Hawaii Posts

The St. Regis Princeville - Escape to Hawaii

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I knew Princeville was beautiful, but as we enjoyed a drink at dusk soon after our arrival, we were treated to views like this. It was remarkable.

 

No filter or anything like that.  It was just the perfect conditions.  Subsequent nights ...

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A stay at the Grand Hyatt Kauai - Escape to Hawaii

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After our stay at the Sheraton Maui, we made our way to the airport for the quick flight to Kauai.  We had 5 nights on the island, and ultimately decided to split our time between the Grand Hyatt on the south side and the St. Regis in Princeville. 

Our one previous stay ...

United to Maui and the Sheraton Maui - Escape to Hawaii

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Late in 2012, work was keeping me very busy, but thankfully we had planned a trip to Hawaii to relax before the holidays.  Hawaii is probably not be best place to go for an affordable beach location, but it holds a special place for my wife and I since that is where we had our ...

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Quick review of my Hawaii trip

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Its been pretty quiet on RegionalFirst of late, and the main reason for that is I was swamped with work.  For the last 10 days or so, I've been busy not working, since my wife and I were enjoying a vacation in Hawaii.  

Now I'm back on the mainland celebrating Thanksgiving with ...

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And the New Routes From San Diego Are....

Early this month I got insider knowledge that Alaska Airline was expanding their footprint in the San Diego Market with new routes being Launched in 2013, which routes and new destinations was not disclosed to me, however, Alaska Air has finally announced them publically. I had initially guessed ...

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Labor Day Weekend in Hawaii

I am on my way to Hawaii today (Friday) for a long weekend in Honolulu.  It will be my first time back to the Islands since March 2011 and my first multi-day stay in Honolulu since 2004.

Each year, for the last several years, I’ve spent many long layovers in Honolulu, but my ...

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Not Yet Announced: Alaska Airline starts BLI - OGG

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Alaska Airlines hasn’t announced it yet, but a little bird told me that Alaska Airline will be launching its 2nd Hawaiian destination from Bellingham (BLI) to Kahului, Maui (OGG) this autumn!  The proposed schedule is to launch its first flight to Maui on a Boeing 737-800 with 16 ...

United Airlines Sells Waikiki Seaside Hotel

A story about United Airlines selling its dated but centrally-located Waikiki hotel brought to mind a very fond memory that helped solidify my loyalty to United.

In 2009, I took advantage of a LAX-HNL-SFO-SYD-SFO-HNL-LAX fare for $ 550. It was my first time in Australia (for a whole six ...

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St. Regis Princeville Resort

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I’m finally getting a chance to write my review of the St. Regis Princeville Resort.  Life got busy after my trip to Hawaii, but better late than never.  Hawaii was truly the trip of a lifetime made even better by my stay at the St. ...

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Christmas in Hawaii Part 10 - Conclusion

Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – AA Five Star Service (JFK), JFK Flagship Lounge, AA #3 JFK-LAX Flagship First Class Part 3 – LAX Flagship Check-in, LAX Flagship Lounge, Encounter Restaurant, AA #247 LAX-KOA First Class Part 4 – Four Seasons Hualalai: The Experience Part 5 – Four ...
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Christmas in Hawaii Part 8 – Honolulu Activities

Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – AA Five Star Service (JFK), JFK Flagship Lounge, AA #3 JFK-LAX Flagship First Class Part 3 – LAX Flagship Check-in, LAX Flagship Lounge, Encounter Restaurant, AA #247 LAX-KOA First Class Part 4 – Four Seasons Hualalai: The Experience Part 5 – Four ...

Christmas in Hawaii Part 7 – Halekulani

Photobucket Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – AA Five Star Service (JFK), JFK Flagship Lounge, AA #3 JFK-LAX Flagship First Class Part 3 – LAX Flagship Check-in, LAX Flagship Lounge, Encounter Restaurant, AA #247 LAX-KOA First Class Part 4 – Four Seasons Hualalai: The Experience Part 5 – Four ...

Christmas in Hawaii Part 5 – Four Seasons Hualalai: Details and Strategy

Photobucket Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – AA Five Star Service (JFK), JFK Flagship Lounge, AA #3 JFK-LAX Flagship First Class Part 3 – LAX Flagship Check-in, LAX Flagship Lounge, Encounter Restaurant, AA #247 LAX-KOA First Class Part 4 – Four Seasons Hualalai: The Experience Part 5 – Four ...

Kauai by Helicopter

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I did extensive research before visiting Kauai and one activity was consistently recommended: helicopter tour.  After comparing reviews of various tour companies I settled on Blue Hawaiian.  I found a great deal online for $161/person on the Eco-Star tour.  An experienced pilot ...

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Christmas in Hawaii Part 4 – Four Seasons Hualalai: The Experience

Photobucket Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – AA Five Star Service (JFK), JFK Flagship Lounge, AA #3 JFK-LAX Flagship First Class Part 3 – LAX Flagship Check-in, LAX Flagship Lounge, Encounter Restaurant, AA #247 LAX-KOA First Class Part 4 – Four Seasons Hualalai: The Experience Part 5 – Four ...

2011, a year to remember

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As I write this post, I'm sitting in my room at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, reflecting on my many memories of 2011. From my trips to Hawaii, to making friends with people from all around the world, 2011 will be a year that I remember for a very long time. I was fortunate to visit eight new ...

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