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Monday, April 27, 2009

Twitter about Hawaii Join Us

Dear Best Hawaii Vacation Blog visitors,
Yes, Twitter mania has reached us too. Who wants to miss out on its benefits? After decent reserach I noticed it's a great way to receive daily updates on Hawaii and share the valuable ones with you, our blog visitors interested in their best Hawaii vacation deals. The start is made. Within a short time of two days we got 27 followers, mainly from Hawaii related businesses like Hawaiian Airlines, which promise daily tweets about air line specials.

Admittedly, I don't intend with my Twitter account to compete with Ashton Kutcher and his record of over a million followers. To be honest I really don't see any sense in joining Britney Spears or Ashton Kutcher on Twitter like other blog visitors who proudly report when they receive their follow notice from Britney Spears or Ashton Kutcher. Guys, get down to earth again. Being followed by Ashton Kutcher on Twitter is not like winning the lottery neither is to twitter like Ashton Kutcher. Ashton probably pays somebody to do the twitter business for him anyways. Oh well that's the big difference of us to the celebrities.

Bottom line of this 'Twitter about Hawaii Join Us' post is that I'd like to invite anybody who has great Hawaii vacation and travel info to share with Best Hawaii Vacation blog to join me on twitter. I myself will not go overboard with tweets but you will find my daily Hawaii tweet on my side bar under the 'Follow me on Twitter' invitation. So, let's twitter! Aloha, Pua Hawaii Vacation

Join my Hawaii Twitter Ohana
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Sunday, April 26, 2009

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

{ Spring Cleaning }

Take advantage of fantastic prices on all of our Spring Merchandise! 40% off right now for a limited time and while supplies last!
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Hawaii Stretch DVD Preview

E Komo Mai - Welcome - to Best Hawaii Vacation,
More good news for the Hawaii health nuts among you who want to check out Keoki's new Stretch DVD 'Easy Stretch - Body Mind Relaxation' before buying it as your unique Hawaiian gift. The Hawaii Stretch DVD can now be previewed in a youtube video. You may also find more information on the Easy Stretch DVD on our site Hawaii Stretch Video.

If you like what you see on the Stretch DVD preview, there is a Buy NOW button on our website and also one right here at 'Best Hawaii Vacation Blog' in the top of the sidebar under the picture 'Relax with Keoki', where you can buy the DVD for our special 'Economy Slowdown' price of $18.50 + Free Shipping.

Stretch in Hawaii with Keoki NOW. Relax to the sound of gentle ocean waves LATER after you bought the DVD. Have fun with Keoki in Hawaii. Let us know what you think about our Hawaii Stretch DVD youtube video clip. Mahalo and aloha, Pua & Stretchguy Keoki

Friday, April 17, 2009

Are you looking for a Hawaiian Gift?

Not just any Hawaiian gift. A special Hawaiian gift better than Kona Coffee, chocolate covered macadamia nuts or a fancy T-shirt from Crazy shirt? OK , no need to look any further. We have this unique Hawaii gift for you, your family and friends, young and old!

We were excited to see that our recent post about 'Hawaii Vacation Deals April' found a lot of attention by our Best Hawaii vacation blog readers, Hawaii vacation rental owners and Hawaii visitors alike. Wouldn't it be wonderful to get the same huge response with this post about a gift of Aloha from Hawaii?

Before we share our Hawaiian gift idea with you, we want to let you know that we the editors of Best Hawaii Vacation blog don't claim to be 'unbiased' with our Hawaii vacation tips because we don't believe that there is such a thing like giving unbiased Hawaii vacation recommendation. When I see hotel specials advertised through code on certain Hawaii vacation blogs, then I know the blog owners get paid for it. Nothing wrong with that. That's totally legitimate but definitely not unbiased as claimed!

New Hawaii Stretch DVDBottom line: we are all biased to some degree when we blog about our favorite Hawaii places to visit, things to do in Hawaii or gifts to buy. well, here it is, my not so unbiased gift idea about a wonderful vacation gift from Hawaii. It's Keoki's new 'Hawaii Easy Stretch DVD - Body Mind Relaxation'! Keoki has been teaching his Easy Stretch routine in Hawaii for many years - is still teaching it today - and has been selling the Easy Stretch video at Hawaii Gift Shops, Health Food Stores and our Hawaii websites.

