What to know for a September vacation to Hawaii

Posted: August 19th, 2014 | Comments Off

september in hawaii

September is a fantastic month to visit Hawaii. It’s a relatively quiet time in the Hawaiian Islands; hotel rates are less expensive and the weather is great. In this article, we’ll review all these important details in deciding if September is the best month for you to vacation in Hawaii.

What’s Hawaii’s weather like in September?

August and September are two of the hottest months in Hawaii. September weather in the Hawaiian Islands can be described as very summer-like with lots...
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Aloha Friday Photo: A sweetheart of a view

Posted: August 15th, 2014 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Joe West from Drone Cam Hawaii for sharing this superb view of Pu’upehe with us. Pu’upehe, also known as Sweetheart Rock, is one of the most iconic views of Lana’i. This impressive rock always makes visitors wonder how it was formed and why it stands alone from the rest of the island.

We’ve taken the short hike out to view Pu’upehe many...
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Hawaii vacation deals & news: August 13, 2014

Posted: August 13th, 2014 | Comments Off


* Thankfully tropical storms Iselle and Julio have passed and sunny skies have returned to Hawaii.

* We’re finally seeing Hawaiian Airlines dip their fares into the upper $300s from the mid $400s — a seasonal best rate. Fares are now starting at $398 roundtrip but you must book by August 18 and travel from August 19 through December 12, 2014. For a quick search of the lowest fares available from your home airport, we like to use CheapAir.com read the full article »

Suggestions for what men should wear on vacation in Hawaii [with photos]

Posted: August 11th, 2014 | Comments Off

Aloha guys!

Andy here–I make that distinction because Sheila takes care of 99% of the posts on Go Visit Hawaii. However, she’s asked me to share my tips for what guys should pack–and wear–for their Hawaii vacation.

In Sheila’s guide for what women should wear while on vacation in Hawaii, she went over a lot of basics that are good tips for us guys too–casual, breathable, and loose-fitting clothing should be high on your packing list. Specifically for us gents, here are my tips–based on a few dozen trips to Hawaii bringing only carry-on!

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Hawaii hurricane update from Tropical Storm Iselle (and Hurricane Julio on the way)

Posted: August 8th, 2014 | Comments Off

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In light of Tropical Storm Iselle battering Hawaii with Hurricane Julio on the way, we’ve decided to suspend our usual Aloha Friday Photo series. We felt it would be insensitive to have our normal jovial post of sunny Hawaii while so many people are going through this major tropical storm. Iselle was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm overnight. That’s good news, however, a tropical storm is still quite serious.

At the moment, Iselle is...
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Predict the first 2014 humpback whale sighting in Hawaii

Posted: August 4th, 2014 | Comments Off

2014 whale prediction contest

As autumn approaches, humpback whales start making their way to Hawaii. Though the humpback whale season doesn’t officially start until mid-December, a small population of these amazing creatures arrive earlier. Typically the first sighting is in October, though in 2012, one whale surprised everyone at the end of August.

Humpback whales spend the summer months feeding in the nutrient rich Alaskan waters. As winter approaches, they...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Tangerine sky at sunset

Posted: August 1st, 2014 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Viola Benson and Donna Smith for sharing this beautiful sunset photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Donna took this photo from Waikiki while she and her friend Viola were visiting Oahu in early April.

Each night’s sunset seems to create a new color palette. On this April evening, a vibrant shade of tangerine filled the sky so beautifully.

Wouldn’t you like to be on that sailboat to...
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Hawaii vacation deals & news: July 29, 2014

Posted: July 29th, 2014 | Comments Off
Take a break in this hammock while you read the latest Hawaii vacation deals and news you can use.

Take a break in this hammock while you read the latest Hawaii vacation deals and news you can use.

* Costco Travel always seems to have special Hawaii travel deals. See this page to search for deals. One of the current Costco special offers that we think is an especially good value is a five-night stay at the newly...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Kauai hibiscus beauty

Posted: July 25th, 2014 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Barbara Cooper for sharing this gorgeous photo with us. She snapped this photo while visiting Kauai in February.

The striking yellow hibiscus with red accents is amazingly beautiful. This vibrant bloom is framed nicely with pislm trees and lovely sky Hawaiian sky in the background. What a beauty!

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Top Lana’i Adventures

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 | Comments Off

There’s a common misconception that there’s nothing to do on Lanai. Au contraire! There’s plenty of exciting adventures that will make memories for a lifetime. We’ve visited Lana’i at least a half a dozen times — and we’ve never run out of things to do.

So, what sort of vacation adventures does Lana’i offer? Let’s take a look.

Go off roading

Rent a four-wheel drive for a day or two to discover Lanai’s secluded beaches, a most unusual rock garden, historic villages and much more.

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