Aloha Friday Photo: A “fairway” to enjoy a winter day

Posted: October 10th, 2014 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Tom Sakiyama for sharing this gorgeous photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s Tom’s description of this shot:

Last January while our neighbors endured an especially cold and snowy winter in St Louis, we were dining in the open air bar of Roy’s Ko’Olina overlooking the 18th fairway of the Ko’Olina Golf Club.

If given a choice, we’d take a view of warm...
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Hawaii vacation deals & news: October 7, 2014

Posted: October 7th, 2014 | Comments Off


* The travel agency Pleasant Holidays is advertising a Hawaii January Vacation Sale with with a free convertible, SUV, minivan or luxury rental car. See more details here.

* If you want to visit Maui on the cheap, this hotel deal for $79 per night at the 2.5-star Maui Beach Hotel, looks like it’s worth considering.

* Folks in Hawaii are discussing...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Beginning the day with a Kauai sunrise

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Tana Eubanks from Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for sharing this gorgeous Kauai sunrise photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.

Here’s what Tana shared about her photo that she took back in August:

Captured this beautiful sunrise from the east side of Kauai, near Kapaa this week. It was the first time I got up to see the sunrise, & couldn’t believe the wonderful feeling...
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Hawaii rainfall chart by month and island

Posted: September 30th, 2014 | Comments Off

As we’ve been working through our detailed month-by-month series to help you choose the best month for you to visit Hawaii, weather is certainly an important factor. Many times, we’ve referenced’s excellent database of Hawaii of rainfall averages, however simply listing a single month’s rainfall data point by island, didn’t provide enough context to our liking. To remedy this issue, we’ve aggregated the rainfall data to provide a single chart.


Notes about the data:

– For simplicity, this chart only shows the four major islands....
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Aloha Friday Photo: Kiholo Bay Aerial

Posted: September 26th, 2014 | Comments Off

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Mahalo to Hawaii By Air Photography for sharing this photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.

What an amazing view of the turquoise sea meeting the Big Island’s shoreline at this stunningly beautiful Kohala Coast spot.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Nounou Mountain, Kauai’s Sleeping Giant

Posted: September 24th, 2014 | Comments Off
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Nounou Mountain – Sleeping Giant

As you drive around the island of Kauai, the beautiful, green mountains towards the island’s center are always pleasantly eye-catching. One ridge that’s particularly interesting is Nounou Mountain, which appears to have the profile of a sleeping giant. In fact, the mountain is more commonly dubbed Sleeping Giant.

Per, the Hawaiian legend of Nounou Mountain is:

… this giant was tricked by villagers into eating a vast amount of rocks hidden in fish...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Beautiful blue sky

Posted: September 19th, 2014 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Mariola DeFina for sharing this beautiful picture with us for Aloha Friday Photos.

Mariola shared this short note along with the photo, “Beautiful blue sky with bird inflight.” Yes, we agree that sky is a beautiful blue. It’s such a deep blue that I can’t imagine it being even bluer.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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2014 – 2015 season’s first humpback whale was spotted off Kauai!

Posted: September 18th, 2014 | Comments Off

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Though Hawaii’s “official” humpback whale season doesn’t start until late December, the first whale sighting of the season occurred this week. According to this KITV report, the crew of Holo Holo Charters spotted a whale about a mile off the west coast of Kauai on September 16th.

If you are visiting Hawaii between now and the end of December, keep your...
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What to know about vacationing in Hawaii in October

Posted: September 16th, 2014 | Comments Off

Hawaii October

When factoring weather, costs and low crowds, October is one of the best months to visit Hawaii. Let’s examine the details showing why October is an excellent month for a Hawaii vacation.

What’s Hawaii’s weather like in October?

After Hawaii’s warmest months of August and September, October temperatures cool down only slightly. Daytime high temperatures at most beach resorts average in the mid to upper 80s F. Nighttime temperatures only dip into the lower 70s F.

October rainfall levels in Hawaii are generally low — especially when...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Wailua Falls, East Maui

Posted: September 12th, 2014 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Russell DeJetley for sharing this stunning photo of Wailua Falls on Maui.

Russell really captured the beauty of this place. He must have used a long exposure to create the milky smooth effect on the waterfall.

Wailua Falls is located on East Maui, past the town on Hana on Highway 31. It’s one of the easiest waterfalls to find and see along the  read the full article »

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