Monthly Archives: August 2011

Scuba Diving with Extended Horizons in Maui

It’s been just two weeks since we returned home from our recent trip to the Valley Isle, and already, we’re planning another one – just so that we might get to see more of the island next time. Since it was our first time to Maui, and this particular trip was all about scuba diving – we went straight to ... Read More »

A Private Chartered Dive Boat Day In Kauai

What could be better than heading out on a scuba diving excursion in Kauai? A chartered dive trip for you and 12 of your closest friends and colleagues! My second trip to Hawaii occurred just 9 months after my first trip to the Big Island, when I headed to Lihue, Kauai for a small work conference – which of course, ... Read More »

Why I Am Getting Addicted To Scuba Diving In Hawaii

Today, we start a three-day series of Hawaii diving and snorkeling posts written by my friend Elisabeth Ostrander. Before I dive into telling you all about some of my recent diving adventures in Hawai’i, I need to make a a few confessions. First, I am not an expert diver by any means, as I have only 20 dives under my ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A Maui View to Admire Edition

This Aloha Friday Photo comes to us from Erin Jones of Colorado. Erin took this photo on her trip to Maui in 2006. From the looks of It, I’d guess it was taken somewhere along the Road to Hana. Don’t you wish that right now you were standing where Erin snapped this photo? I’d enjoy watching the waves crash onto ... Read More »

Guest Post: Why We Chose Hawaii for Our Honeymoon

Today, we have a great guest post written by Rachael Garrison. She and her husband Eric have a website with cool Hawaii honeymoon planning ideas at My Hawaii Honeymoon. — It was one year before our wedding date, and we had all the basic wedding plans laid out: the dress, the ceremony, the caterer, the flowers…the list goes on and ... Read More »

Hawaii’s Tastiest Sweet Treats

WARNING: You may want to have a napkin nearby as we review these mouthwatering sweets. If you like sweets, you’ll find some onolicious ones in Hawaii! From easy to find to off the beaten path, here’s my list of Hawaii’s tastiest sweet treats: 1. Coco Puffs from Liliha Bakery in Honolulu, Oahu When I took my first bite of a ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Kona Sunset Edition

Today’s Aloha Friday Photo comes to us from Joy Marcinkowski from our facebook community. Joy took this Kona sunset photo outside her vacation condo just a week or two ago. Aren’t Hawaii’s sunsets amazing? Each sunset is unique. Mahalo to Joy for taking the time to share her Kona sunset moment with us through her photo. Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: August 17, 2011

Here’s this week’s fresh batch of Hawaii news and deals that you might go bananas over. – Airfares to Hawaii are on a relatively good sale for fall and winter travel. has compiled a useful list of some of the best round-trip fares including taxes. Here a sample of some of the better fares, in my opinion: Anchorage – ... Read More »

Elvis in Hawaii

Elvis Presley and Hawaii went together like chocolate and macadamia nuts. The two definitely had a beautiful love affair with each other.  I can’t say that I blame them. Can you? One of Elvis’ most famous concerts, Aloha from Hawaii, took place in Honolulu in 1973. Per Wikipedia, the concert was broadcast live via satellite and was the most watched ... Read More »

Maui ignited the spark. (I fanned the flames.)

My feet first touched Hawaiian soil in April 2003. That’s when I was first infected by Hawaii. I was on a nine-night, “once in a lifetime” vacation to the state of Hawaii. At least that was what I thought before touching ground on Maui. I vividly remember so many details about that trip. As I reflect back on those memories ... Read More »

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