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Hawaii Island Bird Festival returning in October
By Tovin Lapan / Hawaii / Travel Weekly / travelweekly.com / Mar 05, 2020
“The fifth installment of the Hawaii Island Festival of Birds...
Hello, trying to suss out if it would be better to move forward with the Transitions program or sell/give away my points at DRI Hawaii Collection. I'm looking to give away/sell my 9000 DRI hawaii collection points. DRI will Transition the contracts (4500x2) for $1,000 each = $2k (they have...
Can anyone with experience tell me what happens if a hurricane hits the resort you own weeks at? The realator I have been talking with said damage is covered by the resorts insurance, however I am wondering what happens, typically, with maintenance fees? Also, if the resort cannot be used due to...
Top golfers flock to Hawaii for winter
By Tovin Lapan / Hawaii Insight / Travel Weekly / travelweekly.com / December 27, 2019
“When the weather gets cold and stormy on the mainland, the PGA Tour turns to...
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to increase entrance fees
By Tovin Lapan / Hawaii / Travel Weekly / travelweekly.com / Dec 13, 2019
“Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, along with other U.S national...
Has anyone had luck in getting an exchange on the Big Island in Jan or Feb, on RCI?
I put up a week at my home resort Hotel Xcaret Mexico, for a week at a resort on the Big Island (Ongoing Search). Am I out of my mind or do I have a chance?
State asks public not to swim or snorkel in 7 new anchialine pools on Big Isle
By Nina Wu / Star Advertiser / staradvertiser.com / Nov. 15, 2019
Trails reopen as Hawaii Volcanoes National Park repairs continue
By Tovin Lapan / Hawaii / Travel Weekly / travelweekly.com / Nov 15, 2019
“Hawaii Volcanoes National Park staff reopened...
I have 300K RCI Points (clearly I'm not using this Timeshare enough) and my son is in his Senior Year of high school. Rather than some Spring Break party, I offered for the family to go to Hawaii, which he thought was awesome. So I created an ongoing search for either Maui or Oahu...
At Hilton Waikoloa Village, cultivating a homegrown aesthetic
By Tovin Lapan / Hawaii Insight / Travel Weekly / travelweekly.com / October 17, 2019
“Raymond Keenan, director of landscaping at...
We are looking for accommodation from November 8 to 15 or even until the 22 .
Can begin a day or two before or say or two after if it fits yours accommodation schedule
Any Hawaiian island is fine
Minimum one bedroom ,
We are a husband and wife .
we are presently in maui, have booking until Nov 8. We are looking to extend from Nov 9 up to two weeks, Very flexible on dates and any island works ,Even a 4 days , a week or 10 days is fine
We are two retired adults no pets, no children. Let us know what you have ,
October in Hawaii offers fun for Halloween fanatics of all ages
By Tovin Lapan / Hawaii / Travel Weekly / travelweekly.com / Sep 20, 2019
“Surf, sand and sun are year-round reasons to visit the Aloha State, but...
I currently have a HGVC RCI account and when I look at the available properties in Hawaii for the spring of 2021 there is only one property that shows. I have a 2br Southwind by Spinnaker property on HHI that I have not associated with RCI or II (my HGVC RCI does not allow adding non HGVC...
USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor to reopen Sunday after 15-month-closure
Associated Press / USA Today / usatoday.com / Aug. 29, 2019
“HONOLULU (AP) — The reopening of...
DW & I will be in Waikiki for 2 weeks starting on 9/8. We're staying at the Alohilani Resort. Looking for suggestions for both good places to eat and places to visit besides the big attractions like a luau,The Arizona, and the beach. We can't snorkel or do dinner cruises as DW gets motion sickness.
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Southwest to begin running $29 flights between Hawaiian islands in January
Associated Press / USA Today / Travel / Aug. 19, 2019
“HILO, Hawaii (AP) —...
Not sure whether to post here or the Hawaii forum - I'll try here first. We would like to go to Hawaii next summer for a week (probably late July) and are trying to figure out where to make reservations. There will be 4 of us - 2 college kids and 2 parents of college kids :). We love to do...
First time user, should have found this site BEFORE our visit to Maui.
We attended a DRI timeshare presentation earlier this week and ended up purchasing points in the system. For background we have two boys that are old enough to start travelling and we want to begin showing them the world...
Through the first six months of 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported flat average daily rate (ADR) and lower occupancy, which resulted in lower revenue per available room (RevPAR) compared to the first half of 2018. However, hotels in the Hawaiian Islands recorded the highest average RevPAR...
HGVC ROFR our MarBrisa last month but we still have our Platinum Bay Club EOYE. We didn’t Hiltonized it. Now I am 2nd guessing because I do like HGVC and concerned how The Borg will transform our Westin/Hyatt programs. So my question is how difficult is it to trade into HGVC Hawaii properties...
Sweetwater Kauai at Alii Kai
This exchanges through the registry collection.
2020 Annual Usage
Fixed Unit#12F 2 bed 2 bath, sleeps 6, Full Kitchen
Rotating Weeks 2020: December 19th, 2021: April 17th Saturday Check in, Rotating week changes each Year
$765.00 – Due Yearly October 1st