Now, for his 70th birthday his NEW 'Easy Stretch - Body Mind Relaxation DVD' is here. We, and the stretchers of his Easy Stretch class, love the new design and DVD format, which allows stretchers with the help of the menu to choose from DVD Menu options: Introduction, Stretching and/or Guided Relaxation to the sound of gentle Hawaii ocean waves.

In our hectic lives these days and the additional stress of the economic slowdown, don't we all want to be in Hawaii, relax our body and mind and feel our best? OK then, Keoki 'beam me up to Hawaii' with Easy Stretch DVD, the unique Hawaiian gift - better and cheaper than Kona coffee at $18.50 a DVD (free shipping) - which keeps you in touch with Hawaii and your body.

Keoki on his 70th Birthday
Stay in your best shape ever and 'rock' like Keoki who just turned 70. We love to hear from you with your comments about Hawaii Easy Stretch DVD as a gift for yourself, your friends or family. Happy Stretching with Keoki's Hawaii Stretch DVD. Aloha, Pua Hawaii Vacations
Here is how you can buy Keoki's Hawaii Easy Stretch DVD NOW with your credit card through PayPal secure server. We will mail you the Stretch Video as soon as we receive your purchase order.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

More Picture from Bruges, Belgium

enjoy the beauty of brugges in belgium pictures

The History of Bruges in Belgium

Bruges (Brugge) was founded in the 9th century by Vikings who settled here at the end of the little river 'de Reie'. The name Bruges is probably derived from the old-Scandinavian word 'Brygga', which means 'harbor, or mooring place'. Because of the proximity of the North Sea, the settlement very quickly became an important international harbor. A sea-arm, called the Zwin, connected Bruges with the North Sea. The young settlement acquired city rights as early as the 12th century. At that time a first protective wall was built around Bruges. Soon, however, the Zwin started to silt up. This would have caused major problems for the city, were it not that Bruges adapted itself to this situation by creating outports in Damme and in Sluis. Moreover, transport of goods over land became more and more usual. In the 14th century Bruges became the starting point of a commercial transport road to the Rhineland (over Brussels and Leuven, cities in Brabant which also started to flourish because of this trade).

The Bruges bear in the Porters Lodge.Already in the 13th century Bruges was an important international trading center. Traders from all over the then known world came to the city to sell their products to each other and to buy Flemish cloth, a internationally acclaimed textile product, produced in different Flemish cities (e.g. Gent). In the early 14th century Bruges was the scene of political unrest between the citizens and the count of Flanders. Because of this unrest the French king tried to annex the county of Flanders, but the population managed to kick out the French garisson on May the 18th 1302. Later the Flemish army beat the French army in the 'Battle of the Golden Spurs' on July the 11th in the Flemish city of Kortrijk.

In the 14th century Bruges turned also into an international financial and trading center. It became the wharehouse of the North-European Hanza cities. Several countries had their own representation in Bruges: the Italians, the Germans, the Scottish, the Spanish made the city into a true European center where different languages could be heard and where the most exotic products could be found.

The decline of Bruges' wealth started in the 15th century : the unstoppable silting up of the Zwin, the competition with the bigger harbor of Antwerp and the crisis in the cloth industry resulted in less commercial activity. The crisis, however, was not immediately noticable. Bruges continued to construct splendid late-gothic buildings and churches, and the Flemish painting school (with e.g. the brothers Van Eyck and Hans Memling ) started to flourish as never before.

By the end of the 16th century the former glory was only a memory and Bruges slipped into a wintersleep that took several centuries. New textile industries were introduced in the 19th century, but to no avail. In the middle of the 1800's Brugge was the poorest city in Belgium. The 20th century, however, brought new life. The city was discovered by the international tourism and the medieval heritage turned out to be a new source of wealth for the 'Venice of the North'. Economically and industrially another important evolution took place. The new harbor of Zeebrugge (Seabruges-at 10 miles outside of the city, at the Belgian coast) brought new developments and new industries to the region.
article source : http://www.trabel.com/brugge/bruges-history.htm

Hawaii Vacation Rental Deals April

What's a better way to follow-up on our recent post 'What's Hawaii like in April?' than introducing April Hawaii vacation deals to our Best Hawaii Vacation blog visitors. Let's start with an email vacation promotion which we received last week from the Hawaii Prince hotels, which sounded initially extremely good: 2 for 1 Room Promotion for Hawaii Prince Hotels! However, when I had a closer look at this 'Hawaii Family Summer Promotion Deal', I noticed the highly inflated room rates from last year.

