Monthly Archives: November 2012

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: November 29, 2012

* American Airlines has a fare sale to Hawaii with flights as low as $316 round trip, including taxes and fees. You’ll need to book by December 3rd and complete your travel by March 31, 2013. * Hawaiian Airlines has put fares to Maui on sale over the travel period of January 8 – March 6, 2013. You will need ... Read More »

Views from Maui Nui

One of the neat things about visiting Maui Nui, that includes the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai, is that you can easily see these  islands from each other. At their nearest points, the islands are only separated by about 10 miles of beautiful blue ocean. I always find the views of the other islands to be intriguing. Seeing Lanai ... Read More »

Hawaii packing tip: bring medicine and first aid supplies

In our many trips to Hawaii we’ve needed cold medications, pain relievers, antibiotic ointment, loads of Band-Aids and more. Most of the time, we’ve brought what we needed with us from home. Other times, we’ve had to go on a hunt to find what we’ve needed. Unlike here at home, there’s not a drugstore on every corner in Hawaii outside ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Napali Coast

Today’s Aloha Friday Photo comes to us from Melanie Martin of Atlanta, Georgia. She took this photo off the Napali Coast of Kauai during a sunset cruise in September. This majestic coastline will surely evoke awe. We highly recommend you see the Napali coast by land, air and/or ocean as Melanie did. Mahalo to Melanie for sharing her photo with ... Read More »

Hawaii Holiday Happenings 2012

With Thanksgiving just two days away, the holiday season is upon us. If you are one of the many lucky ones planning a trip to Hawaii in late-November and December, you’ll certainly find fun events and things to do to celebrate the season. My friend John Fischer, who writes at’s Go Hawaii site, has prepared some excellent lists of ... Read More »

Oahu North Shore Shopping Guide

Today we have a guest post from Lauren Jennings, who has been living and working on Oahu’s North Shore recently. She provides us with her unique perspective on the best places to shop in Haleiwa to discover the true North Shore vibe. Of course you’ll probably work up an appetite while shopping, so Lauren also gives us great suggestions of ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Haleakala Crater

When most people think of Maui, they tend to think of beaches and palm trees. So when they take a trip up to the summit of Haleakala at about 10,000 feet above sea level, the moon-like landscape is a fascinating surprise. Mahalo to Susan Sims for sharing here photo of Maui’s Haleakala Crater with us. She snapped this photo just ... Read More »

Where to stay in Hawaii for New Year’s Eve fireworks

If you’ve not already made your New Year’s Eve plans, why don’t you plan a festive trip to Hawaii to welcome in 2013? Why bundle up in winter coats, hats, scarfs and gloves to venture out for evening festivities on the mainland, when you can take a warm respite to a tropical island? Let me tell you that Hawaii sure ... Read More »

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