Posts Tagged ‘hawaii’

The Hawaiian Vacation: Leis, Luaus, And Luscious Landscape

08.25.10

imageNothing says tropical paradise quite like an excursion to the Hawaiian Islands. The volcanic archipelago lost in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean stretches northwest from the Big Island of Hawaii in the south through Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai and Niihau, each with its own identity and topography. Eleven more islands, reefs and atolls comprise the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and are all uninhabited.

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:
 

Hawaii Vacation 2009 Fun In The Sun

08.18.10

over the summer, i spent two weeks in hawaii with my family and decided to make a video of some of my pictures. we went to oahu and maui. hawaii was really beautiful and i had a great time. hope you enjoy the pictures! the song i used is called Fly Through Ocean

Looking To Move To Oahu: Resources You Should Examine

08.18.10

imageAre you interested in moving to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu? If you are, you are definitely not alone. Oahu is most well-known for its beautiful beaches, breathtaking real estate, and unlimited number of fun and exciting activities. That is why you, as well as large number of other individuals, may be interested in relocating to Oahu. Although Oahu is highly sought after, when it comes to relocation, there are a number of important factors that you will want to keep in mind. One of those factors is research. If you are interested in relocating to Oahu, you will not want to do so on a whim. That is why it is first important that you do a little bit of research. When doing this research, you are some advised to use some of the resources outlined below.

Perhaps, the most important resource that you should use is an Oahu map; yes, an Oahu map. When it comes to examining Oahu real estate, there area actually a large number of individuals who do not think that a map of Oahu is important, but it is. Although Oahu is a beautiful island, all of it, there may be certain areas that you would like to live in or certain areas that may be just right for you, like an area that has a high job outlook, and so on. That is why it is extremely important that you get a map of Oahu and examine it, if you haven’t already done so.

Since a large number of individuals looking to relocate to Oahu do not realize the importance of examining a map of Oahu, there is a good chance that you don’t have an Oahu map in your possession. If that is the case, there are a number of different ways that you can go about getting an Oahu map. One of your local books stores should have an Oahu travel guide or an atlas book. These types of resources should have a map of Oahu in them. You should also be able to find free, but detailed maps of Oahu online. This can easily be done by performing a standard internet search.

In addition to a map of Oahu, another important resource that you will want to examine is an outline of all of Oahu’s real estate listings. These listings are commonly described as MLS Listings. It is not uncommon to find online websites that are referred to as MLS websites. These types of websites are ideal because they allow you to search or browse through a wide variety of different Oahu real estate listings; real estate listing that are offered by sale by different real estate agents. Using an Oahu MLS real estate listing service is a great way to examine properties for sale on Oahu on your own. While it is advised that you seek the assistance of a professional real estate agent, this popular resource may give you a generalized idea as to whether or not there are any properties on Oahu that catch your eye.

Speaking of real estate agents, another resource that you will want to examine are the online websites of local Oahu real estate agents. As it was previously mentioned, you are advised to obtain the services of a real estate agent. Buying a home on your own can be a long, complicated, frustrating, and tricky task. That is why it is advised that you try and find an Oahu real estate agent to do business with. If you are not originally from the Oahu area, you won’t just be able to walk into a real estate agent’s office to get a good idea as to the level of service offered. That is why you need to rely on the internet. You are advised to examine the online websites of Oahu real estate agents. Be on the lookout for Oahu real estate agents that have easy to navigate websites, a large number of property listings, and a solid real estate background.

The above mentioned resources, an Oahu map, an Oahu MLS real estate listing service, and the online websites of Oahu real estate agents, are just a few of the resources that you will want to examine before making your decision to move to Oahu or buy a piece of property there. In fact, using the above mentioned resources may make finding and buying Oahu real estate as easy as it could possibly be.

Oahu, Hawaii

08.14.10

Shot in standard definition in 2005, while diving with the Blue Water Dive Club of Orange County, California, and our good friend, Mike Bishop form Diamond Head Divers. This video is a little shaky but I thought it might entertain some. This video is of the WW1 US Navy Yard Oiler (YO-257) sank in 1989 as an artificial reef. Also called “Caroline” this yard oiler is 175′ in length and sits in 100 foot of Sweet Pacific water. During this dive it is common to see the Atlantis Submarine motor by with tourist waiving through the windows.

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.

