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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

Hana Maui Hotel, Hawaii

09.10.10

Any suggestions on Hawaii island hopping budget accomidation options?

09.01.10

I am staying for 6night and would like to stay on a few different islands, a night or two on each.

Traveling Around the Hawaiian Islands

08.27.10

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Got your mind on that much deserved break? Would you like to get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life? Why not go traveling around the Hawaiian Islands? Let me give you a brief tour around the famous Hawaiian Islands.
 
The Hawaiian Islands have everything that you could imagine a paradise would have. From its multicultural people with the aloha spirit to beautiful surroundings with warm, tranquil, sandy beaches merging with rain forests, heavenly waterfalls, and marvelous historical sites. There’s no place like Hawaii.
 
Hop around the Hawaiian Island chain and you will discover the beauty and uniqueness of each island. There are six major islands that you can easily visit in Hawaii…Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Hawaii, or the “Big Island.” Each island offers a distinct and extraordinary experience. We invite you to explore Hawaii and find the most unique island experience for you, your family, or your business group.
 
First, I’ll show you the majestic island of Kauai. Kauai is about 20 minutes by air from Honolulu. Kauai is often called the Garden Isle due to its everlasting beauty, comparable enough to the Garden of Eden.
 
Things to do in Kauai:
 

Traveling Around the Hawaiian Islands

08.21.10

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Got your mind on that much deserved break? Would you like to get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life? Why not go traveling around the Hawaiian Islands? Let me give you a brief tour around the famous Hawaiian Islands.
 
The Hawaiian Islands have everything that you could imagine a paradise would have. From its multicultural people with the aloha spirit to beautiful surroundings with warm, tranquil, sandy beaches merging with rain forests, heavenly waterfalls, and marvelous historical sites. There’s no place like Hawaii.
 
Hop around the Hawaiian Island chain and you will discover the beauty and uniqueness of each island. There are six major islands that you can easily visit in Hawaii…Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Hawaii, or the “Big Island.” Each island offers a distinct and extraordinary experience. We invite you to explore Hawaii and find the most unique island experience for you, your family, or your business group.
 
First, I’ll show you the majestic island of Kauai. Kauai is about 20 minutes by air from Honolulu. Kauai is often called the Garden Isle due to its everlasting beauty, comparable enough to the Garden of Eden.
 
Things to do in Kauai:
 

Simple guidelines to planning a Kauai wedding/Hawaii wedding

08.21.10

imagePlanning a Kauai wedding or Hawaii wedding can be quite simple from afar if you just follow some simple guidelines. It’s important to follow most of these steps in order to save yourself and others a lot of time and hassle:1 Choose your island. There’s no point in finding out prices for weddings on Oahu when really you want to get married on a less densely populated island.2 Choose your wedding planner. There are many ways to go about this but the most important thing is how you feel talking to the coordinator. Check your stomach, your nerves. Do you feel comfortable or nervous? If you feel relaxed and/or excited you have found your wedding coordinator! You will spend a lot of time dealing with this person and you do not want to feel in any way awkward with them. If you get a sense that you are asking too many questions you have NOT found the right coordinator, then keep making more calls.You can drive yourself mad comparing apples to watermelons as you go through website after website doing price comparisons on unequal packages, but it’s necessary to do this a little to get an idea of the company’s prices. Don’t waste too much time here. Sort out the most expensive companies (really, sometimes the mark up on a Kauai wedding is just outrageous!). THERE IS NOT USUALLY A NOTICEABLE QUALITY DIFFERENCE between the very expensive and the midrange prices for Kauai weddings. A QUALITY KAUAI WEDDING DOES NOT NEED TO COST SO MUCH. 3 Start putting down deposits. Once you have found who you think you want to work with, don’t waste any more time and mental energy. Put down the deposit and save the date and time with the person you can connect with. You’ll kick yourself later if someone beat you to it and the date or person is no longer available.4 If you haven’t already, pick your wedding photographer. The wedding photographer is one of the most important people for you to choose. You want to feel comfortable with them, because if you don’t, your pictures will turn out posed and fake looking. You want someone who you can share stories with, someone you and your fiancée can laugh with! Check out their work if style is important to you and then call them. Make sure they are the person you want to work with by talking to them. Make sure to ask if they are willing to do free phone consultations of exactly what you want out of your photo shoot. If you feel comfortable talking to the photographer and like their work and prices, you’ve found your person. If not, pick up the phone and call the next one whose online photo gallery you liked.Don’t waste time on details like below until the important stuff is in place!5 Pick your location site. Unless you will be using a hotel there is no need to rush on this step. There is also no need to pay a lot of money – there are a lot of beautiful places where you can have your wedding inexpensively or totally free.6 Decide on any other extras you might want, i.e. music, chairs etc.7 Decide what flowers you want.

Sony Open 2010 Coverage WTF Hawaii Style

08.10.10

WTFHawaii.com went to cover the 2010 Sony Open here in gorgeous Hawaii. Swear to god we tried to do this right. We even brought along seasoned golf correspondent PirateJMess (http but alas, we failed. There’s literally 0 golf footage in the whole clip. But, lets be honest, golf failed too; beer was far more interesting.

