Category Archives: General Hawaii

Five Fun-Filled Days In Maui for $1,500

File this post in the “I told you so” category.  ūüôā  I found an article at Scripps News about a couple that had a great Maui vacation on a $1,500 budget.  So, how did they do it?  The main reason they were able to keep to a limited budget is that they stayed in a condo rather than a hotel ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for July 3rd

In today’s edition: Waaahoo!  Lava has reappeared across the crater floor of Pu’u O’o’  as of last night!  It’s the first day lava has been visible there since the intrusion two weeks ago.   If you are on the fence about whether you want to take a cruise to Hawaii or see the islands by staying in a resort, you ... Read More »

3 Ways to Have a Luxurious Hawaii Vacation on the Cheap

Some people only dream of going to Hawaii because they think it will never fit the budget. Yes, Hawaii can be expensive, but there are some great ways to save money. Your accommodations, meals, and tours are arguably your biggest expenditures in Hawaii. So, I’ll share my best three tips for minimizing those money drainers while living in luxury. 1. ... Read More »

Princess Passengers Choose Best Hawaii Tours

If you’re planning a cruise to Hawaii, you may find¬†the Princess Cruises list of top tours to be helpful in planning your¬† excursions.¬† The¬†“Tour of the Season”¬†awards go to the top tour companies as chosen by the passengers.¬† Here¬†are the winners: Hilo, Big Island: Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden Secrets of Puna, Kapohokine Adventures Kona, Big Island: ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for July 2nd

Here are the latest articles and tidbits catching my eye and worth passing along. As you know, I’m an amateur volcano nerd.  ūüôā  So, I frequently check the latest happenings from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Today I found this cool diagram depicting the recent changes and (temporary?) lull in lava flow.    Hawaii is a wonderful hiking destination.  Most hikes in Hawaii offer ... Read More »

Paris in Maui – Where Does She Stay?

So, the current hot topic in the news is that Paris Hilton arrived in Maui attempting to go incognito in a black wig and rather large straw hat.  [Um hello, sister, a big straw hat draws attention!]  Though there are loads of reports and photos of Paris Hilton in the Maui airport, there are no reports of where she’s staying.  ... Read More »

Superferry Arrives in Hawaii June 30th

Note: Hawaii’s Superferry system was closed down. See our guide to Hawaii’s inter-island travel¬†for alternatives for getting from island to island. — The Alakai, Hawaii’s new superferry vessel, will arrive on Oahu for the first time  tomorrow.  In an e-mail from Hawaii Superferry, they say that the Alakai should be visible from Koko Head around 1:30pm and then slow make ... Read More »

United Adding Seasonal Flight to Hawaii

United Airlines has announced a new nonstop flight from Denver to Kauai.  It will operate from February 16th through April 19th. Roundtrip flights from Denver to Lihue will occur on Saturdays only.  Tickets are on sale now. Source Read More »

Eat Where the Locals Eat in Hawaii

Whenever I go into a restaurant and I can tell that local folks are there, I know I’ve found a great place. Travelocity has just released their list of “Local Secrets, Big Finds: Hawaii“. Though it is not a big list, it is worth taking note of as you make your list of restaurants to try in Hawaii. On Travelocity’s ... Read More »

Byodo-In Temple – A Slice of Japan in Oahu

Can you believe this ornate¬†temple was built without the use of any nails?¬†It’s true! The Byodo-In Temple¬†was¬†completed in 1968¬†to commemorate the first Japanese immigrants arrival to Hawaii.¬†It is an exact scaled replica of the 900 year old Fuji Temple in Japan. The temple and grounds are as peaceful as they are picturesque. We highly recommend a visit here as one ... Read More »

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