Category Archives: General Hawaii

Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for February 14th

On this Valentines Day edition, we’re getting Lost and saying good bye to cruises.  Let’s start with the good stuff. With the writers’ strike over, Lost should begin production in Oahu soon.  Yippee!  Rumor has it that production will begin again March 10th and that we’ll probably have 13 episodes this season rather than the 16 that were planned.  Don’t ... Read More »

Top 7 Reasons Why Hawaii is Romantic

Hawaii truly exudes romance. Whether you go to Maui, Kauai, Oahu or Lanai, you’ll be sure to kindle or rekindle the flames of passion. What is it about Hawaii that attracts so many people for weddings, honeymoons, and anniversaries? Let’s explore why. Here are my top seven reasons to celebrate love in Hawaii. 1. Gorgeous Sunsets Watching a sunset over ... Read More »

St. Joseph Church Built By Father Damien

Last week, I introduced you to Father Damien and the Kalaupapa Settlement on Molokai. Today, we take a look at one of the four churches that Father Damien built in Hawaii. The photo above shows St. Joseph Church that was established in 1876. You’ll find this well preserved church along East Kamehameha V Highway on the southeast side of Molokai. ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for February 11th

In today’s news, we find free Hawaiian music and a massive shark video, plus much more.  You can get a free Hawaiian music CD at the Waikiki Beach Walk on Oahu.  The CD, Ku Ha’aheo, is available exclusively at Mana Hawaii, located on the second level of the Waikiki Beach Walk (226 Lewers St.).  To get the CD, you’ll first ... Read More »

A Brief History of Father Damien and the Kalaupapa Settlement In Hawaii

Father Damien de Veuster was a priest who unselfishly served in Hawaii in the 1800’s. He was born in Belgium but came to Hawaii as a missionary in his 20’s. Probably his most noted effort was serving the people with Hanson’s Disease on the Hawaiian Island of Molokai. You may not recognize the term Hansen’s Disease, but I’m sure you’ve ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for February 4th

Today’s news starts with a carnival atmosphere and finishes with some amazing videos about the lava flow on the Big Island.  Evelyn at Homespun Honolulu has issued the sixth edition of the Carnival of Aloha. filled with interesting Hawaii related articles.  (Evelyn is the blog carnival hostess with the mostest.)  🙂 If you’re looking for a girlfriend getaway to Maui, ... Read More »

Hawaii’s Hapuu Ferns

OK, I know what you’re thinking, “What’s the big deal about a fern?” I’ll tell you what the big deal is. These ferns are giants! These ferns are massive in comparison to the ferns you’ll find in the garden section of your local home improvement or DIY store. The Hapuu Fern (also known as the Hawaiian Tree Fern) can grow ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for February 1st

Today’s news brings us coral and snow.  Yes, that’s right, snow! Could sunscreen be killing coral?  Gosh, I hope not.   According to the National Geographic News, a study says that it does, however the validity of the study has been questioned.  Maui’s tallest peak, Haleakala, had a covering of snow this week for the first time in four years. Kuanyin, ... Read More »

Happy Aloha Friday – Valley Isle Edition

It’s time to say happy aloha Friday, again! Today’s edition focuses on Maui and its nickname, “the valley isle”. The following photo taken from a catamaran off the West coast of Maui illustrates that name. (By the way, Maui is also known as the magic isle, too.) So in keeping with the Aloha Friday tradition started by Kailani at An ... Read More »

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