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Prince Kuhio Day – In Memory Of “the Citizen Prince”

Prince Kuhio Day – In Memory Of “the Citizen Prince”

On March 26th all of Hawaii comes together to celebrate the birthday of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole – known as “the Citizen Prince” and “the Prince of the People”. Prince Kuhio Day was established in 1949 as Hawaii state holiday. Prince Kuhio is fondly remembered and celebrated for his role and persistent efforts towards carving a better life for the Hawaiian people. Prince Kuhio was born in 1871 on the island of Kauai. The sacred site of his birthing house…

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Tropic Thunder Filming Locations (2008)

Tropic Thunder Filming Locations (2008)

Hawaii has been used as a literal green screen for many action movies and comedy flicks over the decades. But the explosive blockbuster Tropic Thunder brought a mixture of both to the island of Kauai. So while the “Garden Isle” is one of the most serene islands you’ll find in Hawaii, the following Tropic Thunder filming locations were anything but during the time of filming. The film stars Ben Stiller (who also directs), Robert Downey Jr., Steve Coogan and Jumanji:…

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Hawaii Lei Day – Celebrating a Beautiful Tradition

Hawaii Lei Day – Celebrating a Beautiful Tradition

Every year since 1929, the 1st May is celebrated as Hawaii Lei Day. Statewide celebrations are held in all of Hawaii with full fun and fare symbolizing the beauty of the aloha spirit! Header photo by Joel. The day marks the celebration of Leis – fresh flowers famous not only across Hawaii but also across the world. Traditionally Lei wreaths were used as a sign of peace between various native tribes. However, people from across the globe recognize the wreath…

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Flexible Date Search

Flexible Date Search

Many people start searching for accommodations prior to buying flights. They want to know different options and pricing on them. In a busy season, people often need to find any few days available to rent. The following are real requests we received in the past: Please let me know if you have any availability for 7/8 days anytime in the first 2 weeks of January. Looking for accommodations for three adults for arrival any time between Feb 16 and Feb 24…

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Sunset at Haleakala – Solitude Among the Stars

Sunset at Haleakala – Solitude Among the Stars

You don’t expect to find peace standing on a volcano of all places. You think, maybe I’ll get a good photo of the sun or two, or a thousand. You think of (or forget) the lava way, way beneath you and when this hot spot might get going again, hopefully NOT in our lifetime. As popular Hawaiian myth goes, the volcano goddess Pele created the Hawaiian Islands through the forges of lava. Also according to legend, Haleakala – Maui’s dormant…

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Day 6 – Merriman’s Waimea Restaurant

Day 6 – Merriman’s Waimea Restaurant

This is a part of our 9-day Big Island Itinerary. Day 6, Part 2. Saturday, December 30, afternoon. A friend mentioned the famous Merriman’s Waimea Restaurant, and we decided to give it a try and book for tomorrow for a New Year dinner. Alas, too late! Everything was booked for the next few days, with the only time available today at 5 pm for an early dinner. We are taking it.  After doing Kohala Waterfall Adventure with Hawaii Forest &…

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Why You Need Travel Protection for Your Hawaii Vacation

Why You Need Travel Protection for Your Hawaii Vacation

Many people travel during their time away from life’s obligations. From visiting relatives to going abroad to see new lands, we tend to go and want to enjoy the trip to the fullest. This is especially true when we go across seas, as we don’t want to have to worry about such things as where our luggage is or what happens if a flight gets canceled. However, these things can happen. A flight becomes delayed or a medical emergency comes…

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Hawaii Five-0 Facts

Hawaii Five-0 Facts

Popular televisions show Hawaii Five-0 isn’t just hugely entertaining because of its compelling storylines and nail-biting action, but also because of the fascinating facts it comes armed with. The nine-seasons-strong CBS action-fuelled drama has, after all, been running since 2010, but it’s also based on the original 1968 show. So whether you’re a diehard fan of Hawaii Five-0, or you’re yet to learn through a binge-watch just how much of an earworm that classic theme tune really is, here are…

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Hawaiian Christmas Music for a Holiday on the Islands

Hawaiian Christmas Music for a Holiday on the Islands

Nothing sets the mood quite like Christmas music. You know the songs by heart: “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” “Merry Christmas, Darling,” “Twelve Days of Christmas”. There’s no need to reinvent such classic holiday staples. Artists like Henry Kapono and Keali’i Reichel know Christmas songs don’t need fixing, but adding a little Hawaiian flavor results in a savory Hawaiian Christmas music recipe. If you’re in the mood for a Hawaiian-style Christmas, these local artists have the vibes and the medleys to…

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