Monthly Archives: September 2010

Your Take: Favorite Songs of Hawaii

A few weeks ago, I asked you for your favorite songs from Hawaii to create the perfect playlist. Well, you really came up with some good ones! Your recommendations ranged from classic Elvis Presley and Don Ho tunes to artists with a Jawaiian-sound (mix of Reggae and Hawaiian styles). The most frequently mentioned artists were Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole, Hawaiian Style ... Read More »

Safari Helicopters Kauai Refuge Eco-Tour

Hovering over cascading waterfalls, gliding over gorgeous green valleys and soaring over canyons and needle-like cliffs are just a few of the reasons to tour Kauai by helicopter. The Garden Isle is perhaps the most gorgeous of the Hawaiian island to tour by by air. With the vast majority of Kauai being inaccessible by car, the bird”s eye view of ... Read More »

Pineapple Princess by Annette Funicello

The song Pineapple Princess’s fun lyrics and peppy tune make it a Hawaii classic. It’s one of those light-hearted songs that I don’t mind getting stuck in my head. Here’s a video featuring the song Pineapple Princess sung by Annette Funicello. She reached #11 in the pop charts in 1960 with the song (Source) . The video includes scenes from ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Lovely Lanikai Edition

Today’s beachalicious photo comes to us from Kien Tran from our awesome facebook community. Kien’s photo is from one of Hawaii’s most beautiful beaches, Lanikai Beach, on Oahu. Mahalo, Kien, for sharing your fantastic Lanikai Beach photo! Read More »

5 Reasons Why You Should Go Visit Hawaii Fall 2010

Though summer vacation has come to an end and that chill of fall and winter is inevitably on the way, there’s no need to feel down. Hawaii’s year-round warmth awaits your return. Autumn is an excellent time to head to the islands of Aloha. In case you need some motivation, here are 5 reasons why you should be planning to ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: September 20, 2010

* Bah, bah, bah, bah, bah, bah….bah, bah, bah, bah,,baaah. What’s that, you ask? Well, it’s the theme song to Hawaii Five-O. Who else is excited that this drama premieres tonight? Get a leg up on what to expect from the new series by reading this Star Advertiser piece comparing the original  with the new. * Hawaiian Airlines has a ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Waimea Beach Park

Today’s photo comes to us from Kien Tran from our fantastic facebook community. Kien took this photo of Waimea Beach Park last month while visiting the North Shore of Oahu. There’s lots to love about this photo, isn’t there? The water is so beautiful, clear and calm. The beachgoers don’t appear to have a care in this world. And, do ... Read More »

An Ode to Maui

Today, I’m delighted to share this poetic piece from my friend Melanie Waldman of Travels With Two, who writes an inspirational travel blog for couples. Please enjoy her ode to Maui that transports you on a romantic journey from honeymoon to a return visit years later. Enjoy! I spent my honeymoon on this half-manicured, half-wild island and fell in love ... Read More »

Where to Visit Macadamia Nut Farms in Hawaii

I had never tried macadamia nuts until I visit Hawaii. Well, let me tell you, I fell in love with them. If you have a chance to visit a macadamia nut farm on your Hawaii vacation, your tongue will thank you. So, let’s revisit a slightly updated blast-from-the-past post, Going Nuts Over Macadamias, that was originally published October of 2007. ... Read More »

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