Aloha Friday Photos: Turtle at Black Rock

Posted: May 18th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Joseph Fishwick for sharing this really cool turtle shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Joseph tells us that he captured this photo at Black Rock, which is on Kaanapali Beach on Maui. This is a great place to observe honu (sea turtle) from a reasonable distance – 10 feet is recommended. If you’d like to see honu on your Hawaii vacation, check out our suggestions of where you may...
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Hawaii vacation news: May 16, 2018

Posted: May 16th, 2018 | Comments Off

Akaka Falls on Hawaii, the Big Island, is one of many scenic attractions safely open while lava erupts in a relatively small, isolated area.

Hawaii has been making headlines quite a bit lately, which is one of the reasons why we’ve had been posting more frequently about the news.

* Unfortunately, the sensational lava events on the Big Island are starting to take their toll on the entire island. As we’ve mentioned previously, the...
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Aloha Friday Photos: Sunrise above the clouds at Haleakala National Park

Posted: May 11th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Joseph Fishwick for sharing this sunny photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Joseph took this photo from the summit of Haleakala National Park on Maui.

The Hawaiian name Haleakala means house of the sun, so it is very fitting to catch an awe-inspiring sunrise from over 10,000 feet above sea level. If you are going to Maui and you’d like to experience one of these sunrises for yourself, see our Haleakala sunrise tips...
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Hawaii vacation news: May 8, 2018

Posted: May 8th, 2018 | Comments Off

* You have probably seen the news about the major, new volcanic activity on Hawaii (Big) Island. The images of lava fissures opening and fountains of lava spewing high into the air are incredible! (For a sample of images and videos, check out Db Photo on Facebook.) Though lava activity is quite impressive and sadly destructive, the activity is currently isolated to a relatively small, residential area in East Hawaii. The Hawaii Island Visitor Bureau has created a read the full article »

Aloha Friday Photo: “Aloha lava!”

Posted: May 4th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Janielle Linder of Lake Stevens, Washington for sharing this stunning lava photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She gave this photo the title “Aloha Lava.”

Janielle took this shot aboard the Moku Nui Lava Boat on an early morning tour.  What an amazing way that must have been to start the day! Being able to see lava like that is certainly worth waking up early to see.

Currently, lava is not flowing into the...
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Take me there Tuesday: Molokai Plumeria Farm

Posted: May 1st, 2018 | Comments Off

Picture yourself wandering underneath the dappled shade of plumeria trees. Imagine a gentle, plumeria-scented breeze. Sounds delightful, doesn’t it? Though these thoughts may sound like a dream, you can make it a reality by visiting  the Molokai Plumeria Farm on the island of Molokai.

With today, May 1st, being Lei Day in Hawaii, we thought it was the perfect time to highlight the Molokai Plumeria Farm...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Kukui Nut Leis at Aloha Stadium

Posted: April 27th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Toni McIntire from Tampa, Florida for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo. Toni’s photo shows kukui nut leis on display from one of the vendors at the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet market in Honolulu.

These colorful and polished leis remind us that Lei Day is coming next week — May 1st. It’s the perfect time to reflect on the beauty and symbolism of the lei and its importance to the Hawaiian culture.

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Hawaii Festival and Special Events May – August 2018

Posted: April 25th, 2018 | Comments Off

Honoka’a Western Week Parade Line Up (Photo credit: Sarah Anderson)

Hawaii has a rich culture and history that’s certainly worth celebrating. There are many festivals that you may want to plan into your Hawaii vacation. Let’s take a look at a selection of the top cultural celebrations taking place between May and August 2018.

May 2018

1st – All islands – Lei Day – Celebration of the beauty and traditions of the Hawaiian lei. Check with your...
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Hawaii Festival and Special Events May – August 2018

Posted: April 25th, 2018 | Comments Off

Honoka’a Western Week Parade Line Up (Photo credit: Sarah Anderson)

Hawaii has a rich culture and history that’s certainly worth celebrating. There are many festivals that you may want to plan into your Hawaii vacation. Let’s take a look at a selection of the top cultural celebrations taking place between May and August 2018.

May 2018

1st – All islands – Lei Day – Celebration of the beauty and traditions of the Hawaiian lei. Check with your...
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Major flooding on Kauai, April 2018

Posted: April 17th, 2018 | Comments Off

Overall, the Hawaiian Islands have had quite a wet winter and start to spring of 2018. Unfortunately, reports of flooding and landslides have been in the news far too often in recent months. According to data and reports from the National Weather Service, rainfall in February and March were above average. In some areas, rainfall levels were at the highest experienced in decades.

The worst of this wet weather pattern happened this past weekend with major...
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