Writers live on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kaua‘i and Hawaii (the Big Island). They provide information on topics ranging from practical advice, to historical and cultural sites, to local favorites. Anyone planning to visit Hawaii can receive helpful tips on the blog. People who have visited the islands of Hawaii can keep in touch with local news and events through the posts, which increased to a daily publication schedule in July, 2010. The Hawaii Vacation Blog is the only online resource providing Hawaii-based information aimed at travelers seven days per week.
Guest posts are accepted from both Hawaii residents and visitors. If you would like to submit a post, email blogeditor (at) hawaii-aloha.com for guidelines. All posts and photos must be original in content and exclusive to Hawaii Vacation Blog.
Hawaii Vacation Blog was founded April 14, 2006 by Bruce Fisher. Jim Winpenny was the lead blogger for several years before his death in May, 2009. His posts are collected in the Hawaii Vacation Playbook and on the blog site as the Jim Winpenny Archive category. Cindy Scheopner began writing for the blog in July, 2009 and was named its first editor a year later. On October 1, 2011 Alyssa S. Navares succeeded her as editor.
The Hawaii Vacation Blog (www.hawaii-aloha.com/blog) ranks at the top of search engines for Hawaii-related information with 6,577 pages of content. From June 2009 to June 2010 the blog received visits from 78,301 different keywords with average time spent by each visitor at 4.9 minutes. HVB blog recorded 103,553 unique visits during 2010. In August alone, there were 12,300 unique visitors. These numbers indicate that the blog is popular and has a strong connection with readers. Google lists it number two in Hawaii news blogs.
Additionally the blog has consistently been one of the top-rated blogs in a key word search for "Hawaii Blog" on Google.com. Bing.com, and Yahoo.com. Technorati.com (a blog search engine) gives top billing to the Hawaii Vacation Blog for Hawaii travel-related terms. (source: Google analytics, compete.com)
The Hawaii Vacation Blog is published on Hawaii-Aloha.Com, one of the largest resources on the web for Hawaii vacation information. The Hawaii Aloha Travel website, which began in 1996, gets over 41,000 unique visitors a month. All of the traffic to the website is generated organically from keyword searches. From June 2009 to June 2010, the website generated 1,161,814 nonpaid search from over 28 different sources. Although HVB is wholly-owned by Hawaii Aloha Travel, writers select their own topics and are free to express negative opinions if warranted. The blog is not restricted to customers of Hawaii Aloha Travel; it is freely available without the need to log in or subscribe.
Publisher: Bruce Fisher bruce (at) Hawaii-aloha.com
Editor: Carolann Chambers carolann (at) Hawaii-aloha.com