Aloha Friday Photo: East Oahu Tour Stop

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Andrea Thomas for sharing this nice Oahu view with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Andrea’s photo is from the Makapuu Point Lookout on the eastern side of Oahu. She tells us that she took this photo while on a tour around Oahu.

The view at Makapuu Point is truly stunning and well worth planning into your Oahu vacation itinerary or for a sightseeing day trip to Oahu from one of...
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Fun things to do in Kauai on a rainy day

Posted: October 17th, 2017 | Comments Off

From the moment of landing, visitors are in awe of Kauai’s velvety green mountains. The island is known as the Garden Isle because of it’s lush, tropical landscapes. To make a garden grow both sun and rain are required, so there’s got to be rain sometimes. Typically, most rain falls overnight in Hawaii, but occasionally visitors may encounter a rainy day in Kauai. (Read more about Kauai weather patterns.) If you do experience a rainy day on Kauai, there are...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Painted Church

Posted: October 13th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Barbara Herbst for sharing this lovely photo of Saint Benedict’s Catholic Church on the Big Island.

Saint Benedict’s is more commonly known as Painted Church due to the beautiful murals inside the church. We don’t normally share one of our own photos on Aloha Friday Photo, however, the following photo from our collection shows the interior of Painted Church so that you can get an idea of why the church is called Painted Church.

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Hawaii vacation news: Southwest coming to Hawaii + Whales are back!

Posted: October 12th, 2017 | Comments Off

In the past 48 hours, there’s been a couple big Hawaii vacation news items pop up.

– Southwest Airlines announced they will begin flying to and from Hawaii. They’ve not provided a specific time frame or indicated routes. Ticket sales will begin in 2018. This low-cost airline will definitely create some competition which may result in better fares all around. Here’s the Hawaii News Now segment about this big news announcement.

– The first humpback whale sighting was on October 10th...
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What are the public transportation options in Hawaii?

Posted: October 10th, 2017 | Comments Off

For best Hawaii vacation access and independence, we recommend getting a rental (hire) car, but if you can’t or don’t want to rent a car, you do have public transportation options. Currently, the only public transportation options in Hawaii are via bus. There are no trains, trams or subways. Here’s the list of bus systems on each of the four major Hawaiian Islands:

OahuTheBus – Oahu’s bus system is Hawaii’s best bus system with great island coverage and...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Seeing is believing

Posted: October 6th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Tina Rex for sharing this lovely shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. This sunset scene was taken from Kona Reef Resort on the Big Island.

Tina tells us that she had always heard how beautiful Hawaii sunsets are and that she’s been lucky enough to experience them for herself. Seeing is believing. They are truly captivating.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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What you need to know about vog in Hawaii

Posted: October 3rd, 2017 | Comments Off

The lava lake at Halema’uma’u Crater on Hawaii Island

We are sometimes asked about volcanic ash and gases in Hawaii — known as vog. Generally people want to know where the voggy areas are and if vog is an issue that they should be concerned about. In this post we’ll aim to answer those questions and provide you with useful information about vog.

What is vog in Hawaii?

Vog is the term that refers to the hazy air pollution caused...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset from Honaunau Bay

Posted: September 29th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Deb Brown for sharing this gorgeous sunset shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Deb took this photo from Honaunau Bay on the Big Island.

We really like the composition of Deb’s photo with the lava rocks and palm fronds framing the sunset. See our tips for taking great sunset shots in Hawaii.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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When is the best time to see humpback whales in Hawaii and which islands are the best for watching?

Posted: September 26th, 2017 | Comments Off

The Hawaiian Islands are a national marine sanctuary for humpback whales — a protected environment for these amazing creatures to breed and give birth. It’s such a delight to see a humpback whale’s spout (breath), or tail break the ocean’s surface, and absolutely thrilling to see a whale breach by jumping out of the water and creating a big splash. When we visit Hawaii during humpback whale season, we spend just about every spare moment whale watching. It’s truly addictive.

If you want to...
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When is the best time to see humpback whales in Hawaii and which islands are the best for watching?

Posted: September 26th, 2017 | Comments Off

The Hawaiian Islands are a national marine sanctuary for humpback whales — a protected environment for these amazing creatures to breed and give birth. It’s such a delight to see a humpback whale’s spout (breath), or tail break the ocean’s surface, and absolutely thrilling to see a whale breach by jumping out of the water and creating a big splash. When we visit Hawaii during humpback whale season, we spend just about every spare moment whale watching. It’s truly addictive.

If you want to...
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