TravelZoo suggests that you should look into the specials that Orbitz is offering to Hawaii. Some of the advertised deals are as low as $569 including air and hotel for selected dates between ... Read More »

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