FOUR SEASONS MAUI AT WAILEA DUO Restaurant

09.26.10

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Where to stay in Kauai? South Shore or Coconut Shore?

09.25.10

Hi, I am leaving for Kauai on the 1st, so far I have ariline tickets, and no hotel. There are a lot of choices, and it got a bit confusing. I am torn between South shore and coconut shore. Also I am travelling alone, so I am looking for a decent hotel or resourt, which wouldn’t be overly expensive. Ideally it would be something safe, with some things to do at the resort/hotel territory, so you can spend time there and maybe find some company – I am not looking for nightclubs or any of that type of nightlife. I love swimming and outdoors. what are the hotels that have swimmable beaches with not too much of tides/waves? I will appreciate any comments/suggestions. Thanks in advance.

Vacation Rentals In Hawaii

09.25.10

imageIf you’re dreaming of a holiday filled with warm, sunny weather, gorgeous sandy beaches and stunning scenery, why not head to the US state of Hawaii?

You can visit the beautiful islands of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Big Island – and each one has so much to offer its visitors.

What’s more, there is a great range of self catering properties available here, so it’s an ideal destination for a holiday property rental.

There is something for everyone in Hawaii. Not surprisingly, it’s a beach lovers’ paradise. But there are also many places to explore, tourist attractions to see and various sporting activities available here.

Kauai, which is also known as the Garden Island, is a great destination for those keen on outdoor activities, such as hiking, fishing, golfing, wind surfing, horseback riding and scuba diving. But if you’re looking to do something less energetic, you can simply chill out and sunbathe on one of Kauai’s delightful beaches.

The island of Oahu is another great Hawaiian destination. Here you will find Honolulu, the capital of the state of Hawaii. Honolulu itself boasts plenty to see and do, including museums, historic buildings, art galleries, restaurants and bars. While you are there, try to visit Iolani Palace. Also in Honolulu is the Ala Moana Center, the world famous shopping centre which is a must-visit for all those who are looking to enjoy some retail therapy!

While you are staying on Oahu, you should also check out the world famous Waikiki Beach, which is an ideal place to learn how to surf.

Molokai is another delightful Hawaiian island which is well worth a visit. If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and want to just relax during your holiday, this is the ideal holiday destination. You will find peace and tranquility in Molokai, which is also known as The Friendly Island.

If you are a keen golfer, you should head to the island of Lanai, as it has two championship golf courses! And on Lanai you can see Keahiakawelo (also known as Garden of the Gods), which is an amazing landscape with various shapes and sizes of rocks and boulders.

There’s also the Hawaiian island of Maui. This is a good location to go humpback whale watching. You should be able to see the whales around Maui from mid-December to mid-May each year. You can take a boat trip and, hopefully, will catch a sighting of these incredible creatures during your visit here.

Hawaii’s Big Island, meanwhile, is a great island to explore. Here you can visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which is a popular tourist attraction.

Not surprisingly, Hawaii is a perfect wedding and honeymoon destination. This is a truly beautiful part of the world to get married and to spend an idyllic honeymoon, too.

But whether you’re planning on tying the knot or not, Hawaii makes a superb location for any holiday, whether it’s a family vacation, a sporting trip or a more relaxing break.

These beautiful Hawaiian islands have something to offer everyone. And no matter which island you choose, you are likely to have a fun and relaxing time during your holiday.