Family Fun Activities on a Cruise Ship

08.01.10

imageYou won’t be hard pressed these days to find a cruise line that caters to kids. In the last 10 years or so, a growing number of cruise companies have included the little ones on their activity agendas. Some cruise companies have even integrated the concept of babysitting services so that mom and dad can enjoy a moment to themselves while onboard. Taking a cruise with the whole family is an excellent idea, and lest you think cruise vacations are expensive and are not for kids, think again. In fact, families can benefit from substantial discounts and yes, kids are most welcome. Your ship captain will be delighted to have them onboard. A cruise vacation for the kids can be considered an “off-the-beaten path” activity, an exciting alternative to riding in the car for long hours while the children’s patience is tested. On a ship, the distractions and activities are endless. You’ll never hear them ask, “when are we going to see land, dad?” Wonderful Whales

Kids — no matter what age — love animals. And they don’t get to see whales everyday. So Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, is a big treat for the kids, and mom and dad too. Castaway Cay is in the Bahamas, and all Disney cruises make a stop here. It’s called the “giant whale-dig site.” While kids stand in awe of the whales, mom and dad can relax with a massage in one of the cabanas.

Biking

While in Castaway Cay, Disney offers bike rentals so the whole family can explore the island. This is a great way to tame the kids’ soaring energy levels.  By exercising, they can release some of that pent up cabin fever and get to bed early.

Rock Climbing

Royal Caribbean International offers onboard rock climbing activities for the whole family. Ask about their Freedom of the Seas cruise vacation and their rock climbing activity in particular. This is another great way for the kids to release their energy and let loose.

A Bit of Classroom Education Known for their Alaska cruise destinations, Prince Cruises have different ways of entertaining families. On their Grand, Diamond and Coral class ships, the crew offers  a fun, supervised program for kids. If you want to give your kids the opportunity to learn some exciting facts about oceans and marine life, Princess Cruise offers captivating educational programs that the kids will love. While in Alaska, they can also listen to nature experts and rangers talk about the history of Alaska, the development of glaciers, native culture and dog sled races.

Treasure Hunts On your way to Hawaii? You may want to catch a flight to Honolulu and then take the Norwegian Cruise Line. Book the whole family on their Pride of Hawaii cruise vacation. This particular cruise is known for being family oriented. On the agenda: sports competitions, magicians and treasure hunts. There are also playrooms and teen hangouts. On this cruise, your children will also have the option to work out in the gym, sign up for dance lessons, or play basketball. Here’s a bonus: if your children are under two years old, they travel free.

Spa Treatments Many believe that the only way mom and daughter can bond is to have a manicure together. Carnival Cruise Lines offers manicures and several other programs that bring families together. The cruise ship offers spa and beauty treatments for kids aged 12-14  called the youth spa program.

Talent Shows For parents who have artistically inclined children or kids who love to dance and sing, Carnival Cruise Lines offers karaoke and talent shows. What better way to encourage your budding star? Imagine his or her thrill of competing live with other kids onboard?

Cruising with Kids on the Mediterranean Take advantage of Carnival’s family fun tours, which have just been recently included in some of their Mediterranean destinations. A few examples of these fun tours include a cultural expedition on a private yacht headed for Turkey’s Bosphorus, where children and parents can enjoy magnificent views of palatial buildings and ancient temples. Another tour goes to Ephesus in Izmir (supposedly one of the seven wonders of the world). If your kids are into steam engines, one tour has a museum stop for those who want to have a look at one of Europe’s largest collection of steam engines.

Snorkeling

If you or your kids admire the work of Jacques Cousteau, you must take the Paul Gauguin, Ambassadors of the Environment cruise, hosted by Regent Seven Seas Cruise Line. The company has joined hands with Ocean Futures Society of Jean-Michel Cousteau (son of Jacques Cousteau) to offer ecological tours that include day and night snorkelling and a journey to Moorea with an anthropologist. Your budding little oceanographers are sure to get a thrill out of this underwater exploration.

Why Obama use campaign plane for week-long Hawaii holidays? Is it wise to use election money?

07.31.10

For planning cruise tour get valuable information at here

07.19.10

imageA Cruise Tour is a perfect getaway with loads of fun and excitement for everybody. When you and your kids are getting bored with the same picnic spots, amusement parks, theaters and your spouse needs a change, you can plan for a cruise tour. Where you go on tour is important. But, where the cruise is being arranged can really make a vast difference. Few places on earth are as exciting and adventurous as Alaska. The exciting experiences more of it than Royal Caribbean Cruise Line! When you step onboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise Line ship, you’re stepping into a world of excitement with the latest innovations and incomparable service. On all Royal Caribbean ships you’ll find the Shipshape Day Spa and Fitness Center, Rock Climbing Wall, Theatre, the Casino Royal, the Windjammer Cafe, onboard shopping, Adventure Ocean Youth Program, a Solarium, balcony staterooms, an outdoor jogging track, bars and clubs. On a Royal Caribbean cruise you can do as much or as little as you want! Celebrity Cruises goal during their Alaska cruises is to helps to bring you a great experience. You will be as comfortable and enjoy each new adventure to its fullest; you get recharged and refreshed by gentle pampering from the Celebrity Cruises family. So, Celebrity Cruises will keep exploring Alaska and finding new ways to share their discoveries with you. Choosing a Cruise tour allows you to travel into the heart of Alaska and explore destinations of your choice. Welcome to Celebrity Cruises Alaska! Hawaiian Cruises along the different yet distinct islands provide an insight into the uniqueness of each island. Hawaii Island is a big one with Kilauea crater, said to be the home of the fire Goddess, Pele. Maui, once the sole property of the royals, is famous for its exquisite swimming spots. The Hawaiian culture is very different and almost every nation’s culture is found here. Hence, any newcomer is automatically drawn into the Hawaiian culture, which is enjoyment and adventure. Family cruises are cheerful occasions for the family where they can spend some quality time with one another. Simply put, are great places to relax and enjoy.