Category Archives: General Hawaii

Kauai’s Coco Palms Resort – A once proud resort to be revived?

As I have driven past the Coco Palms and admired its Polynesian architecture and grounds, I wish I could take a peek back in history and have seen it in its glory days.  Though the resort stands mostly in disrepair, somehow I’ve sensed that it was once full of life and remains proud of its history. Perhaps the biggest Coco Palms’ ... Read More »

Hawaii Superferry Files Documents for Schedules and Fares

Note: Hawaii’s Superferry system was eventually closed down. See our guide to Hawaii’s inter-island travel for alternatives for getting from island to island. According to the Maui News, the Hawaii Superferry filed the schedule and fare documentation with the state Public Utilities Commission.  Here are the key points from the filing: For passengers traveling from Honolulu to Maui/Kauai routes, the one-way ... Read More »

Hawaii’s New Pacific Aviation Museum

AmericanHeritage.com has an excellent review of the Pacific Aviation Museum.  The first phase of the new museum is in Hanger 37 which is a former seaplane hanger that survived the attack on December 7, 1941.  The museum is open every day (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years day) from 9 to 5.  Admission is $14 for adults and $7 for ... Read More »

Man gets attacked by land-shark, nearly loses wallet

If you are planning to go to Hawaii for the first time, you should probably be warned that you may likely meet a nice person offering you free stuff and the only thing that you have to do is listen to a 90 minute presentation.  In this interesting article, Jim Benning details his experience at a time-share presentation in Hawaii.  For his ... Read More »

Top 5 Reasons Hawaii is the Best Vacation Spot in the World

1.  Beautiful Beaches Hawaii has white, black, and green sand beaches that contrast so beautifully against the intensely blue ocean water.  2.  Wonderful Water Sports Snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing, swimming, canoeing, surfing, tubing, and more! 3.  Warm Weather When it is cold and dreary where you are, it’s ALWAYS warm and sunny in Hawaii.  4.  Diverse Terrain The Hawaiian Islands ... Read More »

For Fans of ABC’s Lost

You will enjoy reading this Hawaii Magazine article about how various buildings and spots in Hawaii have played the role of other locations across the world.    Technorati tags: Hawaii, Lost Read More »

Canada’s WestJet to Increase Winter Flights to Hawaii

Starting December 15th, our Canadian friends will have more ways to escape the cold and get to paradise.  WestJet will increase flights from Vancouver to Honolulu from seven to 11 flights per week.  The Vancouver to Maui flights will increase from seven to 10 flights per week.  Additionally, WestJet Vacations plans to double the amount of offerings for Hawaiian vacation ... Read More »

"Free" Rental Car in Hawaii

You really do need a rental car in Hawaii in order to leisurely explore the Hawaiian islands.  So, I just learned about this “free” rental car deal offered by United Vacations.  The LA Times travel blog reports this deal as follows: Purchase a five-night/six-day vacation package, including a round-trip flight and hotel stay on any island, with United Vacations. Enter the promotional ... Read More »

Posh Way to Get from Hawaii to Australia

On September 28th, Royal Caribbean International will cruise from Honolulu to Sydney on the 5-star ship the Rhapsody of the Sea.  This 16 night criuse will include stops at Maui, Papeete (Tahiti), Moorea, Bora Bora, and Fiji.  I’m just going to pause here for a moment of day dreaming… 🙂 Source   Technorati tags: Cruise, Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Honolulu, Tahiti, Fiji, Sydney, Bora ... Read More »

Another Reason to Visit Hawaii – Fresh Pineapple

If you’re a fan of Hawaii’s pineapple, there’s sad news today. Maui Land & Pineapple Co. Inc., the state’s last producer of canned pineapple, said yesterday it will end its fruit canning operations June 30. A moment of silence, please. The move comes as Hawaii faces competition from cheaper suppliers such as Costa Rica and Mexico. Still, now you have ... Read More »

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