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Oh Lei! Hawaiian Airlines is Spiffing Up Its Premier Club Lounges

February 6, 2015 at 10:06 AM | by | Comments (0)

Leaving Hawaii is never easy, but at least your time at the airport might be that much more enjoyable thanks to the folks over at Hawaiian Airlines. They’ve always had a few lounges here and there across the island airports, but now they’re spending some cash to spiff them up for both tourists and locals alike.

All in all they’re upgrading and improving six of their Premier Club lounges, but up first was the one over at Honolulu International Airport—and it’s now open for business. Think the usual lounge offerings like free WiFi, plenty of power outlets, and free snacks and beverages.

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Enter The $100,000 Hawaii Contest From The Travel Channel

January 30, 2015 at 11:10 AM | by | Comment (1)

If you do just one thing today—besides going to work—be sure it’s entering the latest contest from the folks over at the Travel Channel.

This year their big giveaway known as The Trip: 2015 is all about Hawaii, and one lucky winner is going to score around $100,000 worth of airfare, vacation, and spending cash.

Hosts from the channel will take viewers across five different islands showing off all the giveaway goodness. That way you’ll know what you’re getting into if you win the grand prize (the next airing is February 4 so set your DVR).

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As Blizzard Hits NYC, Ambassador Taylor Swift is Whale-Watching in Hawaii

January 26, 2015 at 6:03 PM | by | Comment (1)

Greetings from Maui! @haimtheband

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

Taylor Swift has taken time out from her busy job as the tourism ambassador for New York City to remind us that it is currently whale-watching season in Hawaii.

The country pop singer was Instagramming like crazy over the weekend during her trip to Maui with the cool girls of the band Haim.

Here is an actual video from the whale-watching session:

YES WHALE. @haimtheband

Une vidéo publiée par Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) le


Not gon' lie. We were a bit jealous. Then the jealousy escalated to near-hatred of Taylor Swift whose official title could be: "Woman Who Rebounded from Jake Gyllenhaal with Harry Styles and Then Made a Chart-Busting Album About It." But before we unfollowed her in jealous disgust, Taylor won us over again with this post.

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The Obamas Aren't the Only Famous Family Celebrating in Hawaii This Week

December 22, 2014 at 2:46 PM | by | Comments (0)

The holidays are here, which means the annual onslaught of celebrity vacation photos is also upon us. And, it looks like The Obamas won't be the only famous family enjoying Hawaii this season. Already, two other celebrity couples have attracted their own entourage of photographers on the islands.

Last week, Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis were spotted hitting the beach in Maui with baby Otis. They've taken part in the decade's trendiest celebrity sport, paddleboarding, a few times since arriving on the island, too.

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Travel Contest Roundup: Five Island Trips to Win This Winter

December 19, 2014 at 10:52 AM | by | Comments (0)

We realize travel budgets may be limited, but it’s free to dream. This is where contests come into the picture, and there's always the chance that you could be the big winner—just don't forget to tell us if you are!

Here are five vacation contests to enter right now that might just have you adjusting to island time:

Levo League – Jetset to Jamaica

The holidays will soon be over and done with, and the cold harsh winter will move in forever. That’s why you need to look forward to a trip to Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay. The big winner will get three nights in an ocean front room along with breakfast, airfare, and a couple of massages—around $2,200 in free prize value.

Allure Access – Present Perfect

For a chance at this one you need to enter sooner than later, as things will close to entries on December 23. Here you’re entering for a shot at a five-night stay down in St. Croix, as you just might be staying—along with a pal—at the historic Buccaneer Resort. Other goodies include airfare, spa treatments, and daily breakfast.

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How to Get Tickets 2015's Maui Comedy Festival

December 16, 2014 at 4:31 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Maui Comedy Festival has released tickets for next year's event, just in time for Christmas.

The fest hasn't announced a lineup for 2015 yet, but given the list of last year's performers - including Craig Robinson, Aisha Tyler, Reggie Watts, and Tig Notaro - it's sure to be a good one.

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Where Travel Writers Want to Go in 2015: Part 3

December 16, 2014 at 12:48 PM | by | Comments (0)

We see Nantucket in our future for 2015...

As 2014 quickly comes to a close, there's no better time than now to think through exactly where we want the next 12 months to take us. Forget trend pieces trumpeting generic destination hotspots; over the next week, we'll share with you where our own Jaunted contributors personally want to go in 2015.

