September 14, 2014 by, Lindsey

Yikes! Okay, I know this is a bit last minute, but that is how some things in life go! I just found out that in honor of Miss Hawaii, Stephanie Steuri, there will be a viewing celebration at Rob’s Good Time Grill today around the dinnertime hours! This is when the official pageant will air live on television.

This would be perfect if you are heading out of the Lihue airport this evening and were looking for a place to eat before you go. Why not take the time to go get some tasty grill food and to see what the rest of the nation will be watching?

Let me back up a little bit… Remember the one I was telling you about in an earlier blog post? Stephanie Steuri? (See my previous blog post at http://www.kauai-vacation-rentals.com/miss-hawaii-miss-america-2014/ to find out more info.) She is from Kauai and is representing Hawaii in this year’s Miss America Pageant. I am anxious to see not how she does, but to see if the judges can see her inner and outer beauty in the short amount of time there is as they ‘judge’ her. I am not traveling today, but I will likely watch and cheer Stephanie on from home. :)

Princeville is one of the highlights of Kauai, if I may say so myself. It is attractive in its beauty, the activities it hosts and the vacation rentals. On the outskirts of Princeville, just touching Hanalei, is Hanalei Bay Resort 6302 which boasts of luxurious vacationing. Follow the link I just added and see some jaw-dropping pictures and view from this vacation rental. The lanai, or patio, is more than just an outdoor space, but an outdoor dining option that has a view that will attract your gaze and not let it go. I like getting lost in those views, being fully immersed in the scenery and absorbing it in with all of my senses.

Hanalei Bay Resort 6302 is a vacation rental with beautiful ocean views. It is a one bedroom, one bath rental that sleeps up to 4 people. The master bedroom has an ocean view, private full bath, the lanai I was already talking about, and a flat screen television. Then there is a loft that technically acts as a second bedroom, where there are two twin sized beds. That’s how we get to “sleeps 4 people” in the math.

With your rental, you get air conditioning, wireless internet, a full kitchen, and a clothes washer and dryer. This is like a little home away from home! All of the conveniences of home are here. This is so much more than renting a room… you are able to have a living space that has everything to meet you and your family/friends needs. The option to cook “at home/in your rental” is a huge deal for most people; it is convenient for vacationers with kids, special dietary needs, and those on a strict budget.

For the reasonable base price of #1350 per week, this is a vacation rental that should not be passed up should you have the chance to rent it. Follow the link above in this article to view the availability calendar to see when you can come and stay at Hanalei Bay Resort 6302 .

It’s that time of year again… for the USA’s annual Miss America Pageant! I want to give a shout-out to the beautiful and brainy Miss Stephanie Steuri who is this year’s Miss Hawaii! See her video clip and I encourage you to vote for her.

Click here to see her introduction and Vote for Miss Hawaii 2014 Stephanie Steuri.

The contestants from each state have already been selected, what the voting at the link above is for, is for voting come the final round! The rules for voting are as follows “There is a limit of one (1) vote per person per contestant, regardless of method of voting. Voting closes at 11:59 pm ET on Thursday, September 11, 2014.” (Miss America Organization, 2014).

The national broadcast will be live on ABC network, Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 3pm HAST. I will probably be working at that time, and I will not be blogging then, so I thought it best to say something about it now.

I’m rooting for my home-team, right? Let’s go Stephanie Steuri, Miss Hawaii 2014! #MissAmerica #MissAmericaCompetition2014

I just saw some gorgeous pictures of Plantation at Princeville 1111 and I just love it! The décor is just gorgeous in my opinion; it is a contemporary Hawaiian Plantation styled condo, and is fully furnished for vacation renters. Everything in this condo is sleek, attractive, and oh so welcoming! It is the perfect place for a family of 4-6 to come and stay. Plantation at Princeville 1111 master

This vacation rental condo is located at 4771 Pepelani Loop, Princeville, HI 96722 which is on Kauai’s luxurious north shore. It is just minutes to the world-famous Hanalei Bay and all of the other north shore beaches. Also in Princeville, are shopping centers to grab some groceries, children’s parks, the public library and it is very close to the Makai and Prince Golf Courses. Did I mention that this was a fantastic location? ;)

As for the insides of this vacation rental, you are all set! It is a fully furnished condo, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is a master bedroom that hosts a king-sized bed, there is another bedroom that hosts 2 twin-sized beds, and there is a sofa sleeper in the living room should you need. In total, you can have up to 6 adults/children.

