Carnival of Travelers

2011 Chinese New Year parade in Downtown Honolulu

Welcome to the 35th Chapter of the Carnival of Aloha! We’re running late, as usual,  but we get to share some cool imprints left on our visitors.  The best part?  We get to start with some yummy food to kick start our Carnival and kick up our strength!

Malia Yoshioka tells us about Dining on Maui: Local Favorites that she posted over at WhyGo Hawaii, saying, “I was born and raised on Maui and grew up loving the little mom and pop restaurants serving local favorites like dry mein, guri guri, and stick donuts. Here are the 5 places you’ll definitely find me when I return home to the Valley Isle.”  Okay, so Malia’s not exactly a stereotypical visitor.  She’s more like a homing pigeon!

We talk about the warmth of the islands and Ilana is helping us stay warm with a fun after-meal cocktail!

Ilana Eck (aka the Hip Hostess) shares the Hawaiian Lava Flow (cocktail) posted at The Hip Hostess, saying, “Hope you will include this recipe that was inspired by a trip to Hawaii.”

While on the subject of travel and warmth, and while we have many visitors that we call snowbirds, and even homing pigeons, we have a definite magnet attraction for some.  My favorite magnet pulls my butterfly, Sheila, back to us again and again.

Sheila presents an Aloha Friday Photo: Leaping Legends Editions posted at Hawaii Vacation Blog –, where she shares, “We have an ongoing series of Aloha Friday Photos that feature reader’s Hawaii vacation photos. For the carnival, I’m sharing just one of the many great photos we’ve featured. This one was sent to me from wonderful readers who live in Italy.”

All the way from Italy!  We’re on a travel roll with this chapter of our Carnival and we can’t possibly talk about island hopping or mainland travel either for that matter, without talking about our own mascot, Leilani, at Hawaiian Airlines.

CreditCardGuru presents Hawaiian Airlines Credit Card Review: The Pros & Cons posted at credit card forum [the blog], saying, “My 2011 review of the Hawaiian Airlines credit card!”

We can share more of the reasons why we have homing pigeons!
Hawaii Beaches shares just A Few Of The Top Attractions On The Big Island posted at Hawaii Beaches.

Pua then follows Hawaii Beaches with some of the beaches on the Big Island!

Pua presents Best Big Island Beaches Youtube Videos posted at Best Hawaii Vacation with Hawaii Vacation Blog, saying, “What is your ‘Best Big Island beach?’ We love to hear from Hawaii visitors and residents.”

Travel costs money.  Earning money means taxes.  So, on a more practical note,

OahuRealEstateOnline tells us about sending love letters to the IRS when they talk about Love and Taxes!  They are providing us with “Real Estate News you can use!”

That concludes this chapter, so don’t forget to submit your blog articles to the next chapter of the Carnival of Aloha using our carnival submission form.   The guidelines can be found here.  Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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  • 1 Pua // Feb 11, 2011 at 5:14 am

    Aloha Evelyn,
    Much mahalo again for putting this Aloha Carnival together, with love and dedication. Each carnival is a fun-read for our Hawaii visitors and residents alike. I even came across some Hawaii blogs I had not found before. Nice to welcome more Hawaii bloggers to our ‘ohana’.

  • 2 Evelyn // Feb 11, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Hey Pua! You’re right, it’s always wonderful to welcome more bloggers to our fun!

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