Monthly Archives: January 2010

Aloha Friday Photo: Kailua Beach

Today’s Hawaii vacation photo was provided by the very nice Go Visit Hawaii readers, Rossini and Lyndon from San Jose, California. They recently vacationed on Oahu for New Years Eve. Rossini and Lyndon took this photo at Kailua Beach. I love this perspective of being in the sheltering shadows looking on to the sun drenched beach. Notice that in the ... Read More »

Maui Restaurant Review: Haliimaile General Store

When I first heard the restaurant name Haliimaile General Store, images of burgers and greasy spoon victuals popped to mind. Well, Haliimaile General Store serves much more refined food than that. Instead of simple dishes, we found fresh and inventive dishes like Sashimi Napoleon, Asian Duck Tostada, Kalua Pork Enchilada Pie, and Crispy Calamari Salad. Our taste buds were tickled ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News Roundup: January 27, 2010

Today’s roundup is bursting with bargains and freebies you’re going to love! * A cruise is a great way to get a flavor for all the major islands in a week’s span. Per TravelZoo, NCL is offering this awesome deal of $699 per person plus $100 per cabin ship credit. Wowza! The catch is that the number of cabins at ... Read More »

Notes From Our Big Island Visit

As I mentioned last week, I have so many ideas, suggestions and experiences to share with you that I hardly know where to start. I’m conscious that some readers may be in the process of planning your own vacation to the Big Island, so I wanted to go ahead and provide some brief advice and insights from our trip. I’ll ... Read More »

Reasons Why You Should Visit Lanai

Dear Lana’i, Aloha, my dear. I miss you terribly. I realize that Valentine’s Day is three weeks away, but I couldn’t wait to confess my love for you. There, I’ve said it. I love you, Lanai. After our New Year’s Eve visit, I can’t get you out of my mind. I write this letter to you, dear Lanai, to tell ... Read More »

It’s Freezing in Hawaii

Through this blog, I have been blessed to have made many good friends in Hawaii that I keep in touch with via twitter and facebook. I noticed a trend from my Hawaii friends in the last day. Many of them are talking about how it’s freezing in Hawaii. I had to wonder, what sort of cold snap has hit Hawaii? ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News Roundup: January 20, 2010

* The new Disney resort on Oahu has a name and a Web site now. The Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa is due to open in the Ko Olina area of Oahu in the fall of 2011. The name Aulani means “the place that speaks for the great ones,” or “the place that speaks with deep messages.” (Source) * ... Read More »

Listening to Hawaii Radio Stations Online

Whether you’re planning a trip to Hawaii or you’ve just returned from the islands, you’ll enjoy staying connected to Hawaii with Hawaiian music. Fortunately, these days, we have options to listen to Hawaiian music stations online. Here are some of my favorite Hawaii radio stations that play classic and contemporary Hawaiian music online. – Oahu: Hawaiian 105 KINE – Big ... Read More »

Oil Seeping from the Sunken USS Arizona at the Memorial

When you visit the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, it’s surprising to see the colorful oil spots hovering on the harbor waters surface. Isn’t it amazing that even though it’s been over 68 years since the USS Arizona was bombed and sunk to its final resting place, oil continues to leak? According the the official Web site for the ... Read More »

Do you know your a’a from pahoehoe?

I wanted to update this blast from the past post, Pahoehoe and A’a Lava, with some great videos that help illustrate how these two types of lava form. —– There are two distinct types of hardened lava you’ll likely see in Hawaii — pahoehoe and a’a. These are Hawaiian names that have been adopted universally for describing the two main ... Read More »

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