Mauna Kea Beach view from Mauna Kea Beach hotel. Entire Mauna Kea Beach is public beach. Beach access is available with free beach pass.
If I did not know better about the room rates of Hapuna Beach Prince hotel and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, I might think 2 rooms for the price of 1 should attract many visitors. However, let's have a closer look at this Hawaii vacation deal from the Prince hotels: "Book the 1st room at published rates listed below and the 2nd room is FREE! Choose from select locations on Oahu, Maui and Big Island. Valid through 9/30/09."

Here are the published room rates:

Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki - rates start at $330
Maui Prince Hotel - rates start at $425
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel - rates start at $415
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel - rates start at $700

Hapuna Beach view from Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Entire Hapuna Beach is accessible through Hapuna Beach State Park with lots of parking available.
I don't know about the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and the Maui Prince, but I can definitely speak for Hapuna Beach Hotel and Mauna Kea Beach hotel that the rates listed are nearly double the room rates from the past. We reported that the Mauna Kea room rates had skyrocketed after it reopened in December 2008. Anybody would expect that with the economy slowdown and Hawaii Tourism trying to attract visitors to Hawaii, Hapuna Beach Hotel would offer special room rates instead of raising those considerably and then offer 2 rooms for 1. So where is the promised Hawaii vacation deal?

Anybody familiar with Hawaii travel knows that Spring and Summer Hawaii visitors have been the average or even budget traveler. As the middle class is the same affected by the economy slowdown as everybody else, I have my serious doubts that this Hawaii Prince Vacaction promotion will sell additional rooms. And remember before committing to booking your Hawaii hotel, make sure that the quoted rate is really what you have to pay at check-out and no surprise resort fees will be added.

What's your alternative to higher Hawaii hotel room rates and resort fees for a Hawaii vacation deal in April? Best way to go these days are fully equipped Hawaii vacation rentals, homes and condos. Maui condo in Kihei are well-known among Maui visitors for their beach locations top amenities and affordability. Same applies to Kauai condos in Kapaau. We loved our walk to the beach, daily tennis and pool. Most of the Big Island condos are very fancy resort condos on the Kohala Coast, which are renting for the same high room rates as the 4- and 5- star hotel.

However, there are great fully equipped Hawaii vacation rentals and homes available, short 10-min. drives to the white sand beaches of Hapuna Beach and Mauna Kea beach, with affordable low rates for April and May. Kohala Coast home owners are happy to offer you special rates for April and May 2009. You can cook at your own kitchen, have a Maitai on your lanai, enjoy all the goodies of a local farmers market, go online through free Wifi connection, make use of boogie boards and snorkel for free and so much more. Hawaii vacation rental owners share their aloha with you! A hui hou. Pua Hawaii Vacations

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Beautiful City of Bath in England, Another Pictures

Bath is a city in the ceremonial county of Somerset in the south west of England. It is situated 97 miles (156 km) west of London and 13 miles (21 km) south-east of Bristol. The population of the city is about 80,000. It was granted city status by Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth I in 1590,[2] and was made a county borough in 1889 which gave it administrative independence from its county, Somerset. The city became part of Avon when that county was created in 1974. Since 1996, when Avon was abolished, Bath has been the principal centre of the unitary authority of Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES).

The city was founded, among surrounding hills, in the valley of the River Avon around naturally occurring hot springs (the only ones in the United Kingdom, using the common definition of a spring with water above average human body temperature) where the Romans built baths and a temple, giving it the name Aquae Sulis. Edgar was crowned king of England at Bath Abbey in 973. Much later, it became popular as a spa resort during the Georgian era, which led to a major expansion that left a heritage of exemplary Georgian architecture crafted from Bath Stone.

