Amazing Golf Shot at Hawaii Kai Golf Course

I find this video pretty amazing!

First where the ball is shot from… just to get it there is impressive… but then to chip it out of there is even more impressive.


Is Southwest Airlines Looking to Fill ATA’s Void in the Hawaii Market?


I just noticed this blog posting out of the Seattle PI and he states:

…Already, Southwest Airlines had codeshare agreements with Mexico’s Volaris, and Canada’s WestJet. An area of interest is Hawaii. The contract does not allow codeshare partners to fly between the mainland U.S. and Hawaii, but many expect the route to be opened up by Southwest.

The defunct ATA airlines, which shared a hub with Southwest at Chicago-Midway airport, codeshared with Southwest on flights to Hawaii – now that ATA is gone, when will Southwest fill the Hawaii void?… Southwest Pilots Approve Five-Year Contract

I previously mentioned WestJets new connection to the islands here: WestJet Announces Non-Stop Flights to Hawaii and back in October of last year I mentioned this “WestJet Adding Flights to Hawaii… Kona Included, No Hilo Planned

My Recent Stay at the Waikiki Resort Hotel

Waikiki Resort Hotel
I had the chance to stay this past few days at the Waikiki Resort Hotel!

Waikiki Resort Hotel

Now that I’m back home, I’d like to post some pictures of this place.

Front Entrance

As you enter the hotel, you are met by this gorgeous fountain and surrounding entrance area.

Front Fountain

Stepping inside the resorts lobby, you will find free Wi-Fi and comfortable chairs and couches to sit on.


I didn’t get a chance to take a dip in the swimming pool, but it sure looked tempting.

Swimming Pool Area

What looked even more tempting though, was this spa treatment you could get in the hotel.


The hotel has two restaurants on it’s property, the Ilima…

Ilima Restaraunt

As well as the Seoul Jung that is located on the 2nd floor.

Seoul Jung

This resort also has conference rooms available for use.  Here we see the entrances to the Lehua and Orchid Rooms.

Conference Rooms

I had never stayed at this hotel… and it really is quite a unique gem tucked away in the heart of Waikiki.

Overhead of Lobby

The room I stayed in looked exactly like the picture on the website:


And it even had a huge Flat Screen TV mounted to the wall.


It had a huge bathroom and closet area


It also had a seperate sink area with a microwave and small refrigerator.


One of the great things about this hotel, is if you are a local resident, you also can get free parking if you are staying there.  They have both an indoor and outdoor parking lot.


I really enjoyed my time there and the location was so great, that on the second day I returned my rental car knowing that everything was really close to the hotel.


I will definitely be staying there again!

Mahalo Waikiki Resort Hotel

Trailer: Hawaii A Voice for Sovereignty

Here is a short trailer for the film “Hawaii A Voice For Sovereignty” produced by Catherine Bauknight