Paint a Picture-Perfect Vacation in Honolulu

Posted April 21, 2010 by Jaclyn Liechti

Honolulu Honolulu is the gateway to the island state of Hawaii, and the capital city has entranced visitors for generations. Once home to Hawaiian royalty, Honolulu evidences the rich heritage of the Hawaiian people all around town. Pearl Harbor and Waikiki Beach are famous draws for history buffs and honeymooners, but it’s also possible to find off-the-beaten-path attractions that won’t drain your wallet.


Art on the Zoo Fence: If you’re wishing you could take a little piece of Hawaii home with you, drop by the Art on the Zoo Fence. For more than 50 years, local artists have been displaying their works on Saturdays and Sundays. The non-profit group sets up shop on the east wall of the Honolulu Zoo, across from the bandstand at Kapiolani Park. While there, you can admire the paintings and photos, speak with the artists who created them, and even take home a one-of-a-kind reminder of Honolulu.

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(Photo: Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau)

End of Aloha and ATA Cause Record Hawaiian Searches

Posted June 6, 2008 by Kerry Sainato

We’re data geeks here at BookingBuddy. Pm7235a_spam_asap_page

No. Really.  We rank ourselves in order of Excel wizardry.

So, when I needed to report on popular routes for the year, I saw a strange anomaly: Searches for flights between Los Angeles and Honolulu doubled from March to April. In fact, LAX to HNL was our number-one-searched route for April and beat January, February, and March’s top-ranked route (Detroit to Las Vegas) by 18 percent!

Of course, being an analysis nerd, I thought, “Look at that variance! Something must be wrong with that number!” But then my brain kicked in to gear. I remembered that April saw the end of ATA and Aloha Airlines; both carriers specializing in flights from the West Coast to Hawaii. I guess people were frantically looking for other ways to get to the Big Island and eat their weights in Spam.

Now, if I could just figure out why so many people from the Motor City (DTW) want to visit Sin City (LAS) every month, I’d feel like a real sleuth.

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