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Hawaii Golf: a tale of two “munis”

A Hawaii golf adventure is a dream for many, and it’s one reason we occasionally write about Hawaii golf courses here on the HAT Blog. Another reason is that...

Hawaii National Parks Week welcomes visitors

The annual Hawaii National Parks Week begins Saturday, April 16, and opening day offers free admission to both Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii Island and...

Merrie Monarch Festival returns, and with it spirit

The Merrie Monarch Festival begins on April 17, 2022. The beloved hula festival was begun in 1963, conceived as an effort to attract visitors to Hawaii Island. It celebrates the...

Famous Waipio Valley on Hawaii Island closed to nonresidents

For the most recent Hawaii Vacation Podcast, Aloha Bruce and Yaling Fisher offered listeners some important information about “Big Island Pro’s and Con’s.” It got us here at the...

HAT’s Aloha Bruce Fisher talks Hawaii visitor arrivals surge on Hawaii News Now

Hawaii Tourism officials released Hawaii visitor arrivals and spending numbers for February 2022, which indicate a near return to pre-pandemic levels. This was not unexpected, but it is remarkable: those...

Flying to Hawaii: a resident’s observations

First, some facts about flying to Hawaii: I love to travel. I view air travel with the same loathing as anyone would fear a root-canal or an IRS audit. I’ve...