Finding a Discount Cruise

09.22.10

imageCruising is one of the options you can prefer to in case you want to have some different vacation experience. Modern cruise ships have varying amenities that will surely make you stay for a week or two. Lounges, swimming pools, casinos, fitness center, beauty salon, massage and spa center-you can experience it all by going on a cruise travel.If you are worrying about the foods that you will miss back home, worry no more. These cruise ships also offers the finest dishes-whether Oriental, French, Southern, or Italian-that will make your stomach always full for the rest of your cruising vacation. You can even gain more weight after your vacation!All of these are included in the travel package cruise lines are offering to you. With array of amenities and delicious delicacies available on-board, expect that it will cost you more than a thousand bucks. You are considering getting yourself a cruise that is within your budget. How can you get one?First thing that you may do is to have a concrete plan before you actually book your cruise. In this case, you have two options: either you hire a travel agent that will work out everything to give you the discounted cruise you are looking for or you do it all by yourself.Since you are getting a cruise within your budget, it is advisable that you take the second option. Instead of paying hundreds of bucks to your travel agent, it is wise that you add the fee to your cruise payment. Here are the things that you can consider in planning your cruise. 1.  Have a visit on different travel agencies and request for some cruise brochures. Check out for some cruise offers. It will help you decide on the best destinations, types of accommodations, and amenities that you can avail while on-board.2.  After gathering such brochures, read it. Figure out what destinations you want to go. Almost all cruise lines provide ship routes on popular destinations like Caribbean, Mexico, and Alaska. In these destinations, there is a high chance that they are providing discount cruise package.3.  Decide on the duration of your vacation. Ideal cruises range from 3 days up to 2 weeks, but there are also cruises that last up to a month.4.  Make up your mind on the budget that you will spend on your cruising vacation. There are numerous categories of cruises: budget, moderate, deluxe, and ultra-deluxe. Compare these categories and decide on which you can afford.5.  You can also inquire on the cancellation fee in case you cannot make it on the day of your departure. Ask the travel agency if what instances cruise lines impose such fees.If you have decided on the things you will do, the next step now is getting yourself a discounted cruise. It is mentioned earlier that there are several categories of cruise package: the budget, moderate, deluxe, and ultra-deluxe. All of these package categories offer discounts although not all the time. Therefore, if you are now ready, here are the tips that you can use to get your discount luxury cruise.1.  Have your cruise in off-season. Your purpose is to have a vacation, not to make some show-off to co-vacationers. There is no reason at all to make your trip on peak season if your budget is meager. Just like airline travel, prices at this time are getting expensive.2.  In case you really want to travel on peak season, have your bookings a few weeks before or after the peak season. You will save money if you do that suggestion.3.  Decide which cruise line and cruise ship you want to travel with. From the travel brochures you have collected, check the cruise lines that offers discount on their cruise package. 4.  If you plan to spend more of your time in the cabin, then get yourself an inside cabin. It is quite cheaper, except that you will never know what time of day it is since no day light enters your room. In this case, provide yourself a clock.5.  In case you cannot find discounted cruise packages from cruise lines, avail of the services of your travel agency. Just like flight consolidators, travel agencies can purchase bulk ticket. Thus, they can provide discounted luxury cruise.It is important that you enjoy your cruise without worrying on your budget. Just follow the aforementioned steps and get yourself a discount cruise for your vacation.

Planning Your Big Island Hawaii Fishing Trip

09.22.10

imageHave you recently decided that you would like to take a Big Island, Hawaii fishing trip? If you have, you are definitely not alone. While Hawaii is filled with destinations that are perfect for fishing, the Hawaiian Island of Big Island is referred to as one of the most popular.

When looking to make your Hawaii travel arrangements, for your Big Island fishing trip, you will want to start with your airline reservations. You will need to make reservations aboard a Hawaii airline. When doing so, you may want to examine online travel websites, particularly those that deal with Hawaii vacations. This enables you to eliminate much of the research and just find a flight that can get to your Big Island fishing destination.

In addition to making your Hawaii airline reservations, you will also need to make arrangements for your overnight accommodations. Although your first thought may be to book a stay at a traditional hotel or a vacation resort, you may want to take the time to examine Hawaii vacation rentals. Hawaii vacation rentals come in a number of different formats, including Hawaii villas, condos, homes, and apartment rentals. In fact, did you know that many Hawaii vacation rentals are considered beachfront rentals? Even if you are unable to book a stay at a Big Island beachfront rental, many Hawaii vacation rentals still provide you with ocean views.

Once you have officially booked your Hawaii travel plans, namely the reservations for your air travel and your overnight accommodations, you will want to shift your focus to the fishing aspect of your vacation. When planning a Big Island Hawaii fishing trip do you know that you have a number of different options, in terms of how you can fish? You do and a few of your options are briefly touched on below.

If you have a boating license or at least proof of a completed training course, you may be able to rent your own fishing boat or sail boat. This is an option that many tourists enjoy. Perhaps, the only downside to this approach is the trouble or the “red tape,” that you may have to go through. Most boat rental companies and boat owners will not just hand over the keys to their boats to anyone. With that in mind, if you are able to successfully rent a boat for your next Big Island fishing trip, you may enjoy the peace, quiet, and freedom that you have.