Kyle here—with the addition of a brand new baby suitcase in 2014 my plans for 2015 are just a little different. Sure far off stretches and exotic locations are still on the travel to-do list, but I think I will dream of some more realistic locations for 2015 in search of foodie finds, charming towns, and the great outdoors.

1. Nantucket! I have been before, but I can’t wait to go again. I was tipped off to the place’s awesomeness by our own fearless leader, and after visits a couple years in a row—I was hooked. Surfside Beach, Cisco Brewery, and the WAVE bus are all waiting for me this summer, and I can’t wait to share it all with my daughter.

2. For whatever reason I cannot get enough fun in the sun over in Hawaii. Whether it’s Maui, the Big Island, Kauai, or Oahu they all have their own treasures and treats. I think it might just be that I really enjoying swimming with the fish—like in the snorkeling way. Maybe this year will finally be the time I check out Molokai or Lanai, or try out scuba diving for the first time.

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Where Travel Writers Want to Go in 2015: Part 2

December 15, 2014 at 6:03 PM | by | Comments (2)


Above: Copenhagen, Denmark

As 2014 quickly comes to a close, there's no better time than now to think through exactly where we want the next 12 months to take us. Forget trend pieces trumpeting generic destination hotspots; over the next week, we'll share with you where our own Jaunted contributors personally want to go in 2015.

Next up is Jaunted's Editor, Cynthia, who seeks freedom, authenticity, and quiet moments and when she travels:

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More Seats Means More People in Less Space on Planes to Hawaii

December 8, 2014 at 9:13 AM | by | Comments (0)

Be sure to stretch out those legs before hopping between islands on your next trip over to Hawaii, as Hawaiian Airlines is changing up the seating structure on the planes serving the inter island routes.

In the trend of most other airlines, Hawaiian Airlines is ordering up slimline seats, and as a result they’re hoping to squeeze in about 10 more passengers per plane. The thinner cushions should allow up to 128 passengers per jet—aboard the Boeing 717s—if you’re keeping count.

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Travel Contest Roundup: Six Ways to Hightail It to Hawaii

November 28, 2014 at 9:12 AM | by | Comments (0)

We realize travel budgets may be limited, but it’s free to dream. This is where contests come into the picture, and there's always the chance that you could be the big winner. Here are a few options that might get you a little fun in the sun over in Hawaii:

Dream Plan Go Honeymoon of a Lifetime Hawaii Contest and Sweepstakes

Tell your story of why you need a honeymoon in Hawaii, and they don't even care if it's just a long overdue one. The grand prize winner gets airfare, four nights accommodations, and a rental car to explore. Just be sure to enter by November 28.

Dole Sweet Inspiration Sweepstakes

Cruise all the way to Hawaii with this contest, and even if you don't win there's some other prizes available as well. The big winner might just score a trip for four over to Hawaii thanks to Princess Cruises—enter by December 3.

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Hawaii Will Host a Flight Attendant Fashion Show This Weekend

November 7, 2014 at 8:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

Skip the beach for a little bit this weekend, and enjoy a little bit of a fashion show during your time on the islands. This weekend uniforms, accessories, styles, and designs from Hawaiian Airlines will be on display, and if you’re in the neighborhood and have the time—it’s yours to check out.

The presentation from Hawaiian Airlines is all part of their sponsorship of Hawaii Fashion Month. The fun takes place at the MAMo Wearable Arts show at the Hawaii Convention Center. The event is free and open to the public, and it begins around 7:30pm on November 8—that’s Saturday. It’s actually the first time Hawaiian Airlines has done something like this, but we’re thinking if it goes well—it might not be the last.

The flight attendant fun isn’t the only thing taking place, as the MAMo Wearable Arts event will also show off some goodies from a few native artists from the Aloha State as well. Things like bamboo printing, lauhala weaving, and body art will be on display, and that’s in addition to some dancing, chanting, and other Hawaiian activities and traditions.

We’d see you there—but sadly, no Hawaii in the plans for us this weekend.

[Photo from HNL: Jaunted]

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Travelers Just Can't Seem to Find Oahu's 'Other' Airport, Kalaeloa

October 20, 2014 at 10:48 AM | by | Comments (0)

Getting to the airport can be a real hassle. The signs aren’t totally clear, you can’t figure out where to return the car, and sometimes the difference between arrivals and departures is a little tricky. In Oahu, however, travelers have started complaining about the location of the area's other airport, and have missed their flights as a result of confusion.

Most travelers, as in like 99% of them, do their thing in and out of Honolulu International Airport, and that’s usually not a problem to find. However, it’s the smaller airport on the western side of the island that’s proving a problem.

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