Can’t Make It To Hawaii? Check Out How This Guy Brought Hawaii to Him

Our intrepid correspondent, Paul Heney, chimes in with another fun post about how to bring exotic locales to you when your travel aspirations and your wallet don’t match up: My hometown of Cleveland gets hammered on our weather reputation. Our winters aren’t really any worse than Chicago’s or Boston’s, but somehow we’re always the ones mentioned asContinue reading “Can’t Make It To Hawaii? Check Out How This Guy Brought Hawaii to Him”

New Yorkers Say Aloha to Hawaii

Today, Hawaiian Airlines launched the first-ever daily nonstop service from JFK to Honolulu. Continental/United operates a nonstop from Newark to Honolulu but for those who prefer JFK, this is welcome news. Hawaiian has partnered with JetBlue with a code share arrangement that should facilitate travel to Hawaii from destinations JetBlue serves. Additional details follow: HawaiianContinue reading “New Yorkers Say Aloha to Hawaii”

What Does She Say about George Clooney? Listen in!

Travel writer and frequent contributor to, Dennis Hensley interviewed Descendants author Kaui Hart Hemmings in Hawaii. With Descendants, the movie based on Hemmings’ book, released this week in New York and Los Angeles, Dennis asked the diminutive novelist about her inspiration for the story, her involvement in the shoot and whether George Clooney was destinedContinue reading “What Does She Say about George Clooney? Listen in!”

Who Wants to Get Lei’d? New Air Service NYC to Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines announced it is launching new direct, non-stop service between Honolulu, Hawaii and New York City’s JFK Airport. The new service begins June 4, 2012. The Honolulu-bound flight will depart JFK daily at 10:00 a.m. and arrive at Honolulu International Airport at 3:00 p.m. The NYC-bound Flight 50 (“Hawaiian 5-0”) will depart Honolulu daily at 3:05Continue reading “Who Wants to Get Lei’d? New Air Service NYC to Hawaii”

Hawaii: Your Perfect Pineapple-Scented Holiday Awaits

On a recent visit to Hawaii, I toured Oahu and Maui, checked out a range of resorts, got lei’d and returned with this brief report. Click here to hear my recently recorded segment on the Aloha State with the fabulous folks at Toronto’s Proud FM with Mike Chalut and Acey Rowe: Ed Salvato on Proud FM/Hawaii

Deal of the Week: LGBT Romance Package in Maui

In celebration of Hawaii’s recent announcement of same sex civil unions, the Hotel Hana-Maui has introduced a romantic “His & His; Hers & Hers Hawaiian Journey for Two” getaway package designed exclusively for the LGBT community. Couples will stay in beautiful Hana at the property’s intimate Sea Ranch Cottage, which boasts scenic views of Hawaii’sContinue reading “Deal of the Week: LGBT Romance Package in Maui”

Hawaii Rolls out a Rainbow-colored Aloha

Originally published in Hawaiians boast a proud history, a line of mighty monarchs (some of whom openly had aikane or same-sex favorites), and an unshakable belief in the heartwarming concept of aloha, which signifies hello or goodbye but which also connotes love, peace, and compassion (among many other meanings). For a gay visitor weContinue reading “Hawaii Rolls out a Rainbow-colored Aloha”