Hi There!

For those of you who have not heard from me lately. I am still full time in the travel industry and going strong. This is the start of a destination themed monthly newsletter, so I hope you get some enjoyment out of my first issue which features the beautiful Hawaiian Islands!
I truly love visiting the islands of Hawaii! Each island has it’s own special character.
I am an Oahu Master Specialist and a Hawaiian Islands Specialist!
The Hawaiian chain of islands actually consists of 132 islands! But of course 6 of them are the most traveled to, and the majority of the rest are uninhabited. 
In this newsletter, I’d just like to share a few Hawaii tidbits with you….
Do you think it’s ONLY beaches? Click here for stories of the islands!
Mahalo for now!
Kina Palmer

Hawaiian Language 101

Hawaii’s two official languages are Hawaiian and English. The melodious Hawaiian language is a Polynesian dialect and only has 13 letters. Vowel sounds are generally pronounced as follows:

A-  ah, as in “saw”

E –  ay, as in “say”

I  -ee, as in “see”

O-  oh, as in “so”

U- oo, as in “soon

A few words you should know: 

Aloha: A greeting with love, Hello, Good-bye and more

Hula: traditional Hawaiian dance

Mahalo: Thank you

Lei: A flower garland given for an occasion

Wahine: Woman

Kane: Man

Keiki: Child

‘Ohana: Family

‘Ono: delicious

Pau: Finished

Weather & Time 

Anytime of year is a good time to visit Hawaii. Summer, between April and November, is warmer and drier (average temperature is 75˚-88˚ F) while winter, between December and March, is a bit cooler (68˚-80˚ F). Trade winds keep things comfortable year-round. www.weather.gov/hawaii

The ocean temperature is 71-81˚F year round.

Hawaii follows Hawaii Standard Time (GMT-10 hours), which is 5 hours behind Eastern Standard Time and 2 hours behind Pacific Standard Time. Hawaii does not observe Daylight Savings Time so add one extra hour to the time difference during this period (March through November).

A Simple Hawaiian Recipe!



     2 cups    flour

     2 tsp.    baking soda

     1 tsp.    salt

     1 cup     sugar

     1 tsp.    cinnamon

     1/2 cup   raisins

     3/4 cup   vegetable oil

     3         eggs

     2         chopped ripe mangos

     1 tsp.    vanilla extract


Mix all ingredients well. Pour into greased pan. Bake at 325 degrees F. for one hour. Cool for 20 minutes.

Travel Humor

Love Music? Here are some events you may want to check out!

BayFest Hawaii – (July 15-17, 2011)

Roy Sakuma Ukulele Festival Hawaii – (July 17, 2011)

Aloha Festivals – (Sept. 17 & 24, 2011)

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