Monthly Archives: March 2009

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News Roundup – 2nd Birthday Edition

Whoa! It seems like I’ve been blessed with events to celebrate recently. Today, I’m celebrating that Go Visit Hawaii is two years old. Let’s hope that the “terrible twos” don’t apply to blogs. * Starting this Friday, the Shops at Mauna Lani will be offering a free first Friday concert series. See this link and scroll to to bottom for ... Read More »

Wrap Up: Lonely Planet Travel Award for Best Destination Blog

As I promised on Friday, I wanted to share a few more details from the Lonely Planet Travel Blogs awards ceremony. Andy and I had been on the fence for weeks trying to decide if we should go to San Francisco for the awards party. Essentially, at the last minute, we decided to just do it. We booked flights on ... Read More »

We Won! Go Visit Hawaii is the winner of the Best Destination Blog!

Andy and I attended the Lonely Planet Travel Blog Awards ceremony last night–dubbed the Oscars of the travel blog industry–and we have exciting news to share: we won the award for Best Destination blog. Tomorrow we fly back from San Francisco and I’ll share more details with you next week. I just wanted to let you all know the results ... Read More »

Guide to Booking Hawaii Inter-island Flights or Ferry

From our many trips to Hawaii, we’ve determined that island hopping around the Hawaiian Islands may not be as straightforward as you might think. In fact, navigating from island to island can sometimes be confusing. To help clear confusion, we’ve created this guide to inter-island travel. Though this guide was originally written in 2009, we aim to keep it up to ... Read More »

Breakfast at Cinnamon’s Restaurant In Kailua Is A Winner!

When I announced that I had planned another trip to Oahu back in January, James asked if I would take a picture of my breakfast at Cinnamon’s Restaurant in Kailua. Well, I’m happy to report that I can fulfill that request with the photo on the right. James said that, Cinnamon’s is the “[b]est breakfast / brunch, ever. No argument ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News Roundup March 19, 2009

Have you ever noticed that news seems to come in waves? Here are the vacation news and deal nuggets I found while surfing the waves of the net. * Just a reminder that there are some fantastic airfare deals to Honolulu. Check out the most recent updates from airfarewatchdog. The list includes deals like these: Baltimore/Honolulu $414 round-trip Boston/Honolulu $419 ... Read More »

Free Waikiki Fireworks Show Every Friday Night

When you vacation on Oahu, make sure you make plans to start your weekend off with a bang. Each Friday evening the Hilton Hawaiian Village puts on a free firework show on Waikiki Beach. The fireworks show usually begins at 7:45pm and lasts about ten minutes.  Please check this link for the scheduled show times. Please note that the show time ... Read More »

The Future Bigger Island of Hawaii

On a recent visit to Washington DC, Andy and I enjoyed a visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Of course my Hawaii radar triggered onto red alert when I saw an exhibit on volcanoes with Hawaii in the spot light. It’s a very nice exhibit on volcanoes that even shows examples of a’a and pahoehoe lava. We ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News Roundup March 17, 2009

Here are the news nuggets on this Saint Patrick’s Day. *  The Hawaii Superferry doesn’t seem to have the luck of the Irish on their side. Yesterday, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that the Hawaii Superferry should not operate before the completion of the environmental impact report. Subsequently, the ferry company is suspending operations. If you have purchased ferry tickets, ... Read More »

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