Cheap flights to Hawaii? Don’t book until you read these 6 tips!

Posted: February 21st, 2018 | Comments Off

Maui from the air.

As we’ve already established, flights to Hawaii are rather long. So, if you’re going to be cooped up in a plane for several hours, you should spend some time making a good flight selection. We outline the important points to consider as you’re choosing a flight to Hawaii.

Is the cheapest flight to Hawaii the best option? Are you flying longer to Hawaii than is necessary? Are you going...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Viewing Diamond Head from Tantalus Drive

Posted: February 16th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to David from Wendell, North Carolina for sharing this excellent view of Honolulu and Diamond Head with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what he shared about this photo:

My wife and I took my Mother back to Oahu in May.  My Father was stationed there in 1959 right after they were married.  We were on the move every day and saw a lot of sights including the house where they lived.  Information from your page was used...
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Take me there Tuesday: Hamoa Beach, Maui

Posted: February 13th, 2018 | Comments Off


In a previous “Take me there Tuesday” we featured the black sand beach of Waianapanapa off the road to Hana. Today’s featured beach is further down this picturesque drive to Hamoa Beach and, oh, it is a stunner!

Hamoa Beach is located just past (south) the town on Hana off the short but very scenic Haneoo Road. This crescent-shaped beach is hugged by lava rock cliffs and lush, green tropical trees and shrubs.

There are a...
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Aloha Friday Photo: A treasured lei

Posted: February 9th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Joanne McCrery of Parkesburg, Pennsylvania for sharing this lovely memory and photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what she tells us,

This is the lei I made on my cruise around Hawaii two years ago. We were on the Norwegian Pride of America just before Valentines Day. I was able to keep it fresh enough to take home to show my family four days later. I will remember that Valentines Day for years to come.

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Hawaii vacation news & deals: February 6, 2018

Posted: February 6th, 2018 | Comments Off

* Hawaiian Airlines and Moana Surfrider have teamed up to offer a Hawaii “Relaxcation” sweepstakes. The grand prize is three-night stay at the Moana Surfrider in Waikiki, a spa package and 140,000 HawaiianMiles, which is enough for two roundtrip tickets. This sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years and older. See this link to enter and for more information.

* Kona Coffee & Tea is celebrating their 20th anniversary with a nice giveaway...
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Aloha Friday Photo: A sunset suprise

Posted: February 2nd, 2018 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Tiffany Winburn from Hartwell, Georgia for sharing this beautiful photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this photo near Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park which is one of the must-sees sites of a Hawaii (Big) Island vacation.

Tiffany’s photo reminds us that the sunset itself is not the only beautiful scene. This photo faces towards the island, with the setting sun and ocean at her back....
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Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Hawaii

Posted: January 31st, 2018 | Comments Off

One of the definitions of aloha is love — which makes the Aloha State, i.e. Hawaii,  a perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Of course, you can find many special ways to celebrate this romantic holiday with a Hawaiian spin. Here are a few Valentine’s Day ideas for Hawaii:

Renew your vows on a beach

Ko Olina Resort is offering a Valentine’s Day Vow Renewal on the beach fronting Nai’a Lagoon 3. See this link for more information. This vow renewal will...
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Aloha Friday Photo: “Last sunrise in the Aloha State”

Posted: January 26th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Clara Billington for sharing this beautifully composed sunrise photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Clara tells us:

Our last sunrise in the Aloha State before leaving for home and some snow.

We hope that lovely memories of sunrises like this one will keep her warm through the winter.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Advice for choosing the best luau for your Hawaii vacation

Posted: January 23rd, 2018 | Comments Off

Going to a luau is a lovely way to spend an evening tasting Hawaiian foods and taking in a Polynesian dance show. Over the years, we’ve written some helpful luau advice that we want to make sure you know is available.

First, if you’ve never been to a luau in Hawaii, learn what to expect with our first-time guide to a Hawaiian luau. We cover everything from costs to what to wear and much more.

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Aloha Friday Photo: Wooley Bully

Posted: January 19th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to John Irwin from Dunedin, Florida for sharing this cool honu photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what John tells us about this photo:

There’s a beach on the north shore of Oahu aptly named Turtle Beach. Stopped there once and a bit of a crowd had gathered around this one massive 250 lb Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. There was a volunteer there to keep people a few yards away. This little fellow...
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