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Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for May 8th

Hyatt Resorts has a summer deal that includes a free night’s stay.  Hawaii has Hyatts on Kauai, Maui, and Oahu.  The Maui and Kauai locations have a 6th night free and the Oahu location offers the 4th night free. The month of May is also PGA Free Lesson Month.  You can get a free 10 minute lesson in Hawaii or ... Read More »

Renting a Convertible or Jeep in Hawaii? Think Twice

During my trips to Hawaii, I’ve rented convertible cars and soft-top Jeeps. I have to say it was fun to do, but not as ideal as I thought it would be. In this article I’ll share some of the reasons you might want to rethink renting a convertible car or soft-top Jeep. Before you reserve your rental, consider these points: ... Read More »

How much money should you budget for a Hawaii vacation?

We’ve updated Hawaii vacation cost estimates and created a Hawaii trip budget calculator. For the update, click this link. — Gulp! AAA says Hawaii vacations cost $793 per couple per day. Um – who on earth is compiling this data and have they ever been to Hawaii? Somebody is smoking some wacky backy if they think it’s going to cost a ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for May 5th

There’s lots of news on this Cinco de Mayo, so let’s dive in. The Maui Prince Resort has completed a multi-million dollar renovation.  I love staying at newly renovated hotels while everything seems so clean and fresh.  Here’s a link to their specials.  The Hilton Hawaiian Village on Waikiki Beach is a top 10 family beach vacation resort according to ... Read More »

TripAdvisor Announces 2008 Top 25 US Destinations

As no surprise to us folks who love Hawaii, the islands are well represented on the 2008 Travelers’ Choice Top 25 list of US destinations.  In fact, six of the top 25 are located in Hawaii.  Three of them are on Maui.  Here’s how the Hawaii locations ranked: 4.  Poipu on South Coast of Kauai 9.  Lahaina on West Maui ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for May 1st

Wow, it’s May already?  Here are the vacation news items for today’s Lei Day edition. There will be no Kuhio Beach Hula Show this Saturday because of Spam Jam.  Bobbie has been blogging about vog.  What is vog?  In a nutshell it can be described as volcanic smog.  (See more about it from the USGS fact sheet.)  Bobble tells us ... Read More »

Over 1500 Mahalos to You!

I was recently reviewing some statistics for Go Visit Hawaii and I noticed that we have over 1500 comments! That rocks! I very much appreciate your comments. Even if you have a different point of view than mine, your comments are welcomed. If you’ve not been reading the comments, then you’ve been missing out on some valuable insight. Sometimes readers ... Read More »

What to do with your valuables when you snorkel?

The savvy reader knows that you should never leave your valuables unattended on the beach. So what are you to do with your money, car keys, room keys, license, credit cards, etc? How will you keep them dry when you snorkel, kayak, swim, etc? Store them in a floating waterproof carry case or dry sack. You can search for waterproof ... Read More »

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