Another one of your options is to charter a boat. When you charter a boat, you will be passengers on the boat in question and have full use of it, but you will not be responsible for driving or navigating. Even when chartering a boat for your next Big Island fishing adventure, you have a number of different options. For example, you may be able to make reservations aboard a privately chartered fishing boat or a group chartered boat.

In keeping with chartering a fishing boat, if you are looking for peace, quiet, and relaxation, a private chartered fishing boat may be your best option. On the other hand, if you are more concerned with price, a group chartered boat may be your best option, as the rates tend to be a bit more affordable. You may also want to examine additional activities, such as snorkeling or scuba diving. Many Big Island boat chartering companies offer multiple activities aboard their vessels. This is great if you are traveling with your family or another couple, as everyone may gain access to an activity they enjoy.

Finally, it is important to examine supplies. Depending on your fishing supplies, you may be unable to bring them with you on your trip. You may need to rent instead. With that in mind, you may find that the cost of a chartered fishing boat included supplies, such as fishing poles. If not, you may want to rent fishing supplies for your whole trip and store your supplies in your Hawaii vacation rental. This will give you the opportunity to come and go fishing as you please, even if it isn’t aboard a boat.

Maui Vacation Rental – Maui Kamaole G104 – Maui, Hawaii

09.21.10

Maui Kamaole is Kihei’s premiere condominium development just minutes from all of South Maui’s famous beaches and the Wailea and Makena Resorts. Light and bright two bedroom, two bath overlooks the “tropical pool” complete with waterfall and sand bottom jacuzzi….

Moki on Kauai?

09.18.10

Has anyone ever met or does anyone know the artist “Moki” O Kauai or where I can find his work to purchase?,(I have one of his works Wailua River Fairy….Id like to purchase more…also what happened to him? I heard he passed away in November : ..(
He was a painter that we met on Kauai, He usually paints by the Wailua River most everyday…..He had a great outlook on life and was originally from Kauai….He was the little boy in the movie Blue Hawaii (we have a picture of it at home)
He had recently moved back to Kauai after leaving L.A after a bad accident…..Im so sorry to hear of his passing……If you hear of anything at all Please contact me
Thank you so much!!!

Darling Allison performing Hawaiian Legendary Song Waikiki at the Aloha Joe’s Listener’s Welcome Mixer at the Banana Patch Lounge at the Miramar Hotel in Waikiki ~ Honolulu Hawaii

09.17.10

Darling Allison performing Hawaiian Legendary Song Waikiki at the Aloha Joe’s Listener’s Welcome Mixer at the Banana Patch Lounge at the Miramar Hotel in Waikiki ~ Honolulu Hawaii

How soon should I get flight tickets to NY if I want cheap tickets?

09.16.10

Are there any tips on getting cheap flight tickets to NY in Late December/ Early January?

Thanks!!

Would this North Korean missile launch towards Hawaii be considered a threat to our health and safety?

09.15.10

My girlfriend and I moved to Hawaii early May for a summer stay. Our lease ends this July on the 31st. It’s not too much of my concern but our parents are urging us to come back home due to the North Korean missile launch that may head towards Hawaii.

My girlfriend and I have researched this issue but there isn’t much information at our disposal. Regardless, we would like to head back home to Miami to be safe, rather than sorry. The Hawaii’s Residential Landlord-Tennant Handbook states:

Termination at Any Time – Section 63. If a condition exists within the premises that is not due to the tenant’s neglect and that substantially deprives the tenant of enjoyment of the dwelling under the rental agreement, the tenant may notify the landlord in writing of the situation and terminate the rental agreement if the condition is not remedied within one week. No notice needs to be given if the condition poses an imminent threat to health or safety. If the condition was caused by landlord’s negligence or done willfully, the tenant may recover any damages caused by the condition.

Would this “North Korean Missile Launch” be considered an “imminent threat to our health and safety” and therefore allow us to terminate our lease without penalty? What other steps and procedures should we take to properly terminate our lease?

Here are some additional links for further information:

North Korean Missile Launch
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090618/ap_on_re_as/as_koreas_nuclear

Hawaii’s Residential Landlord-Tennant Handbook
http://hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/ocp/landlord_tenant/

Thank you very much for your help and concern, Mahalo.