Monthly Archives: January 2009

Review: Westin Princeville Resort

I love the Princeville area of Kauai. I know that the area tends to receive more rain compared to the East and South shores, but I’m just drawn to the exotic tropical feel of this area. I love the abundant shades of green on the twisted mountains with thin waterfalls and Hanalei as the back drop to the blue Pacific ... Read More »

Hawaii Tourism Authority Predicts Late 2009 Bounce Back

Experts predict that the declining Hawaii tourism economy will bottom out this summer and then begin to bounce back in the second half of 2009. Experts predict that Hawaii visitor counts will drop 2.3% in total for 2009 compared to the deeper hit of 10.8% in 2008. KGMB has a nice write up and video about these latest predictions. One ... Read More »

Website Provides Current Hawaii VOG Information

As you probably already know, the big island of Hawaii has experienced elevated levels of the volcanic gas, Sulfur Dioxide since Halemaumau Crater began venting large quantities of gas in March of 2008. The Hawaii State Department of Health has just launched a website that provides up to date information on sulfur dioxide levels. The new website reports the air ... Read More »

Duke Kahanamoku Statue in Waikiki

When you visit Waikiki Beach, make sure you take the time to find and admire the Duke Kahanamoku statue. You’ll find it just to the west of the Kuhio Beach Hula Mound on the beach side near the intersection of Uluniu and Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. (See this Google Map.) In case you don’t know who this outstanding Hawaiian surfer ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals and News 1/29/09

The free hula show at Kuhio Beach Park is having to cut back from six performances to three performances per week- Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday nights. I was afraid this cutback might happen because of the tough economy. I’m glad that it wasn’t cut out altogether, though. It’s a delightful show with authentic Hawaiian music, chants and dances. I highly ... Read More »

Video: 360 Degrees at Kauai’s Tunnels Beach

Here’s a video Andy filmed from Tunnels Beach on Kauai’s North Shore.  Andy makes a complete circle so that you can see the cliffs behind the beach as wall as the full beach. One little interesting tidbit to point out in this video is that you can see the clouds gathering at the cliffs while the beach has mostly clear ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals and News Roundup for January 27

After an 18 month absence of lava flowing to the ocean inside the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s boundaries, there’s a new lava ocean entry point inside the park. This new point is at Wahaula which is between the end of the Chain of Craters Road and the other lava flow point at Waikupanaha which is at the end of Highway ... Read More »

Honolulu’s Chai Island Bistro: A Feast for All Senses

On our last trip to Oahu we had the pleasure of dining with friends at the award winning Chai Island Bistro. For several years running, this restaurant has been named in Oahu’s top 10 restaurants by Honolulu Magazine several years running. We experienced a sensory feast. The food was absolutely fantastic. The outdoor setting at the historic Aloha Tower Marketplace ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News Round Up for January 23

Happy Aloha Friday! * If you’re a foodie and you love Hawaii, there’s a couple of upcoming TV programs you’ll love. Public Television’s Gourmet’s Dairy of a Foodie will kick off season three by featuring  the cuisine of Hawaii’s Big Island. You can watch a preview of the show and see recipes in this link. You’ll have to check your ... Read More »

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