Tiki Box Review

Posted: June 9th, 2015 | Comments Off

March Tiki Box 

It seems that sample boxes are becoming super popular these days with more start ups offering sample boxes for niche interests. Well, as you’ve probably guessed, there are sample boxes for Hawaii, too.

We were recently offered a free box from the folks at The Tiki Box. We then purchased two more boxes to have a bigger sample size for review purposes.

A monthly Tiki Box costs $15 which includes shipping. The company is only shipping to the...
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Aloha Friday Photo: The calm before the sunset

Posted: June 5th, 2015 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Jose Perez for sending this photo to us for Aloha Friday Photos.

Jose tells us he took this photo around sunset while visiting Maui in April. The water looks so calm, which is why we titled this one ‘the calm before the sunset’.

Happy Aloha Friday!

Airfare tip: We like to use the user-friendly airfare search tool on CheapAir.com to find the best airfare currently available.

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Over 50 great things to see & do on a Maui vacation

Posted: June 2nd, 2015 | Comments Off

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Whether you’re planning your first trip to Maui or you’re a repeat visitor, we’re certain that you’ll find loads of great activities to plan into your vacation.

We all know that Maui’s gorgeous beaches will captivate us, but what else is there to do? We list over 50 great Maui vacation ideas. We cover everything from unique adventures and sites to culinary experiences.  Our list is organized into the following categories:

– Ocean Adventures and Water Activities

– Land Adventures, Attractions and Other Maui Vacation...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Untouched Hawaii

Posted: May 29th, 2015 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Brad Dennis for sharing this colorful sunset photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Along with his photo, Brad shared these comments:

Just returned from the beautiful Islands, Kauai, Maui & Big Island. The attached is an iPhone 6 photo that is untouched in any way. No wonder we keep returning.

With postcard-perfect sunsets like these, we agree with Brad that there is absolutely no wonder why many of us return to Hawaii as often as we can.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii vacation deals & news: May 27, 2015

Posted: May 27th, 2015 | Comments Off

Waimanalo Beach on Oahu

– Dr. Beach announced the 2015 list of America’s best beaches. Oahu’s Waimanalo Beach took this year’s top spot. See this link to view a Google map of Waimanalo.

– As we all know, it’s super important to wear sunscreen in Hawaii. EWG issued their 2015 guide to the safest and most effective beach and sport sunscreens. You can see the top-rated sunscreens here.

– Marriott Vacation Club is hosting a sweepstakes for...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Makalawena Beach on Hawaii Island

Posted: May 22nd, 2015 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Ralf Benayad for sharing this beautiful Hawaii beach scene with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Ralf said, “A chain of secluded beaches can be found on the westcoast of the Big Island – here it’s the amazing Makalawena Beach.” With pale blue waters and lovely white sand, it sure is a beauty!

Happy Aloha Friday!

Email subscribers: we published an article yesterday with recommendations for what to see and do on Oahu over Memorial Day weekend. Unfortunately, we barely missed...
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Memorial Day & Weekend Events on Oahu for 2015

Posted: May 21st, 2015 | Comments Off

If you’ll be on Oahu for Memorial Day, you’ll find some great opportunities to honor the spirit of the day. Here, we’re recommending Memorial Day events as well as things to do and see over the weekend with a significance towards honoring the intent of the holiday.

— Events on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 —

Honolulu Mayor’s 66th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Punchbowl

This service is held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, which is also more commonly called Punchbowl. This event features local military dignitaries, local JROTC, military performances and a...
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Best family and kid-friendly hotels in Hawaii

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Comments Off

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When you’re looking for a great Hawaii hotel for the family vacation, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the choices. In general you can’t make a bad decision as most Hawaii hotels make great vacation bases whether you are looking for a romantic trip for two or a family fun vacation.

When planning a family vacation to Hawaii, we think one of the most important aspects to consider is to find a hotel that offers safe and fun water sports. In this list,...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Cloudy with a chance of waterfalls

Posted: May 15th, 2015 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Terry Ambrose for sharing this intriguing and beautiful Hawaii photo with us. Terry took this shot during his recent trip to Maui. Here’s how he describes this waterfall scene:

The road to Maui’s Iao Valley was closed at Heritage Park due to heavy runoff caused by the previous night’s rain. This waterfall came and went as the clouds moved through.

That must have been really amazing to watch the misty clouds roll into the valley to create this fleeting waterfall!

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Hawaii vacation deals & news: May 12, 2015

Posted: May 12th, 2015 | Comments Off


* Island Air recently announced that they will no longer fly to the island of Kauai starting June 1, 2015. (Source) Only Hawaiian Airlines provides service to Kauai. We have updated our inter-island flight guide to reflect this upcoming change.

* One of Maui’s top astronomy experts is starting a new Haleakala stargazing tour.

* Our partner TravelZoo is offering up to 50% off tickets to the long-running musical Ulalena on Maui

* Federal officials are discussing...
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