Category Archives: Oahu

Video Tour of Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Oahu

Wondering what it’s like to stay at the brand new Disney resort in Hawaii, Aulani? Then you’ll really enjoy this excellent video tour that Andy created from our recent stay. The video will give you a great introductory view of the resort with brief video scenes of these Aulani resort features: The colorful lobby filled with contemporary Hawaiian art features. ... Read More »

Special Events for 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack

Pearl Harbor is always a special place to visit when you’re on Oahu. This December 7th will be even more extraordinary as it’s the 7oth anniversary of the famous attack. Though December 7th is the official Pearl Harbor Day, special events are planned from December 2 – 8 for this 70th Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration. If you are making plans ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Oahu From The Window Seat

Today’s Aloha Friday Photos give us unique views of Oahu from the air. Mahalo to Charles Jordan from our facebook community for sharing his photos. This first photo shows Diamond Head (Le’ahi) Crater in the center. Waikiki Beach is off to the left.  When I look at the profile of Diamond Head, I can’t visualize the practically perfectly shaped circle ... Read More »

Disney Aulani’s Rainbow Reef Rocks!

If you stay at Aulani, Disney’s new resort and spa at Ko Olina, Oahu, you should not miss the opportunity to do a little snorkeling. No, not outside in the lagoon–although you can rent masks and do just that–but inside the resort itself. Yep, Aulani’s 3,000 square foot artificial lagoon provides guests with a fish viewing experience unmatched in the ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: September 28, 2011

Since I’m missing those gorgeous Ko Olina sunsets, I just had to post a photo of one to kick start this news and deals edition. * Volcano activity on Hawaii’s Big Island has been putting on a nightly glow show. The general public isn’t allowed to hike to the remote location where lava is churning and flowing. Though you can’t ... Read More »

Floating in Paradise at Disney’s Aulani Resort

While banking curves as I sped down the waterslide, I felt like a kid again. I’m sure I momentarily reverted back to grade school-level silliness as I tried to push Andy into one of the drenching waterfall stations. It was a giggle-filled blast on the Waikolohe Streams at Aulani! Andy created a nice little video montage of our time on ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: September 21, 2011

Couple of quick deals to tell you about today: *  Going to Waikiki and want to plan some pampering? Check out the $99 spa deal from Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Mandara Spa. * The Big Island’s Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has a fall special with rates starting at $399 per night. A couple of great perks with the “Fall into Winter” ... Read More »

Aloha Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa!

I love my job as your trusted Hawaii vacation advisor. Here’s one of the newest reasons I adore my work – the folks at Disney have invited us out to the Grand Opening of their first Hawaii resort and spa, the Aulani! This new 21-acre Aulani resort is located in Ko Olina on the western (leeward) side of Oahu. We ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: Sept 7, 2011

You may have thought we were napping in the Hawaii news and deals department, but we were actually spending 11 days in Maui. Well, truth be known, we did catch a catnap at beautiful Hamoa Beach one afternoon. Other than that, we were on-the-go, exploring Maui most of the time. So, we’ve got some news and deals catching up to ... Read More »

Oahu’s Hop-On-Hop-Off AlohaBus Extends “Kids Go Free” Deal

Families visiting Oahu now have till the end of 2011 to get a great view of the island while getting a great deal with AlohaBus. The fleet of bright red, double-decker, hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses is extending its “Kids Go Free” special that was originally released for a limited time over the Summer. Extended through December 31, 2011, children (ages ... Read More »

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