HD RELAXATION 2- OAHU BEACHES – MUSIC VIDEO – MEDITATION

08.06.10

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Becoming Reality Chp 40: Honeymoon in Hawaii Part 1

08.05.10

i want to see the 3-D movie but i have to wait until like next weekend/spring break :(, i watched across the universe last night and it was good, the middle was a little weird and today my friend came to visit and we went to see slumdog millionaire which was AMAZING!!! it’s such a good movie i loved it on to the story… the beginning was a little awkward to write lol 4 chapters left!! Devon’s POV The plane ride to Hawaii was fairly short, but it was still late when we arrived. Even so we decided to explore the hotel a bit before we went to bed. The hotel was gorgeous, I loved it, it felt like a castle. After taking the grand tour of the hotel we went up to our room, which was huge. We got ready for bed and did a few other things, to make our marriage official, if you know what I mean and then went to bed. I woke up the next morning to Joe kissing me. “So last night was fun,” Joe said smiling. “The best,” I said smiling laughing a bit. “Good, because there will be plenty of that in the future,” Joe said seductively. I just laughed as Joe kissed me. “Have you ever thought about kids?” I asked. This was bound to come up at some point. “Of course. I would love to have kids,” Joe replied smiling. “Good, me too,” I said. “Have you ever thought of when?” Joe asked. “Whenever it happens,” I said. “Works for me,” Joe said smiling kissing me again, “Ready to hit the beach?” I asked. “You know it!” Joe said as we both quickly got changed to go to the beach. After having a quick

The house my cousin got married at-Kaua’i, Hawaii-June, 2009!

08.01.10

This is the house where the wedding will take place, and also the one with the guesthouse and the pool. This video was take on July 15, 2009, and this was the first time we saw the house in person. The main residence has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (the master bathroom has a bidet!), as well as a gourmet kitchen. The pool cabana has 1 regular bedroom, plus a sleeping loft, and 1 bathroom, as well as a small galely kitchen with a dishwasher and cooktop. Each house has a Kenmore window A/C unit, but no central air, and no heating system. It is warm pretty much all the time, so heat is not needed.

Hawaii Travel Deals – Traveling Cheaply to the Hawaiian Islands

07.26.10

imagePlanning a family vacation this year? How about visiting the Hawaiian Islands? The cost can be rather expensive, but there are deals available out there so you can have some fun for less. Exhaust all your options to find the best deal.

Several sites on the Internet are dedicated to offering travel deals to customers. Before you go to the airline websites, check out Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline, and Expedia. These sites offer deals on airfare, hotel accommodations, and rental cars. When you decide on the dates for travel, plug them into the search parameters on each website to see what they have to make the trip less of a financial drain.

At Priceline.com, folks looking for good prices on their travel can bid on fares. Let them know what you are looking for and how much you are willing to pay. Continue to check back to the site for deals or have them email you when something comes up in your price range.

In addition to Priceline.com, shoppers can look for airfare and hotel deals at travel auctions. Travel actions allow customers to save money by outbidding other shoppers. You can check the listings for airfare and hotel packages, deals on rental cars, timeshares, B &B’s, and other trip particulars. You can come across deals from the simple to the very unique.

Each site has their rules about membership and bidding, so read the fine print. Some, like Luxury Link are free to join, but you must be a member in order to bid on travel deals. People that want a premium luxury accommodations and airfare for less can find it here.

There is more than one type of auction. In single auctions, the highest bidder is the one that wins the deal or whatever you are bidding for. Then there are Best Shot auctions. Here, more than one of the same item is up for bid. The winners are those that come in with the highest bid. Then each bidder that wins pays the lowest of the winning bids.

A Dutch auction is similar to the Best Shot auction. When more than one of the same item is up for bid, the two highest winners get the items but only pay the lowest price of the day for that item. This means that the winner who bid the lowest price sets the price for both winners.

Travel auctions are worth looking into but be careful. If the deal sounds or looks to good to be true on paper, it probably is. There are many unscrupulous people out there who want your money. Read the fine print so you don’t’ get taken for a ride by a cheat.

Hotels on the islands can be pretty expensive. If price is not the object but amenities, here are some suggestions for hotels to check out. On the island of Maui, there is the Grand Wailea hotel. This establishment is not for people without deep pockets. The prices start at $575 per night and can run as high as $3,200. For a modest hotel with great service, go to the Mana Kai hotel or the Napili Surf. The former runs around $133 per night, while the latter offers rooms for $94 a night.

Prices on Kauai are in the same range and higher for premium accommodations. The Princeville Resort will serve you with style for a mere $565 to $5,500. The Hyatt is a bit more reasonable with rooms starting at $430. For families, the Kaua’i Palms Hotel has rooms for $65 a night. Perfect for those who don’t want to break the bank with their hotel bill.

The Big Island has some great choices for those travelers. Choose from the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel with prices starting at $306 a night. There is a private beach as a perk of your stay. The Royal Kona Resort offers rooms near the shopping district for $85 a night. To save money, vacationers can always book a hotel room on one Hawaiian Island and island hop for day trips.