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Month: April 2018

How to Avoid Scams when Booking a Hawaii Vacation Property

How to Avoid Scams when Booking a Hawaii Vacation Property

Aw, vacation. A time to relax, explore, and daydream. And part of that bliss of a vacation comes with our accommodations. Today’s choices are generally hotel or vacation rental property. We all know the perks of staying in a hotel, but what about rentals? Learn how to avoid scams and find a perfect Hawaii vacation property for your next trip to the Aloha state. Vacation rental properties offer tremendous value for your money when it comes to living space, in-home…

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An Ultimate Guide to Maui Luaus

An Ultimate Guide to Maui Luaus

Maui has two shorelines, where most tourists stay: West Shore and South Shore. All major Maui luaus are located along those shores.  There are 6 West Maui Luaus, and 3 South Maui Luaus. After reviewing the brief history of Hawaiian luau and its typical program, we provide the readers with all information they need to choose their first or next Maui luau. You can scroll down to the Master List of Maui Luaus. Contents Brief History of Hawaiian Luau Typical…

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Hiking on Lanai: Koloiki Ridge Trail

Hiking on Lanai: Koloiki Ridge Trail

Koloiki Ridge Trail is a four-hour hike through a variety of terrains on the island of Lanai. It’s a lovely, mostly shaded trail with amazing views at the end. The trail is a gem of hiking on Lanai and it is a must to appreciate the true beauty of this island. Koloiki Ridge Trail is 4.5 miles round trip, it has red marking signs from one to fourteen; fourteen being the end of the trail. Lanai is a smaller, less populated…

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Let’s Go to a Hawaiian Luau

Let’s Go to a Hawaiian Luau

You smile as a Hawaiian girl puts a plumeria lei around your neck. It’s your first Hawaiian Luau and you’re excited. Wearing your new lei, you walk onto the wide lawn where a 100 people, mostly in flowery shirts, are sitting at tables waiting for the Kalua Pig and the big hula show. There’s the Polynesian Stage, with the wide, silver ocean behind it and the big red sun hanging above the water. You step into the bustling dinner grounds…

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Kolohe Kai ‘This Is the Life’

Kolohe Kai ‘This Is the Life’

There’s nothing more appealing and summer-appropriate than kicking back on the beach. Local artists have sung about cooling off and catching surf, but no one does it quite like Kolohe Kai – a group that has mined the unbridled imagery and energy of fun in the sun and producing equally joyous tunes. Kolohe kai translates to “rascals in the water.” Some may be all work and no play, but Kolohe Kai renders Hawaii all play, all day through their sincere,…

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Filmed in Hawaii: TV Series Lost (2004 – 2010)

Filmed in Hawaii: TV Series Lost (2004 – 2010)

In the popular TV series Lost, the survivors of a plane crash are forced to unite to overcome the mystifying threats of the island on which they’re stranded. From the beginning, the sci-fi hit relied heavily on intrigue to draw in viewers. But the fact that it was filmed in various locations throughout Oahu in Hawaii for its entire six-year-run is no mystery. The pilot episode opens with the characters finding themselves on a seemingly-deserted island beach in the wake…

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Na Pali Coast With Holo Holo Charters Catamaran

Na Pali Coast With Holo Holo Charters Catamaran

Na Pali Coast of Kauai has unspoiled nature that is otherworldly. Its sky-high mountain peaks, raising directly from the ocean, and cascading waterfalls look ethereal. Due to the steep cliffs and the faraway location, this 15-mile coastline at the northwest of the island of Kauai remains one of the most beautiful and unspoiled in the world. One can only imagine, that 5 million years ago these mountain cliffs were hot flames that the Earth was spewing up. “Na Pali” means…

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Kualoa Ranch – a Must-See Oahu Destination

Kualoa Ranch – a Must-See Oahu Destination

Ever wanted to zipline through Hawaiian jungle, ride a horse or ATV through jungle trails and movie sets? What about tasting locally grown grass fed beef? Kualoa ranch is a great place to see and enjoy while on Oahu! Just 24 miles from Honolulu on the North-Eastern shore (Oahu Winward Coast) off of Hwy 83 / Kamehameha Hwy. Kualoa Ranch has a lot to offer for tourists and locals alike. This is the world’s most famous private nature reserve, with…

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Ekolu – Greatest Hits

Ekolu – Greatest Hits

If any group can be exclusively dubbed Maui’s pride and joy, it’s Ekolu. No other reggae band is synonymous with the local music scene. They practically put Maui on the map, paving the way for bands like Malino to rise in due time. Their roots are in the Valley Isle, but Ekolu’s influence extends across Hawaii. At any given moment, their songs are jamming on the radio or awaiting airplay by way of request. If music is something you feel, then Hawaii has…

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Filmed in Hawaii – Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Filmed in Hawaii – Kong: Skull Island (2017)

There have been many versions of 1933’s King Kong, the classic story about a giant ape who falls for a human woman. The best known are 2005’s epic re-imagining of the same name and 2017’s action-packed Kong: Skull Island. And while each movie is a different take on the story, there’s just as big a contrast between their backdrops. Like the original, they both take place on “Skull Island” – a fictional prehistoric land in the Pacific. To bring to…

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