Aloha Friday Photo: Beautiful Kauai Coast Scene

Posted: May 27th, 2016 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Janet Cook for sharing this beautiful Kauai coast scene with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what Janet told us when she submitted this photo:

I visited Kauai 4 years ago and love, love, loved it and must return again.

We know how it feels to want to return to Kauai again and again. We hope you do get to return, Janet!

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Oahu is a great place to honor Memorial Day 2016

Posted: May 25th, 2016 | Comments Off


Oahu is a perfect place to honor Memorial Day. In addition to extraordinary memorial sites like Pearl Harbor and Punchbowl, there are some special Memorial Day events.

We’ve gathered a great list of events and activities. Here’s what’s happening this Memorial Day Weekend:

Oahu Events on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016

Honolulu Mayor’s 67th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Punchbowl

This annual ceremony is held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, which is also more commonly called Punchbowl. This event features local...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Waimea Canyon Falls

Posted: May 20th, 2016 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Dianna Clampitt for sharing this photo of with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Dianna took this photo of Waimea Canyon on Kauai. Here’s what she shared about her visit:

We just got back from celebrating our 30th anniversary. Can’t wait to go back. Kauai was our favorite island.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Free Kona Coffee Tasting & Farm Tour at Greenwell Farms

Posted: May 16th, 2016 | Comments Off

Kona coffee beans growing on the tree at Greenwell Farms

A great little tour to plan into your Hawaii (Big) Island vacation is a stop at Greenwell Farms in the heart of the world-famous, Kona coffee country.

Free farm tours and coffee tastings are offered every day starting from 8:30am to 4:00pm. The friendly guides take you to see coffee growing on the trees and to some of the processes that result in the finished product.

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Aloha Friday Photo: A diamond from the ocean

Posted: May 13th, 2016 | Comments Off


It’s Aloha Friday and time to feature a reader’s photo! Mahalo to Anthony Towers from Warrington in the United Kingdom for sharing this very nice view of Le’ahi (Diamond Head) from the water.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Maui’s Ali’i Nui Snorkel Sailing to Molokini

Posted: May 10th, 2016 | Comments Off
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Ali’i Nui in Molokini

While there are many boat operations that will get you safely to Molokini and back to Maui, very few offer the high level of service that you’ll find with Ali’i Nui. They’re the luxury option when it comes to catamaran sailing off Maui.

After hearing good things about Ali’i Nui, we decided to give them a try on our recent visit to Maui. We...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset from Maui

Posted: May 6th, 2016 | Comments Off


Happy Aloha Friday! It’s time once again to feature another reader’s photo.  Can one ever view too many Hawaii sunset shots? We think not! Mahalo to May Cooper for sharing this beautiful Maui sunset photo with us.

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Touring the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory Farm on Hawaii (Big) Island

Posted: May 4th, 2016 | Comments Off

The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory

You’ve probably heard of Hawaii’s famous coffee and macadamia nut production, but did you know that Hawaii grows chocolate, too? It’s the only state with the conditions to commercially grow chocolate.


Cacao bloom

Though cacao production is an emerging crop in Hawaii, the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory has established...
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Aloha Friday Photo: A dusk sky fit for the Duke

Posted: April 29th, 2016 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Norma Box for sharing this beautiful photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.

We love the dusk sky shades of blue and lilac along with the palm tree silhouettes framing the much beloved Duke Kahanamoku statue in Waikiki.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Oahu Luaus – Reviews, Discounts, Locations & Schedules

Posted: April 26th, 2016 | Comments Off

A Fireknife dance at a luau makes an exciting finale.

If you are planning to catch a luau on Oahu, you’re in for a treat. Many of the longstanding Oahu luaus offer grand productions with set stages and many entertainers.

If you’ve never been to a luau, you should expect a buffet dinner and a Polynesian music and dance show. For more insights for first-timers, see our article – What to Expect from your First Time...
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