Review: Thrilling, doors-off Oahu helicopter tour with Magnum (P.I.) Helicopters

Posted: January 15th, 2019 | Comments Off

Oahu is beautiful to see from ground level, but viewing it from the air adds a whole new level of fascination. We gained a new appreciation for the island as we soared above with Magnum Helicopters.

On our way to our helicopter tour, we were absolutely giddy with excitement. Of course a helicopter tour is exciting enough, but we were about to ride in the same helicopter that’s used in the new Magnum P.I. television series! We kept...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Molokini Crater

Posted: January 11th, 2019 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Codi Rothgarn for sharing this nice shot with us for our Aloha Friday Photos series. Codi’s photo is of Molokini Crater, which is a few miles off the south coast of Maui. Only a crescent-shaped section of Molokini extends above sea level. This bird and marine sanctuary is an excellent snorkeling spot, which is one of the top activities that we recommend in our week-long Maui vacation itinerary.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii festivals and special events: January – April 2019

Posted: January 8th, 2019 | Comments Off

There are many excellent cultural events to discover in Hawaii throughout the year. For this article, we’ll be focusing on the festivals happening between now and April.

We’re listing upcoming events chronologically by month. Our format for each event is: date (or date range) – island – event. Where possible we link to the event. From those links you can find more details. Sometimes details are not updated until closer to the event. At the moment, dates and details haven’t been announced for a...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Whale breaching in Maui

Posted: January 4th, 2019 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Karis Daphne from Nevada for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo. Here’s what she tells us about this excellent whale breach shot:

This was taken during a whale watching cruise in Maui last February. This guy breached about 15 times for us, an absolutely amazing and humbling experience!

Humpback whale season is is one of the best parts of visiting Hawaii in winter months. January, February and March are the three best...
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Two excellent Hawaii travel deals to pounce on now!

Posted: January 3rd, 2019 | Comments Off

Well 2019 has started with a couple of excellent Hawaii travel sales that we need to share!

* Hawaiian Airlines has a fare sale on with roundtrip tickets starting from just $297! For this sale, you must book by January 8th for travel between Mondays through Thursdays from January 9 through March 13, 2019.

* Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore has a great sale with every third night free! For this sale, you’ve got to book by...
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Are you going to Hawaii in 2019? (+ Hawaii Calendar Giveaway)

Posted: January 2nd, 2019 | Comments Off

As we say aloha to the new year and wonder what the year has in store, we hope that visits to the Aloha State are in your 2019!

At the new year, we love hearing your Hawaii plans. What island(s) will you visit? When will you go? Will you be celebrating a special occasion?

Let’s continue a little tradition that we started several years ago by giving away lovely Hawaii desk calendars illustrated by Hawaii artist Mike Carroll. We have three...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Waikiki Fireworks on Friday Night

Posted: December 28th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Kyle Munnerley for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo with us. Kyle’s photo is from the Friday night fireworks show on Waikiki Beach. He enjoyed this show from his balcony on the 24th floor of the Sheraton Waikiki. Nice!

Catching this free fireworks show is one of our favorite things about Aloha Fridays in Waikiki. It’s the perfect start to the weekend.

Speaking of fireworks…. if you like fireworks, New Year’s Eve and the Fourth...
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Mele Kalikimaka 2018

Posted: December 23rd, 2018 | Comments Off

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas in Hawaii or anywhere else around the globe, we wish you a very blessed Christmas.

Mele Kalikimaka from our ohana to yours!

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Aloha Friday Photo: Balcony view with a sunset

Posted: December 21st, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Jeannine Geraets for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo with us. She took this photo on January 3, 2018 from her balcony at an Aston hotel in Waikiki. That’s a priceless view!

Happy Aloha Friday!

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What’s Christmas like in Hawaii? 2018 Edition

Posted: December 18th, 2018 | Comments Off

We always say that anytime is a good time to visit Hawaii, but some occasions can be more special than others — with the Christmas season being one of those times. The Hawaiian-style decorations, lights and cheer of the holidays all combine for a festive Christmas vacation.

Let’s take a look at some of the frequently asked questions about Christmas in Hawaii.

What’s the weather like in...
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