How to Travel to Hawaii Cheaply with the New Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard

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Great news! Hawaiian Airlines, with MasterCard, Barclaycard US and Bank of Hawaii, recently announced the official launch of their new Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard, and I attended their press conference in Honolulu to learn all about this exciting card. In short, this credit card is a great option for those who have always dreamed […]

What You Need to Know: Lihue Airport in Kauai

Welcome to Kauai

I was recently on the Garden Island of Kauai while I was taking the SPG American Express Holiday Challenge. My wife and I learned some valuable tips that anyone who is traveling there should probably know. So if you’ll be traveling through Kauai’s Lihue Airport (LIH) anytime soon, I hope these tips come in handy! […]

Why I Will Never Eat at Wake Up Cafe in Hanalei on the Island of Kauai, Hawaii


We spent the first two nights on Kauai as part of Starwood’s Holiday Challenge (here’s my story). We had a fantastic time except the part where we wasted 40 minutes of our lives at the Wake Up Café—the hostess was so rude we walked out and she compelled me to write a negative review of […]

A Big Congrats to the Winner of 60,000 Starpoints!

Johnny in Kauai, January 2010

Last week we ran our biggest contest yet: 60,000 Starpoints to one lucky winner. With over 400 entries, this was also one of our most-entered giveaways. So congratulations to Marie B. who was randomly chosen as out winner. She told us that she wants to visit St. Regis Princeville on Kauai. There may be no […]