Aloha Friday Photo: Christmas Hibiscus

Posted: December 9th, 2016 | Comments Off

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Mahalo to Hawaii Island resident and amazing photographer, James Grenz for sharing this beautiful hibiscus photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. The bold red bloom against the green backdrop make this tropical flower look so Christmasy.

Happy Aloha Friday and Mele Kalikimaka!

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Hawaii vacation news & deals: December 7, 2016

Posted: December 7th, 2016 | Comments Off

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– Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. We can’t fully comprehend the tragedy and incredible bravery on that fateful morning of December 7, 1941. With much interest, we’ve been reading and watching the stories of the brave survivors who are returning for the 75th anniversary commemoration today. These are some of the stories of heroes that have caught our eye:

2016 Waikiki/Honolulu Christmas & New Year’s Eve

Posted: December 5th, 2016 | Comments Off

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We know many readers have been anxiously awaiting our annual lists of special events and dining for Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Waikiki. We’re pleased to announce that both pages are now fully updated! Use the following links to access the newly released pages:

We anticipate that we’ll be adding a few more options to each page throughout December, so be sure to...
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Aloha Friday Photo: A view of valor – Plus information on viewing events from the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day

Posted: December 2nd, 2016 | Comments Off

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Mahalo to Tom Sakiyama for sharing this excellent bird’s-eye view of the USS Arizona Memorial. Tom took this photo while taking a Seaplane Tour.

This December 7th marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and several special events are scheduled to commemorate the day. Note that some of the special Pearl Harbor Day events will have live, online viewing available. A couple of those to note are:

Haleakala National Park to begin reservation system for summit sunrise

Posted: November 29th, 2016 | Comments Off

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One of the top things to do on a Maui vacation is to watch the sunrise over a volcanic crater from 10,000 feet elevation. Apparently, this activity has become a little too popular with more people (and cars) visiting than available parking spaces. Per officials at Haleakala National Park,

The four summit parking lots serving sunrise viewing hold approximately 150 vehicles. Vehicles regularly exceed 300 per sunrise. When vehicles outnumber parking spaces, visitors park on road shoulders or in the up-bound...
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Weekend cyber deals for Hawaii travel & gifts

Posted: November 26th, 2016 | Comments Off

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We don’t normally post on Saturday, but with the big cyber weekend going on here in the US, we’ve found some special Hawaii-related deals that you might want to check out.

Hawaii Hotel Deals

  • Outrigger Resorts have a cyber sale on through Monday with promo code CYBER16 with a Maui condo deal for $97 per night, plus many other Hawaii hotel and condo deals. Check it out here.
  • Aston hotels and condos rates are 20% off on Cyber Monday only. See sample rates and...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Opeaka’a Falls, Kauai

Posted: November 25th, 2016 | Comments Off

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Mahalo to Joan Buhs for sharing this pretty Opeakaa waterfall photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. This waterfall is on the east side of Kauai in the Wailua River Valley. Opeakaa Falls easy to see as there’s no hike necessary to view this lacy waterfall that Joan described as “magical.”

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii vacation news: November 21, 2016

Posted: November 21st, 2016 | Comments Off

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* There’s a new hotel coming to Waikiki Beach — Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach. They’re accepting reservations starting January 1, 2017.

* Maui Ocean Center launched a new webcam that looks out onto a couple exhibits and to Ma’alaea Harbor.

* The archery and sporting clay center on Lanai reopened.

* National Geographic Traveler magazine noted Kauai for its amazing nature as they recognized this Hawaiian Island as one of the best trips for...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Waikiki Serenitiy

Posted: November 18th, 2016 | Comments Off

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Mahalo to Helen Loutas for sharing this beautiful photo from Waikiki with us for Aloha Friday Photos. As Helen shared this photo she said, “Ahhhh, the serenity.” Though Waikiki Beach is known for being a bit more energetic that most Hawaiian beaches, it’s not difficult to find peaceful scenes like this one that Helen captured.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Photos, video and review of the Villas at Poipu Kai, Kauai

Posted: November 15th, 2016 | Comments Off

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On our recent trip to Kauai, we enjoyed a four-night stay at the Villas at Poipu Kai within the Poipu Beach Resort on the south side of Kauai. As you can see from this Google Map, the resort is a short five-ish minute walk to the beach.

With architecture that honors the former sugar cane plantation days the Villas at Poipu Kai offer a great sense of place. These villas are beautifully appointed inside with Tommy Bahama-style decor,...
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