Monthly Archives: March 2011

Hawaii Vacation Words to Know: Mauka & Makai

I was reading HONOLULU Magazine over the weekend and noticed an ad for a shop in Hawaii’s largest mall, Ala Moana Center. The ad provides directions to the shop saying that it was on the “mauka side” of the shopping center. What that ad means is that the shop is located on the mountain side of the mall. Seeing the ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: March 30, 2011

Here are the Hawaii vacation news and deals that are making a splash today.  * Aston Hotels is offering a million HawaiianMiles (Hawaiian Airlines frequent flier miles) in their Million Miles Sweepstakes. In addition to all those frequent flier miles, three first place prizes will be awarded for a complimentary five-night stay at one of Aston’s Waikiki Resorts. * Chevrolet ... Read More »

Go Visit Hawaii Celebrates 4th Blogaversary

Time sure does fly when you’re having fun. I’ve had a blast writing our award-winning Hawaii travel advice on As we celebrate our 4th blogaversary, it’s hard to believe we’re entering our fifth year – that’s, like, ancient in blog years. 🙂 To celebrate the day, let’s all pretend we’re having a slice of Hula Pie in Hawaii. Just ... Read More »

March Madness Monday Music Giveaway – Shimabukuro Duo Edition

Today’s music giveaway is a Shimabukuro twofer – Jake Shimabukuro’s new CD Peace Love Ukulele and his brother Bruce’s LIVE. Please notice that Bruce’s CD is signed. We were excited to have the opportunity to meet Bruce at the Sheraton Waikiki ukulele shop, Ukulele PUAPUA, in October. He was gracious enough to sign a copy of his CD to giveaway ... Read More »

Honoring Hawaii’s Prince Kuhio

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaianaole was born in Kauai in 1871 and his birthday, March 26, is celebrated as a Hawaii state holiday.  If you visit Hawaii around his holiday, you may have an opportunity to join in celebrations of this beloved Hawaiian prince. Prince Kuhio was the last reigning prince in Hawaii who became a politician representing Hawaii in Washington, ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: March 23, 2011

* Maui’s Fairmont Kea Lani has spiffed up their guestrooms with new furniture, luxury linens, and HD televisions. Their family-friendly villas have also been upgraded with a new gourmet kitchen designs. There’s a fifth night free promotion at this resort that’s valid through June. * Waikiki’s Aqua Surf & Spa is offering a great deal with a free double upgrade ... Read More »

Seeing Hanalei Bay on the North Shore of Kauai

As you’re making your Kauai vacation plans, make sure you get up to the North Shore to see Hanalei Bay. This bay is not only one of the most beautiful points in Kauai, but also in Hawaii as a whole. Here, I love the rugged green cliffs framing in the many shades of ocean blue and white sand beaches surrounding ... Read More »

March Madness Monday Music Giveaway – March 21

Oh, goody! It’s time for another Monday Hawaiian music giveaway! This week’s music giveaway CD is The 50 Greatest Hawaii Music Albums Ever. The record company, Mountain Apple, describes this CD as follows: In June 2004 HONOLULU Magazine put together a panel of experts and named The 50 Greatest Hawai’i Music Albums Ever. From those great albums we’ve selected the ... Read More »

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