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What Went Wrong at Hilo Hattie?
The Hawaiian legacy vendor has just filed bankruptcy for the second time in recent years claiming it owes more than $10 million to just 20 of its hundreds of unpaid creditors. So can “The Store of Hawaii,” Hilo Hattie remain in business? The company has unpaid debt of $1.2 million for back rent on its main Honolulu store alone. That in […]
Allegiant Hawaii Scrubs Route
One of the new Allegiant Hawaii routes has been cancelled before it even got started. Friday, the Las Vegas based carrier announced that planned service between Monterey and Honolulu has been called off. The weekly service was due to commence next month. This is a disappointment in terms of Hawaii travel deals. Bookings did not materialize Allegiant’s Jessica Wheeler […]
Southwest Airlines to Hawaii | Is It Getting Closer?
Last week SWA flight attendants signed an agreement which allows the carrier to operate over water flights. So many in the press presumed the announcement meant Southwest was closing in on announcing Hawaii service. Southwest has already begun taking delivery of larger Boeing 737-800’s, which were acquired in part with the thought of serving Hawaii and other distant destinations. These […]
Airline Tips for Your Hawaii Vacation
Beat of Hawaii is on the move and in the air. So far this year we’ve been on each of the Hawaiian islands, and have visited several of them more than once. We’ve also flown to both east and west coasts on different airlines. Sometimes everything goes great when traveling, and sometimes it doesn’t. Here’s an updated list of […]
Deadly Car Crashes Happen in Hawaii
There were two accidents this weekend that serve as a reminder of tragedy that can strike in paradise. Five died and seven were injured as the result of cars that crossed the center line and collided head on both on Maui and Kauai. When I drive around in the islands, it’s easy for me to think that there isn’t […]
Hawaii Chocolates | Edible Aloha From The Islands
Hawaii is the only state which produces cacao. It’s been grown in Hawaii, mostly on the Big Island, for over 150 years. Only recently, however, has it become commercially viable. While still small, it is rapidly expanding and could someday surpass coffee as Hawaii’s premier crop. I can’t think of a sweeter addition to a Hawaii vacation than a chocolate […]
New Years Eve in Hawaii – We’re Taking Part
Please see our New Year 2013 update. If you’re in Hawaii now, or plan to celebrate a future New Year’s Eve with us in the future, I have an update on events happening around the state. There’s no chill in the air. Winter weather is lovely in the islands, with nights in the 60’s and daytime highs still touching the […]
Where Hawaii Book Lovers Go
If you love exploring the local book scene when you travel, here’s my guide for bibliophiles coming to Hawaii. After reading my list of ideas, please add your own favorites in the comment section below. Visit the Hawaii Book Blog On-Line Before, during or after your Hawaii vacation, Alex and Misty-Lynn will keep you updated on books about Hawaii […]
Unexploded Ammunition at Hawaii’s Hapuna Beach
The Big Island’s Hapuna Beach is one of my favorite in the entire state, and I have never seen anything dangerous there other than seasonal big surf. So while scouring the web for Hawaii travel deals we love to bring you, I was caught by complete surprise to see in this morning’s newspaper a brief and thus far incomplete […]
Any Advice on TSA Enhanced Screenings?
I’ve been following all of the updates on the new TSA screenings in preparation for my air travels next week. Yesterday Arthur Frommer wrote about his recent exposure to the “enhanced” pat down. “The grope…was about as sexual as a doctor’s use of a stethoscope, as invasive as a child’s game of tag. It was over in 90 seconds…” […]
Hawaii on The Cheap: Tips, Tricks and Research
When you’re planning your Hawaii vacation, don’t forget to research restaurants and attractions on the Internet for savings opportunities you might not expect to find. For example, while drafting this post, I found the $30 off on the Go Oahu card below, a discount that I didn’t know existed. Restaurants Many restaurants offer discounts. Just call and ask or […]
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