Category Archives: General Hawaii

Hawaii Entertainment Coupon Books – Worth the price?

The Hawaii Entertainment Book is a book of coupons chock-full of discounts for restaurants, luaus, golf, shopping and more. We’ve even seen coupons for a helicopter tour. These books contain hundreds of coupons that can help both visitors and local residents save money. 2018 Hawaii coupon books are currently available for purchase. Per the website, those coupons are mostly valid through ... Read More »

“It’s Aloha Friday”

I love Fridays in Hawaii!  If you’re there on a Friday, try to listen to the local radio stations that will put you in a happy weekend frame of mind.  Just watch and listen to this video for your taste of the Aloha Friday feeling.  If this song can’t put you in a good mood, then nothing can. 🙂 Happy ... Read More »

Hawaii Honeymoon (and Vacation) Do’s and Don’ts

The following guest post was kindly written by Jim who writes daily about personal finance issues at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity. Jim recently returned from a honeymoon in Hawaii and, like many people, has fallen in love with the Aloha state. His favorite island is Kauai and thinks he saw a Menehune. My wife and I recently had the great ... Read More »

What does leeward and windward mean?

You may hear the words leeward and windward to describe areas of the island, but not know what that means. In a nutshell, they essential describe how much rain an area gets and how tropical or arid an area is. The trade winds blow from the northeast of the Hawaiian islands to the southwest. (By the way, you’ll likely hear ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for April 8th

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has re-opened the Jaggar Museum and overlook for visitors.  This is great news for visitors who want to observe the ash plume erupt from Halemaumau crater.  If you can’t get there to see if for yourself, you can see it on the semi-live web camera.  By the way, I’ve checked the web cam view several times ... Read More »

5 Best Hawaii Vacation Money Saving Tips

Hawaii can be expensive, but we’ve found some smart ways to save money on our vacations. As you read these five tips, you’ll soon see that these tricks can really add up over the course of your stay. Here are my top Hawaii vacation money saving tips: 1. Avoid the hotel breakfast buffets. I’d say the average resort breakfast buffet ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for April 4th

Happy Aloha Friday! I received notification that the Hawaii Superferry will resume daily sailings between Oahu and Maui starting April 7th. The ferry was scheduled to stay in dry dock until April 22nd. I would guess that the unfortunate demise of Aloha Airlines has prompted this earlier sailing. Special rates of $39 one-way passenger fares will be offered through June ... Read More »

Vacation Photo Advice from Oahu Photographer Joe Philipson

Don’t we all want to bring home a few postcard quality photos from our Hawaii vacation? I treasure the photos that triggers my memory of the special places I’ve seen. I’m not as good at capturing the true beauty of a vacation scene with my camera as I’d like to be. So, I asked Joe Philipson, a very talented professional ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacations News Roundup for April 3rd

There’s a real mixed bag of news today with some good and bad. Another airline with Hawaii ties is biting the dust, unfortunately. ATA Airlines is discontinuing all operations. ATA flew several routes from the US mainland to Hawaii. Registration has started for the 27th Annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival. This prestigious Maui event runs from June 26th through ... Read More »

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