As City of Bath the city became a World Heritage Site in 1987. The city has a variety of theatres, museums, and other cultural and sporting venues, which have helped to make it a major centre for tourism, with over one million staying visitors and 3.8 million day visitors to the city each year. The city has two universities and several schools and colleges. There is a large service sector and growing information and communication technologies and creative industries, providing employment for the population of Bath and the surrounding area.
Source : Wikipedia

Enjoy The Beauty of Bath, England

The City of Bath England. A World Heritage City, visited by thousands of people from all over the world. On this site you will find a comprehensive listing with information on almost every aspect of visiting and living in Bath. Experience the richness and diversity that our City has to offer, from your-virtual window on the world.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Beauty Amalfi in Italy

Amalfi is a town and commune in the province of Salerno, in the region of Campania, Italy, on the Gulf of Salerno, 24 miles (39 km) southeast of Naples. It lies at the mouth of a deep ravine, at the foot of Monte Cerreto (1,315 meters, 4,314 feet), surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery. The town of Amalfi was the capital of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, an important trading power in the Mediterranean between 839 and around 1200.

In the 1920s and 1930s, Amalfi was a popular holiday destination for the British upper class and aristocracy.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

{ Free Tickets and New Products }

Free Tickets for the 'What a Woman Wants Show"

April 17-18 2009
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
9575 South State StreetSandy, Utah

We would love to give you free tickets for you and your family and friends to come and enjoy the show. Lot's of shopping demonstrations, classes and tips! If you've never been you'll want to come for sure. A perfect girl's day out! Don't forget to stop by and say hello!
Contact us for tickets:
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Hopping into Spring on Canvas

3 Pane Mirror with Wreath

Beadboard "door" with knob hooks and wreath

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Monday, April 6, 2009

{ Easter SALE! }

Easter Sale now underway! Buy your Easter decor now for 30% off!

Salzburg, Enjoy The Beauty Austria

Traces of human settlements have been found in the area, dating to the Neolithic Age. The first settlements at Salzburg were apparently begun by the Celts. Around 15 BC the separate settlements were merged into one city by the Romans. At this time the city was called Juvavum and was awarded the status of a Roman municipium in 45 AD. Juvavum developed into an important town of the Roman province of Noricum. Juvavum declined sharply after the collapse of the Norican frontier, such that by the late 7th century it had become a "near ruin".

The Life of Saint Rupert credits the saint with the city's rebirth. When Theodo of Bavaria asked Rupert to become bishop c. 700, Rupert reconnoitered the river for the site of his basilica. Rupert chose Juvavum, ordained priests, and annexed the manor Piding. Rupert named the city "Salzburg", and then left to evangelize among the pagans.

The name Salzburg literally means "Salt Castle", and derives its name from the barges carrying salt on the Salzach river, which were subject to a toll in the 8th century, as was customary for many communities and cities on European rivers.

The Festung Hohensalzburg, the city's fortress, was built in 1077 and expanded during the following centuries.

Independence from Bavaria was secured in the late 14th century. Salzburg was the seat of the Archbishopric of Salzburg, a prince-bishopric of the Holy Roman Empire. Visit to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salzburg if yours need read full this article.
source wikipedia

Beautiful Place in Bannf Canada Pictures

this pictures is a Banff National park in canada. every one can refreshing in this place be happy

About Banff National Park : The Best Place in Canada

Banff National Park is set in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. It attracts roughly 4 million visitors each year. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The largest community within Banff National Park is the Town of Banff. We are a unique destination, and we take pride in accommodating visitors and providing tourism services, without losing the charm of a small mountain community.

The Town of Banff is in the province of Alberta in the southwestern corner of Banff National Park, and west of Calgary.

The townsite is about 90 minutes from Calgary via the Trans Canada Highway, and less than two hours from Calgary International Airport. The Hamlet of Lake Louise is 50 minutes further west, also within Banff National Park.

Because the Town of Banff is less than 4 km square in size and surrounded by mountain parkland and wilderness, the community really does share its space with the wildlife. Some say that a local on their way to work is as likely to see a deer as a neighborhood dog. Elk, sheep and bear sightings are not uncommon near this town filled with trees, parks and trails.

Our town also abounds with opportunities to experience... everything: from the most rugged of outdoor activities to world-class arts and culture displays (see our Activities & Events section to learn more.)

The Town of Banff plays an important and leading role in today's environmentally-concerned society.

Banff is one of only two incorporated municipalities in a Canadian national park. In keeping with this special role, we make great efforts to foster appreciation and respect for nature and mountain culture; and to meet the responsibilities of being a national park community. The Banff National Park Management Plan is a guiding document for the Town of Banff.