Category Archives: Oahu

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 »

Hawaii’s Tastiest Sweet Treats

WARNING: You may want to have a napkin nearby as we review these mouthwatering sweets. If you like sweets, you’ll find some onolicious ones in Hawaii! From easy to find to off the beaten path, here’s my list of Hawaii’s tastiest sweet treats: 1. Coco Puffs from Liliha Bakery in Honolulu, Oahu When I took my first bite of a ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: August 17, 2011

Here’s this week’s fresh batch of Hawaii news and deals that you might go bananas over. – Airfares to Hawaii are on a relatively good sale for fall and winter travel. has compiled a useful list of some of the best round-trip fares including taxes. Here a sample of some of the better fares, in my opinion: Anchorage – ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: August 3, 2011

*  Are you planning to celebrate an anniversary on Maui? You might want to consider staying at one of the Maui Outrigger Condominiums as they are offering complimentary vow renewal ceremonies by the ocean at Merriman’s Kapalua on Wednesdays. Andy and I renewed our vows a couple of years ago with Outrigger at their Waikiki Reef on the Beach location. ... Read More »

Hawaii in Bloom at Oahu

This water lily photo was taken from Waimea Valley on the North Shore of Oahu where paved paths lead you beside of trees, flowers and shrubs from around the world. Here, you can also look for rare birds, like the Alea Ula or go for a swim in at a waterfall. Admission is $13 for adults, but look for coupons. ... Read More »

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