Take me there Tuesday: Manoa Falls, Oahu

Posted: September 13th, 2016 | Comments Off

We’d like to test out a new series — Take me there Tuesday — to highlight one of Hawaii’s many scenic spots. We’ll share a photo or two (or more) of the location plus provide a link to get more details. We’re not currently planning to run this series every Tuesday. We’re thinking of posting this series maybe one or two times per month. Frequency depends on your input, so let us know what you think.

Now, where do we start? So many amazing places come to mind. Since Oahu is Hawaii’s most popular island, let’s begin there. How about...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Stunning Rainbow from Lahaina Harbor, Maui

Posted: September 9th, 2016 | Comments Off


Mahalo to our friend Kathy Carroll (wife of Hawaii artist Mike Carroll) for sharing this stunning rainbow photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.

Kathy tells us that this rainbow “happened while leaving Lahaina harbor on ferry home to Lāna’i…” Wowie! What a lovely way to end a visit on Maui!

Happy Aloha Friday!

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All-inclusive resorts in Hawaii

Posted: September 7th, 2016 | Comments Off


We’ve recently had an uptick in people asking for recommendations for all-inclusive resorts in Hawaii. “Can you recommend an all-inclusive hotel on <insert Hawaiian island>?” — is the typical question. The answer that Hawaii doesn’t have true all-inclusive resorts like many resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico.

The closest resort to having an all-inclusive package is Travaasa Hana on Maui. They  have an “inclusive” package, but it’s not all-inclusive like you’d find in Mexico or the Caribbean.

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Aloha Friday Photo: Haleakala Summit Sunset

Posted: September 2nd, 2016 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Karen Pickering for sharing this wonderful sunset shot to us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this photo from about 10,000 feet above sea level at the summit of the dormant volcano Haleakala on Maui. Whether you catch sunrise or sunset on Haleakala, it’s incredible to observe the rising or setting view from above the clouds.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii vacation deals & news: August 30, 2016

Posted: August 30th, 2016 | Comments Off


– Rooms at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore are starting at $239 for a partial ocean view room via TravelZoo. If you can swing it, we recommend upgrading to a deluxe ocean view room for $289 per night.

– Another great TravelZoo deal is for the beautiful Mauna Lani Hotel on Hawaii (Big) Island for $239 per night for a resort view room. Upgrade to an ocean view room for $80 more. See the deal here.

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Aloha Friday Photo: Ko Olina at sunrise

Posted: August 26th, 2016 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Crissi Merkel for sharing this serene photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this pic on a sunrise walk around the Ko Olina lagoons of west Oahu.

As Crissi shared this photo, we could tell that this photo brought back great memories and that she longed to return. She closed her note by saying, “Time to plan another trip. Hawaii has my <3” Many of us can relate. Right?

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Go Visit Hawaii’s 7th annual contest to predict the season’s first humpback whale sighting in Hawaii

Posted: August 22nd, 2016 | Comments Off

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Start tuning into your humpback whale senses and skills…it’s time for our favorite contest of the year! Check your sources                   <br />
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Aloha Friday Photos: Namolokama Falls

Posted: August 19th, 2016 | Comments Off

Namolokama Falls - North Shore - Kauai

Mahalo to Todd Hayward from Ashburn, Virginia for sharing this stunning photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what Todd tells us about this shot:

This photo of Namolokama Falls on the North Shore of Kauai was taken from our “doors off” helicopter tour. A morning rain shower threatened to put a damper on my aerial tour, but a few hours before take-off, the skies cleared, leaving behind lush green mountains...
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Seeing Maui’s Red Sand Beach in Hana (or easier alternatives)

Posted: August 16th, 2016 | Comments Off
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One of the first views of Kaihalulu as you round the last corner of the trail.

Have you heard about Kaihalulu Beach, which is more commonly known as the red sand beach on Maui? It’s famous for it’s reddish sand and for something else that we’ll get to later on in this article.

If you’re trying to decide if you’d like to visit this beach, we thought we’d give you the lowdown to help you make your decision.

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Aloha Friday Photo: “Underwater Bubbles”

Posted: August 12th, 2016 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Cameron Brooks for sharing this amazing shot of bubbling water for Aloha Friday Photos. Cameron took this photo near the popular beach and snorkeling spot at Hanauma Bay on Oahu. What a marvelous scene!

Happy Aloha Friday!

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