What are the public transportation options in Hawaii?

Posted: October 10th, 2017 | Comments Off

For best Hawaii vacation access and independence, we recommend getting a rental (hire) car, but if you can’t or don’t want to rent a car, you do have public transportation options. Currently, the only public transportation options in Hawaii are via bus. There are no trains, trams or subways. Here’s the list of bus systems on each of the four major Hawaiian Islands:

OahuTheBus – Oahu’s bus system is Hawaii’s best bus system with great island coverage and...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Seeing is believing

Posted: October 6th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Tina Rex for sharing this lovely shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. This sunset scene was taken from Kona Reef Resort on the Big Island.

Tina tells us that she had always heard how beautiful Hawaii sunsets are and that she’s been lucky enough to experience them for herself. Seeing is believing. They are truly captivating.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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What you need to know about vog in Hawaii

Posted: October 3rd, 2017 | Comments Off

The lava lake at Halema’uma’u Crater on Hawaii Island

We are sometimes asked about volcanic ash and gases in Hawaii — known as vog. Generally people want to know where the voggy areas are and if vog is an issue that they should be concerned about. In this post we’ll aim to answer those questions and provide you with useful information about vog.

What is vog in Hawaii?

Vog is the term that refers to the hazy air pollution caused...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset from Honaunau Bay

Posted: September 29th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Deb Brown for sharing this gorgeous sunset shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Deb took this photo from Honaunau Bay on the Big Island.

We really like the composition of Deb’s photo with the lava rocks and palm fronds framing the sunset. See our tips for taking great sunset shots in Hawaii.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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When is the best time to see humpback whales in Hawaii and which islands are the best for watching?

Posted: September 26th, 2017 | Comments Off

The Hawaiian Islands are a national marine sanctuary for humpback whales — a protected environment for these amazing creatures to breed and give birth. It’s such a delight to see a humpback whale’s spout (breath), or tail break the ocean’s surface, and absolutely thrilling to see a whale breach by jumping out of the water and creating a big splash. When we visit Hawaii during humpback whale season, we spend just about every spare moment whale watching. It’s truly addictive.

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When is the best time to see humpback whales in Hawaii and which islands are the best for watching?

Posted: September 26th, 2017 | Comments Off

The Hawaiian Islands are a national marine sanctuary for humpback whales — a protected environment for these amazing creatures to breed and give birth. It’s such a delight to see a humpback whale’s spout (breath), or tail break the ocean’s surface, and absolutely thrilling to see a whale breach by jumping out of the water and creating a big splash. When we visit Hawaii during humpback whale season, we spend just about every spare moment whale watching. It’s truly addictive.

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Aloha Friday Photo: Baldwin Beach, Maui

Posted: September 22nd, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Dolores Saul from Schmitten, Germany for sharing this great beach scene with us for Aloha Friday Photos.

Delores took this photo a Baldwin Beach near Paia on Maui. She said there weren’t many people around, which made them feel like they were in paradise.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii vacation deals & news: September 19, 2017

Posted: September 19th, 2017 | Comments Off

Sunset from Hapuna Beach

– There’s now a convenient and affordable way to get to the Bishop Museum in Honolulu from Waikiki via trolley. This museum has an impressive collection of Hawaiian artifacts, a planetarium and much more. It’s a wonderful place to visit anytime, but especially on a rainy day on Oahu. Roundtrip tickets are $7.

– Hapuna Prince Beach Resort on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Kona seawall view

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Terri Mobley for sharing this nice Big Island photo for Aloha Friday Photos. This shot shows the seawall view of historic Kailua-Kona town with the volcanic mountain Haulalai in the background.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Kauai horseback riding with Silver Falls Ranch

Posted: September 12th, 2017 | Comments Off

There’s something about Kauai that beckons us to take in the island’s beauty by horseback. We finally had the opportunity to do so with Silver Falls Ranch on our most recent visit to the Garden Isle.

Our guide, Jeff.

Silver Falls Ranch sprawls across 300 lush acres on Kauai’s stunning North Shore. The ranch offers miles of trails naturally adorned with tropical flowers and trees and those dramatic North Shore mountains. This setting is almost like...
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