Aloha Friday Photos: Rainbow Falls, Hawaii Island

Posted: August 17th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Garrett Upson for sharing this nice Aloha Friday Photo with us. Garrett’s photo was taken at Rainbow Falls in Hilo on Hawaii (Big) Island. Rainbow Falls is easy to access and one of the must-see places in Hilo.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Go Visit Hawaii’s 9th annual contest to predict the season’s first humpback whale sighting

Posted: August 14th, 2018 | Comments Off

Though Hawaii’s exciting humpback whale season doesn’t “officially” start until December/January, some whales start their visit sooner. It’s quite possible that there are whales swimming towards Hawaii right now. So, it’s time to kick off our annual contest to predict the first humpback whale sighting of the 2018/2019 season!

Here’s how this easy and fun little contest works:

  • Pick the earliest date you think the first whale sighting will be this year.  Enter your prediction in the comments for this blog...
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Aloha Friday Photos: Maui Sunflower Field

Posted: August 10th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Lisa Seyfried of Nelson, British Columbia for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo. She took this photo along the Honoapiilani Highway on Maui. She says, “Love that they have replaced the sugar cane fields with sunflowers for bio diesel. So gorgeous to drive past!”

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Take me there Tuesday: Waipio Valley, Hawaii (Big) Island

Posted: August 7th, 2018 | Comments Off

Waipio Valley

On Hawaii’s Hamakua Coast, Waipio Valley is sure to make you marvel. We always wonder how such a flat and verdantly green valley floor was created between the steep cliffs.

The overlook for Waipio Valley is easy to find and access and a must-see on a Hawaii Island vacation. Access to the valley floor is a tad bit trickier as rental car agencies don’t allow their vehicles on the extremely steep road. You can get to the valley...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Kona hibiscus

Posted: August 3rd, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Colleen Henderson for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo. Colleen photographed this pink hibiscus during her stay on Kona. We love the beautiful backlighting on this capture.

You can find the iconic hibiscus bloom all over Hawaii. It seems like we find a new color variety with each visit. You may be pleased to know that the hibiscus flower and many other tropical plants bloom year round in Hawaii.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Oahu helicopter tours, pricing & reviews

Posted: July 31st, 2018 | Comments Off

We wrap up our Hawaii helicopter series with Oahu. Tours of the island can begin from Honolulu airport, Ko Olina and Turtle Bay.

We list the starting prices for tours, but each company offers more options than just their base tour. So, be sure and check out each tour company’s website for more options and details.

Paradise Helicopters
Website: Paradise Helicopters
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Aloha Friday Photo: Waipo’o Falls in Waimea Canyon on Kauai

Posted: July 27th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Liza Mello for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo. Liza took this nice shot from Kauai’s Waimea Canyon in February. The impressive Waipo’o Falls really stands out from this view.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Maui and Molokai helicopter tours, pricing and reviews

Posted: July 24th, 2018 | Comments Off

An aerial view of a waterfall from the Hana Coast.

We continue our Hawaii helicopter series with a look at the tour companies in Maui and Molokai. Generally, Maui helicopter tour options are:

  • Hana coast
  • West Maui mountains
  • Haleakala
  • Molokai sea cliffs, which are some of the tallest in the world
  • A combination of the above

We list the least expensive tour option for each tour company. Be sure to explore the websites for the tour companies so that you know all the...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Manoa Falls Trail

Posted: July 20th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Laura Toffi for sharing this lovely Aloha Friday Photo.

Laura took this photo from the Manoa Falls Trail on Oahu. Her photo shows that the jungle-like scenes from the trail are wonderful to see. It’s an enjoyable trail that finishes at the base of a lacy waterfall.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii (Big) Island helicopter tours, pricing and reviews

Posted: July 17th, 2018 | Comments Off

A view of the Hamakua Coast from a helicopter tour.

We continue our series on Hawaii helicopter tours with a look at the options on Hawaii (Big) Island. The island’s diverse climates and volcanic terrains make for spectacular aerial tours.

Seeing active lava is a popular desire from a helicopter tour company. Most helicopter tours offer an option to try to see the lava. Note that lava viewing cannot be guaranteed, but as long as the volcano is...
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