Chapter 7: Everything from Insects to Politics


Carnival heartWelcome to Chapter 7 of the Carnival of Aloha!

I couldn’t help but get a kick out of the post that is our lead-in to the Carnival this month.

j blu presents Trouble in Paradise: Kill Da Cockroaches! posted at Local Kine Hawaii. There’s nothing much more I can say to that. They do make for some great stories that we can laugh at… after it’s over… certainly not during a roach experience!

These scavengers always enjoy a luau… probably more than a carnival! They do like to invite themselves. Having them arrive uninvited is certainly not a very good way to impress visitors!

Leslie Carbone was fortunate enough to enjoy a Royal Luau while visiting the islands. She posted the story at her Leslie Carbone blog with a short note saying simply, “Mahalo!” Whew! It sounds like Leslie got away without having to share her experience with any party-crashing vermin.

A royal luau sounds like something we have for weddings — these are just one of the romantic things that happen in Hawaii on a fairly regular basis. But, there’s so much more!

Sheila tells us all about it as she presents the Top 7 Reasons Why Hawaii is Romantic posted at Hawaii Vacation Blog – Sheila explains that, “In this post, I list my top reasons why people come to Hawaii to celebrate their love. I love Hawaii and this post is my way of sending a Valentine’s card to Hawaii. :-)”

I’m a sap for romance so I’m all in on sharing the love! While Sheila wants Hawaii to be her valentine, Neenz shares a different kind of love with us.

L.P. NEENZ FALEAFINE shares the love of Auntie Genoa Keawe posted at From the Mind of NEENZ. We are given “a remembrance of one of Auntie Genoa Keawe’s last public performances.” Neenz says, “I will cherish my brief conversation with her that evening, but most importantly I am proud to have had the opportunity to introduce her to my children.”

Emotions run deep in Hawaii and our bloggers are never at a loss for words when it’s time to share things that elicit these emotions. Now that we’ve got you all mushy and you’ve decided that you’ve absolutely got to come and visit, how about a little more travel advice?

Jeff over at the Beat of Hawaii asks, “Should I Buy Travel Insurance to Protect My Hawaii Vacation?” He posts a possible answer to that question and he has helpful information on what to consider. Jeff also has “an on-line tutorial to show how easy it is to buy trip insurance on your own.”

Before we close, we’ll pull in the opposite end of the spectrum for this Carnival and check on the political impact of daring to ask Hawaii for its opinion…

Evelyn here at Homespun Honolulu, your Carnival host, couldn’t help but include a post about the Hawaii Democratic caucus. Here we get to see just what happens when Hawaii’s Votes Actually Matter! That was quite a night!

yellow hibiscusWe’re done for now but we’re looking forward to what everybody sends us next! Submit your blog article to the next chapter of the Carnival of Aloha by using our carnival submission form.

Be sure to read the Guidelines for the Carnival and then tell us your stories! Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for March 3rd // Mar 3, 2008 at 5:49 am

    […] seventh Carnival of Aloha is alive and kicking at Homespun Honolulu.  This month’s edition covers everything from […]

  • 2 Sheila // Mar 3, 2008 at 5:52 am

    Very eclectic mix this time around! Thanks, Evelyn, for being our Aloha hostess with the mostest! 🙂

  • 3 Evelyn // Mar 3, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Hi Sheila! You’re right, it is a very interesting array of topics… in spite of the fact that the Carnival is actually smaller than usual. Well, it feels that way anyway. It’s just nice to focus in on what people are thinking and where their minds are. 🙂

  • 4 Auntie Pupule // Mar 3, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    I apologize. I love to participate in Carnival. I keep forgetting to submit my entry. 🙁 I won’t next month.

  • 5 Auntie Pupule // Mar 3, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    I meant to say “I WILL SUBMIT!!!” 🙂


  • 6 Insects to Politics Hawaii Style // Mar 3, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    […] of Hawaii invites you to the 7th Carnival of Aloha from Homespun Honolulu. Jeff’s post on travel insurance is […]

  • 7 Leslie Carbone // Mar 4, 2008 at 12:52 am


  • 8 Rob // Mar 4, 2008 at 7:13 am

    Thanks for another great offering of Hawaii posts. We’re looking forward to reading them today.


    Rob and Jeff

  • 9 Evelyn // Mar 4, 2008 at 7:15 am

    Auntie Pupule, I know that you’ve been a very busy lady. We know you’re there helping our community on a different level. I am very happy and proud to let people know that! I’ll just nag you next time! 🙂

  • 10 Evelyn // Mar 4, 2008 at 7:16 am

    Thank you, Leslie, for finding the Carnival and for sharing your visit! Tell your friends who come to visit to bring their cameras and be prepared to share with us when they get home! 🙂

  • 11 Evelyn // Mar 4, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Hey you guys! Thanks for sending in the post about travel insurance! I never thought about that and I think a lot of travelers may, if nothing else, at least want to think about it.

  • 12 Spirit of Aloha Online | Local Kine: True Pictures of Hawaii // Mar 23, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    […] can view the most recently published edition entitled Everything from Insects to Politics, and if you have a blog post you wish to submit you may do so using the link to the submission form […]

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