Aloha Friday Photo: Duke Kahanamoku Statue on Waikiki Beach

Posted: September 21st, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Toni McIntire from Tampa, Florida for sharing this nice photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Toni’s photo features the Duke Kahanamoku statue, which is one of those must-see sights of Waikiki Beach.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Everything you need to know to get to and travel in Hawaii

Posted: September 18th, 2018 | Comments Off

 

When planning a trip to Hawaii, some of the first questions relate to how to get to the islands and then how to get around once you’re there. Chance are, we’ve written an article to help you understand every step of the way to get there and move around with ease.

In this article, we organize the Hawaii transportation decision/planning points with links to our articles which will provide in-depth details.

How’s the best and cheapest way to get to Hawaii?

One of the first questions...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Beautiful “Grand Canyon” on the island of Kauai

Posted: September 14th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Susan Asher for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo. Her photo was taken at Kauai’s Waimea Canyon, which is also called the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Though not as large as the true Grand Canyon on the US mainland, it’s just as beautiful and a must-see for any Kauai itinerary.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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FAQs about hurricanes in Hawaii

Posted: September 11th, 2018 | Comments Off

GOES West Satellite Imagery of Tropical Storm Olivia

Historically speaking, hurricanes are unusual events in Hawaii — especially when compared to land masses near the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. That being said, this 2018 hurricane season has been slightly active. One hurricane, Lane, skirted around Hawaii and Tropical Storm Olivia is moving in the direction of the Hawaiian Islands as I write this article.

So, what should you know about hurricanes in Hawaii? Let’s...
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Aloha Friday Photo: “Across from Buzz’s”

Posted: September 7th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Jeannine Geraets for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo with us. Jeannine tells us that she captured this beautiful snap across from Buzz’s Steakhouse in Kailua on Oahu.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii vacation deals & news: September 5, 2018

Posted: September 5th, 2018 | Comments Off

– We’re happy to report that Hawaii Volcanoes National Park plans to reopen! After experiencing hundreds of earthquakes and other risks, the area around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has settled for the moment. Officials announced a goal of reopening some of the closed areas by September 22. You can follow the recovery efforts at this link. From this collection of photos, you can get an idea of the damages/changes to the park.

– Other than some localized flooding,...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Colorful Waikiki Beach Scene

Posted: August 31st, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Sandra Lankowski for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo with us. She took this photo while visiting Oahu in September of last year. It appears that Sandra enjoyed a picture perfect day with bright blue skies and ocean colors along with the red and yellow umbrellas dotted on the sand.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii cultural festivals & special events: September – December 2018

Posted: August 29th, 2018 | Comments Off

With fall airfare to Hawaii being on sale, it’s the perfect time to plan to a getaway and perhaps experience one of the Aloha State’s cultural festivals. We’ll list what’s in store for the months of September, October, November and December. We’ve organized this list of top events in chronological order by date. The islands will be noted as well as any available links for further information. Note that some festivals have scattered dates and/or have various events over several days.

A note about...
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Hurricane Lane in Hawaii

Posted: August 24th, 2018 | Comments Off

Normally on Fridays we post a happy Hawaii vacation photo from a reader. In light of the hurricane that’s passing near Hawaii, we felt that posting our usual Aloha Friday Photo would be insensitive to the residents of Hawaii.

Thankfully, the eye of the hurricane did not hit the islands, however the outer bands have brought dangerous winds and rain.

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Take me there Tuesday: Pipiwai Trail, Maui

Posted: August 21st, 2018 | Comments Off

Waimoku Falls

Driving Maui’s delightful road to Hana (and beyond) can be an action packed day. With so much to see and do, it’s challenging to budget your time, but if you are up for a hike, the Pipiwai Trail is one that’s worth your time. (Allow between 2 to 2.5 hours to complete this 4-mile hike.)

The trail goes past banyan...
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