So Much More Hawaii… Lucky We Live in Hawaii

So I’ve posted a lot of posts on my blog about the Hilton Waikoloa Village, and I have had a couple people question my intentions on my posts. Any of you that live in Hawaii know that the economy is tanking.  I myself have had a problem finding full time employment after working nearly 10 […]

So Much More Hawaii Checks in at the Hilton Waikoloa

Earlier, I mentioned that the bloggers from the mainland on the So Much More Hawaii tour had dinner at the Seafood bar in Kawaihae. After dinner, they then proceded to check into one of the nicest hotels in all of Hawaii, the Hilton Waikoloa Village. The nice thing about the hotel, is that you have […]

Meet the Bloggers for the So Much More Hawaii Bloggers Tour

So there has been a lot of discussion about the mainland bloggers coming to visit Hawaii for the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s So Much More Hawaii Bloggers tour but not much has been said about the actual bloggers themselves.  Click on the link below for more information about each blogger: Christine Lu the “Geek Girl” L.P. […]

So Much More Hawaii – Scheduled Tweet Ups and Hawaii Contributors

The Hawaii Tourism Authority has launched it’s new website. The following folks are on the list of the Hawaii  contributors via twitter and their personal blogs. You can click each picture below to take you to their twitter sites: The following is a list of Tweet ups that will be held for the mainland bloggers […]

“So Much More Hawaii” – The Mainland Bloggers are Coming!!

When I first heard that the Hawaii Tourism Authority was bringing in mainland bloggers to tour the islands, I was kind of irked that they didn’t even think about using bloggers here locally. Well it turns out I’m completely wrong and they will be teamed up with local bloggers from Oahu and a select group […]

Biases, Accusations, and Weasels… The Big Island Press Club Under Turmoil?

I was asked back in May of this year to work with the Big Island Press Club to help them revamp and update their website which had not been updated in over a year at the time they had asked me. Big Island Press Club, of which I’ve been a member since 2001, has changed […]

Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau Looking at Online Media and Bloggers to Bolster Travel to Hawaii… “Hawaii: A Thousand Reasons to Smile”

Hawaii’s largest source market for visitors – Los Angeles – is going to hear a lot about Hawaii’s multitude of charms in an intensive campaign blitz throughout September led by the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) and launched with the help of Hawaii’s four island mayors… …Underlining its strongest-ever presence in this vital market, […]

Mahalo… One Year

Today makes my one year anniversary of blogging. I have blogged EVERY single day for the past 365 days straight… or should I say I have blogged constantly every day since I started this blog? I’d like to thank a few key people that helped me with the inspiration of this blog… When I was […]

The Top 5 Spots on the BIG ISLAND the Travelocity Roaming Gnome Should Visit

If you have been following my blog, you will know that the Travelocity Roaming Gnome is now in Hawaii (see twitter feed at top left for latest from the Roaming Gnome). I thought I would compile my own list of places on the BIG ISLAND that I think the Travelocity Roaming Gnome should visit while […]

HAWAII WINS… Let’s Aloha the Roaming Gnome When He Arrives

I mentioned the other day the Travelocity Roaming Gnome was having a contest to see where he should go next. Hawaii, Jamaica, or Cancun. Well he just announced on Twitter that Hawaii has won by a very narrow margin: RoamingGnome Hawaii and Cancun were soo close…. 56470 to 52057!!! #gnomeroams10 minutes ago from web Incredible! […]

Hawaii Tourism Authority Hopes to Boost Hawaii Tourism With Blogging Campaign

Someone asked me if I was paid to be a contributor on this page of the So Much More Hawaii website. I can honestly say that I wasn’t.  You can ask fellow FBI Blogger @LeslieLang if we were paid as she was also featured on the site. I don’t even know the methodology of choosing […]

Aric S. Queen on a Visit to the Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii

The Bloggers from the So Much More Hawaii tour had a chance to go check out Volcanoes National Park while they were visiting the Big Island. Aric S. Queen from the So Much More Hawaii Hawaii tour shares his thoughts on the Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. (Sorry folks… it’s audio only) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fSXUEiaRTc&hl=en&fs=1] […]

Aric S. Queen Meets Traci Toguchi on Rough Sundays

I’m so stoked to be the link between Aric S. Queen and Traci Toguchi. Aric and Traci’s Twitter Pictures They were able to get together while Aric was here in Hawaii on the So Much More Hawaii Tour and they put together the following show on the popular online radio show “Rough Sundays” where Traci […]

Breakfast With the Mainland Bloggers

So I’ve blogged quite a bit about the So Much More Hawaii Tour of mainland bloggers visiting Hawaii. Some are already home, others are at the airport now as I post this and others are stuck in traffic in LA. On Tuesday morning the Bloggers that remained at the Hilton Waikoloa Village all gathered for […]

Some of the Finest Art in the World Can Be Found Right Here on the Big Island

Were very fortunate on the Big Island that we have many art galleries and even a few museums. Many locals don’t know that one of the best places to look at art is actually at some of the local hotels. I spent Monday evening and Tuesday at the Hilton Waikoloa Village meeting with the So […]

Passing the FBI Background Check… How the “FBI Blogs” Came About

The other night at dinner with the So Much More Hawaii bloggers from the mainland they all talked about different things that were going on in their lives and what they had seen so far here in Hawaii. They didn’t really talk much about their own blogs that much, as we all pretty much know […]

Mahalo Traci! The Power of Twitter

Holy Cow! I’m now a firm believer in Twitter. At first I was a bit hesitant about a message board system where you could only use 140 character messages that went away into twitterland after you were pau sending them. When I first joined, I only added a few people that I knew and then […]

Mainland Bloggers Visit the Seafood Bar in Kawaihae

Everyone around the world knows that the economy is tanking right now, and with the economy tanking Hawaii’s tourism has taken a real big hit. The Hawaii Tourism Authority is being creative and thinking outside of the box so to speak in looking for new ways to bring tourist to the Islands. The most recent […]

So Much More… To Catch Up On

I just got back from a great night with the So Much More Hawaii Bloggers from the mainland. Now I have So Much More to catch up on now. It was a great evening.  Look for an upcoming post in a few hours with the pictures and videos of the last 20 or so hours […]

Chef Mark… Try Balut While You’re Here

Chef Mark  Tafoya creates food and travel videos for Culinary Media Network and is a personal chef in New York City. He is also one of the Bloggers coming to Hawaii with the So Much More Hawaii campaign that the Hawaii Tourism Authority is hosting. On twitter this morning he tweeted: I’m headed to Hawaii […]