Is first class on Hawaiian Airlines worth it from JFK to HNL?

Posted: March 20th, 2017 | Comments Off

Window and aisle first class seats on Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330 – JFK to HNL. Seats 3A and 3B.

We were fortunate to have enough frequent flier miles for first class, roundtrip tickets on Hawaiian Airline’s direct flight from New York’s JFK to Honolulu. We were very impressed by the seats, service and amenities, despite one hiccup, but we’ll get to that later.

The aloha spirit is evident from the moment you step on the plane. Flight attendants were...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Colorful Hawaiian Sunset

Posted: March 17th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Melody Demars for sharing this colorful Hawaiian sunset with us for Aloha Friday Photos.We love the reflection of the sky in the tidepools.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii’s Big Island like you’ve never seen it before

Posted: March 13th, 2017 | Comments Off

We’re just back from an amazing visit to Hawaii Island (aka The Big Island) and put together this video that shows Hawaii from the air, ground, and ocean–all in stunning, 4K, ultra high definition.

If you’re planning a trip to The Big Island, this will get you excited for your visit. If you’re not, then this will likely put Hawaii’s largest island on your vacation planning radar.


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Aloha Friday Photo: “Winter Visitors”

Posted: March 10th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Carol Zilic of Naperville, Illinois for sharing this outstanding whale breach photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Carol visited in February, which is the peak of Hawaii’s winter humpback whale season. Here’s what she shared,

Whales were very busy breaching on this trip with Captain Steve’s 2 hour whale watch in Maui. It always is tons of fun-you never know what your trip will have for you.

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Aloha Friday Photo: Evening surfers at Kahanamoku Beach

Posted: March 3rd, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to James Grenz for sharing this colorful shot for Aloha Friday Photos.  This photo was taken at the Kahanamoku Beach area of Waikiki.

What an interesting time of day with the surfers coming in from riding the waves while others stand at the water’s edge admiring sunset.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Discovering the local foods and drinks of Maui

Posted: February 27th, 2017 | Comments Off

As you’re planning your Maui vacation itinerary, you might want to plan to enjoy some yummy adventures that the island has to offer. From organic farms to unique frozen treats, you’ll find some ways taste the local culture.

The chef describes some of the ingredients he’s prepping for lunch at the O’o Farm tour.

O’o Organic farm tour – This farm-to-table tour leads you through an excellent variety of organic vegetables and fruits. After tour...
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Aloha Friday Photo: New land in creation!

Posted: February 24th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Nancy Claus for sharing this excellent lava flow photo with us for Aloha Friday Photo, She took this photo  on Hawaii (Big) Island.

Nancy said this about her photo, “The coastal lava flows near Kalapana – the creation of Earth in progress. What an amazing sight to see new land being created.”

Seeing volcano activity is one of many reasons that Hawaii’s Big Island is an excellent vacation destination. If you are...
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Touring and snorkeling the Na Pali Coast with Kauai Sea Tours

Posted: February 21st, 2017 | Comments Off


Cliffs of the Na Pali Coast

A trip to Kauai is not complete without admiring the majestic Na Pali Coast by land, air and/or sea and a morning snorkel sail with Kauai Sea Tours is a great way to see by sea!

After check-in, the 5.5-hour catamaran tour departs from Port Allen Marina Center from the small Kauai town of Ele’ele. Once aboard the Lucky Lady and after a safety briefing, our captain navigated the oft-tricky waves out...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Dreamy Waikiki

Posted: February 17th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Hayley for sharing this dreamy Waikiki photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. When she shared this photo earlier this month, here’s what Hayley had to say:

Back in my natural habitat: on an island surrounded by palm trees, the sun and the beach. Welcome to Waikiki!

Happy Aloha Friday!

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The Hawaiian way to wish a “Happy Valentine’s Day”

Posted: February 14th, 2017 | Comments Off

Hau’oli La Aloha — that’s the Hawaiian way to wish a Happy Valentine’s Day. The literal translation is Happy Day Love. Learn more about this phrase and how to pronounce it in our Hawaiian Valentine’s Day post.

It’s important to know how to stay safe in the ocean and at waterfalls in Hawaii. Learn about water safety here.

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