Category Archives: Oahu

Waikiki Christmas

For the current list of what to do for Christmas Waikiki and Honolulu, click this link: Waikiki Christmas  — Special Holiday Dining & Events Join us on facebook for more advice and last minute tips. ———– 2009 Waikiki Christmas Events are listed below for reference purposes only. Note that some links will no longer work. Going to Waikiki this Christmas? If ... Read More »

Readers’ Pearls of Wisdom on Visiting Pearl Harbor

Go Visit Hawaii readers rock! After posting my tips for visiting the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, an great little piece of advice was shared in the comments by Dave from Oahu. He recommended to sit in the back of the boat on the trip from the memorial back to the shore. The reason being, is that if you ... Read More »

YouTube Video: Pearl Harbor Day Attack

This short (less than nine minutes) documentary video sets the scene for of December 7, 1941 – the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. December 7, 2011 marks the 70th anniversary of the attack. You can watch a live webcast of Pearl Harbor 70th anniversary events beginning at noon Hawaii Time. Read More »

Visiting the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor

Visiting the USS Arizona Memorial is an exceptionally moving experience. We’ve visited Pearl Harbor four times and each time it conjures up so many emotions. As I reflect back on my many trips to Hawaii, no single place has generated as many emotions as my visits to the USS Arizona Memorial. The overwhelming emotion I feel is sadness. In fact, ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: December 4, 2009

Let’s see what top news the surf has brought us on this Aloha Friday: * Congratulations to Go Visit Hawaii reader, Natalie for winning the Go Visit Hawaii reader reward contest. Natalie reads Go Visit Hawaii from her Canadian home in Nelson, BC. When I told her she had won, she shared this with me, “I just started to receive ... Read More »

My 3 Best Hawaii Travel Secrets

Gray Cargill who writes solo travel advice at Solo Friendly has tagged me to share my top three travel secrets. This fun travel blog meme started at TripBase with the purpose of highlighting those hidden travel spots that you most likely won’t find in a guidebook. So, here are my top three Hawaii-focused travel secrets. 1. When you go to ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News Roundup: November 18, 2009

Oodles of deals and newsy bits to share today, so let’s get to it. * Here’s a lovely little boutique hotel, Hotel Coral Reef, in Kapaa, Kauai that you might want to consider for your next visit to the Garden Isle. Check out their plethora of special offers, including third night free or ocean front suite “eSpecial” of $169 per ... Read More »

The 2009 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Competitions are on!

Whether you’re a surfer or a surfer-admirer, like myself, you’ll enjoy watching the experts power through the big waves of Oahu’s North Shore at the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.This competition is the most prestigious surfing event in the world. Please be warned that watching these events can become very addicting. When Andy and I caught a surfing competition at ... Read More »

Happy Cakes Live Up To Their Name

If you live far away from Hawaii and your longing for a taste of the islands, consider ordering a Hawaiian Happy Cake. These moist and golden pineapple, macadamia nut and coconut cakes are crazy good! Andy and I shared a mini-happy cake for breakfast one morning from a Waikiki hotel lanai. We quickly fell in love with this cake. After ... Read More »

Plan Some Central Oahu Sightseeing Time

As you plan your Oahu vacation, I hope you’ll have some time to drive around Central Oahu as it has some unique scenery. Central Oahu is rich farmland nestled between the Waianae and the Koolau mountain ranges. Just a simple drive through the area in between Haleiwa and Honolulu offers interesting views of pineapple, coffee, and sugar cane fields. In ... Read More »

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