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New Flights to Hawaii Announced | San Diego to Kona $219
Get ready for more Hawaii travel deals. This time we’re looking at Big Island and a new route announced today on Alaska Airlines between San Diego and Kona. Set to begin flights on March 5, 2015, the route will initially operate three times weekly on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Their new flights to Hawaii feature a great price, $219 […]
Bay Area to Maui $188 Round Trip!
This is definitely the kind of Hawaii airfare sale we’ve all been awaiting for a long time. Under $100 each way to Hawaii on a great airline. You need to act today to get this Hawaii deal as it could end at any time. See notes below on booking details. Hawaii deals for November 8, 2013 Routes: Oakland or […]
Hawaii ABC Stores and 7-Eleven
Japanese owned 7-Eleven recently announced plans to double its presence in Hawaii. They will add 46 stores to the existing 55 stores on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island over the next five years. The chain which first came to Hawaii over thirty years ago has 41,000 stores nationwide. Does 7-Eleven’s Expansion Cut Into ABC Territory? ABC has 78 stores, including […]
American Safari Cruises Finally Come to Hawaii
Back in February 2008, we wrote about American Safari Cruises, which was to bring luxury yacht cruising to Hawaii starting later that year. The 145-foot, 36-guest, American-flagged Safari Explorer allows destinations not accessible by traditional cruise ships. Their cruises are unique, non-port based cruises, that are focused on cultural, historical and wildlife experiences. Economic-based cancellation Then in October, we […]
Big Island Surf Films and Fishponds
The 7th Annual Kona Surf Film Festival offers an opportunity to explore Hawaiian history with its new location at Big Island’s Mauna Lani Bay Hotel. While enjoying the film festival you may want to check out the historic fishponds on the property. The fishponds at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel were a highlight of my stay at the resort back […]
Hilo Farmers Market Is Grade A
There’s no place equal to farmers markets when it comes to trying the best and most unusual of Hawaii’s tropical produce and flowers. And at the top of my list in Hawaii is the Hilo Farmers Market. U.S.D.A. has proclaimed August 1-7, 2010 as National Farmers Market Week. To celebrate, I headed to Hilo yesterday and their market on […]
Three Big Island Restaurants
We recently tried these northwest Big Island restaurants and came away surprised. Bamboo is in the quaint town of Hawi, while Daniel Thiebault and Merriman’s are in Waimea (Kamuela). 1. Bamboo. We came here with perhaps the lowest expectations, and to our surprise, enjoyed the best food. While it is simple, in a bamboo coffee shop sort of way, […]
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Delivers
When we want to get away and escape Kauai, the first place that comes to mind is the Big Island’s Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. We just concluded our fifth stay there last week. Where to find the best deal: This is not the $69 night experience we told you about in February. The hotel’s website features some off season […]
Just How Bad Is The VOG?
We’re starting to think that VOG, volcanic smog, may be a part of Hawaii’s landscape for the foreseeable future. It eminates from Mt. Kilauea on the Big Island, 250 miles south of Kauai, and has all the look and feel of real smog. The volcano has been belching more acid-rich air pollution than the dirtiest U.S. power plants for […]
Best Deal in Hawaii: $69 Oceanfront Room on Big Island
The Kona Tiki Hotel has to be one of the best Hawaii deals on Big Island. Where else can you pay $69 a night for two and get a clean, comfortable, oceanfront room? Update: Rooms are now from $80 nightly. We just returned from a 5 day stay and give Kona Tiki in Kailua-Kona our two thumbs up for […]