Kauai has great temperatures… in fact Kauai has such comfortable temperatures most homes do not have air conditioning. This may be news to some folks. Anyway, for the comfort of the vacation renters, there are two air conditioning units in the master bedroom as well as in the living room. Plantation at Princeville 1111 is wired with cable TV and a DVD player. The kitchen is gorgeous and ready to go. Just pop into town for some groceries and you are set!

There is also a full-sized (yes, I said full-sized) washer and dryer in unit as well. This works out well for families with kids, as well as those who just want to get their laundry done and not have to do it all post-vacation. How neat is that? This condo really is luxurious, and for the low weekly price of about $1170 it is very affordable and provides the family or group with all of the comforts and conveniences of a home. I find this to be a highly desirable vacation rental!

August 19, 2014 by, Lindsey

Do you recall my previous post about how Kauai vacationers can take a dog on a field trip while they are staying on the Garden Island? If you do not, check it out here, “A Doggie Vacation.” What can happen is the Kauai Humane Society will have dogs (and cats I believe) that are available to go on long-term field trips while tourists stay on Kauai. At the end of their trip, the dog (or cat) can then be adopted or returned to the shelter, no strings attached. If anything, it is a benefit for the dog (or cat) to live a little and for the vacationers to host a lovely pet while they are on staying on Kauai. It’s a real win-win situation.

What new information I wanted to blog about, is that there is a leash-free North Shore Dog Park! Like most dog parks, there is a section for large dogs and a section for small dogs. The North Shore Dog Park is located at 5445 Kahiliholo Road in Kilauea, just off of Kuhio Hwy 56. This is a very nice dog park I must say! It is ADA accessible I should also note. It is a dawn till dusk park, and is open year-round. This is a great way to get out, exercise your dog and talk with other dog-lovers in the community. I highly recommended it. See here for the Dog Park Rules. I reviewed them myself and they are typical of any dog park, really. Good to know nonetheless.

August 15, 2014 by, Lindsey

EEK!! :D Ok, I may be a little late to the game, but I absolutely without a doubt had to share this video with you all. (Better late than never, right?)

Check your volume, turn it up, and get ready to make your viewing screen full screen for whatever device you are viewing this on!

Here is Jason Mraz – I’m Yours [Official Music Video].

This is a popular song, but I am just now seeing the music video! Without a doubt this is Kauai! There are some great shots and views of Kauai in this music video. Check it out, and sing a long if you know the song. Yep, I knew I always liked this tune!

August 10, 2014 by, Lindsey

I saw this in my newsfeed this morning, and knew I had to blog about it. I think it is so neat and something that we could all learn from! Here’s the specs on this upcoming event…

What It’s a free class on Hawaiian Medicinal Plants (La’au Lapa’au). Here is the link to the facebook site.

Who This class is hosted and taught by Gabriel Monaghan. (I wonder how long he has been doing this, and what credential backing he has to prove his research and everything. Well, I guess I’ll find out!)

Where It is this Wednesday night at the Hanalei Community Center (also referred to as Hale Halawai ‘Ohana ‘OHanalei). 55299 Kuhio Hwy C, Hanalei, Hawaii 96714 is the address.

When The free first class is this Wednesday, August 13th from 5pm to about 6:30pm. The post I saw says there are 12 classes for a fee, but this first introductory class is free and open to the public.

Why Why is this news worthy? I know there are medicinal healing abilities in plants. I am oh so curious to know more about the plants around us and how I can use them. At the very minimum, my curiosity has peaked and I want to know what kind of info this guy has to say.