Category Archives: Oahu

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 »

Waikiki & Oahu Thanksgiving Dinners & Events 2009

For the 2016 Thanksgiving edition, click this link —> Waikiki Beach Thanksgiving Dining and Events for 2016 —— 2009 OPTIONS LISTED BELOW FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES If you are going to be on Oahu for Thanksgiving 2009, then you’ll find several opportunities to celebrate the day with a bit of tradition and Aloha.  Here’s a great collection of special Thanksgiving dinners, buffets, parades, ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News Roundup: November 4, 2009

Just a few quick links to bring to your attention today: * November and December have always been really quiet and economical times to visit Hawaii, with the obvious exceptions of the days around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve. has a great list of hotel deals on all the major islands. There’s too many deals to list, so ... Read More »

Outrigger Canoeing in Hawaii – Insights from a Paddler

Go Visit Hawaii is blessed with some talented, and may I add, extremely cool readers. One such reader is Oahu resident Monica Salter. Guess what she does for fun and exercise? She’s a member of an outrigger canoe club that competes in races. She and her team, Outrigger Canoe Club,  recently competed in the “Olympics of paddling”, the Molokai to ... Read More »

Where to Find Oahu Vacation Maps

It’s a good idea to start getting familiar with the geography and streets of Oahu before your feet touch the island ground. Where do you find a useful Oahu map? Here are eight resources to help you find your way around Oahu. 1. Download or order your free Oahu vacation planner from the Oahu Visitors Bureau. From this link you’ll ... Read More »

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