One week vacation itinerary & travel planner for the Big Island of Hawaii

Posted: June 14th, 2017 | Comments Off

Fun days of adventure finished off with evenings of sigh-worthy sunsets are in store for you with our week-long Big Island vacation itinerary. In just seven days, we include all the major highlights of Hawaii’s wonderful Big Island — the active volcano, amazing waterfalls and much more!

Though this itinerary is based on one week, you can easily adapt it for more or less time.

Ideally, we recommend a longer stay than a week on the Big Island and splitting time between the Hilo/Volcano...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Kipuka Puaulu Trail

Posted: June 9th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Marjorie Elliott for sharing this lovely Hawaii trail photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Marjorie took this photo on the Kipuka Puaulu Trail which leads through a bird and wildlife refuge on the Big Island. This loop trail is only 1.2-miles long with very little elevation change.

As you might be able to tell from Margorie’s photo, the trail leads through a beautiful forest. It’s quite peaceful.

While the Kipuku Puaulu Trail is...
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What are the top Hawaii attractions?

Posted: June 6th, 2017 | Comments Off

When the folks from USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards reached out to us to submit a list of the top 20 Hawaii attractions, we had a very difficult time narrowing down the fantastic options across all the Hawaiian Islands. With input from other Hawaii travel experts, USA Today 10 Best received over 60 submissions that they narrowed down to just 20. Here’s that list in alphabetical order:

Akaka Falls – Big Island

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum – Oahu

Diamond Head State Monument – Oahu

Haleakala...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Gorgeous Black Sand Beach at Wai’anapanapa

Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Todd Ginther for sharing this gorgeous shot from Wai’anapanapa State Park on Maui. Here’s what Todd had to say about this site:

Anyone who has driven this road knows how stressful it is navigating its 52 miles of 617 hairpin curves and 59 one lane bridges, so it’s nice to have stops like this one to try and unwind for awhile before journeying onward.  And no matter how good your pictures may be, they cannot do justice...
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One Week Kauai Vacation Itinerary & Travel Planner

Posted: June 1st, 2017 | Comments Off

Need help and inspiration to play your Kauai vacation activities? Well, look no further than our scenic and adventure-packed itinerary. This travel plan includes all the top attractions and “must-dos” of a Kauai vacation.

While there’s a lot of great sightseeing and activities to do, we’ve actually carved out time to relax into this week-long itinerary. If relaxing isn’t your style, then choose from the list of additional activities listed in Day 4 of the itinerary.

You can customize this Kauai vacation plan to...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Na Pali Coast view from the water at sunset

Posted: May 26th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Carol Zilic of Naperville, Illinois for sharing this beautiful Kauai view with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Carol tells us more about her photo,

We are not water people, but it had long been my wish to do a sunset cruise in Kauai to see the Na Pali Coast from the water. It was so beautiful. We took Captain Andy’s Star. We even saw a baby whale practicing her breaching several times....
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The most scenic hikes in Hawaii by island

Posted: May 23rd, 2017 | Comments Off

Surrounded by nature on a Hawaii hiking trail

From our many trips to Hawaii, we’ve etched some of our fondest memories while hiking on Hawaii’s many beautiful trails. The sights and sounds made every step worth the experiences. We want to share our favorite, scenic hikes by Hawaiian Island in case you would like to create your own memories on these amazing trails.

Kauai

Our favorite Kauai hike is the first two miles (four miles roundtrip) of the Kalalau Trail that...
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Aloha Friday Photos: Umauma Falls

Posted: May 19th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Peggy Prescott from northern California for sharing this lovely waterfall photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.

Peggy captured this photo of  Umauma Falls on the Big Island while on a zipline tour last year. She said that this excursion was one of the funnest experiences ever!

Happy Aloha Friday!

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In search of active lava with Kalapana Cultural Tours

Posted: May 17th, 2017 | Comments Off

There are hardly enough superlatives to describe Hawaii’s amazing scenery — like the beautiful beaches, lush valleys and the abundant waterfalls. If that’s not enough and you want to take Hawaii’s amazing scenery up a notch to oh-my-gosh-I-can’t-believe-how-awesome-this-is, go see the lava activity. It will most definitely make you say wow!

As we were planning our March visit to Hawaii (Big) Island, we kept a close watch of the volcano activity. We were thrilled at the thoughts of seeing...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Such an engaging site!

Posted: May 12th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Anna Gattermayr from Barossa Valley, South Australia for sharing this beautiful photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. What makes this photo particularly special is this spot is where Anna’s fiancé proposed to her in October 2016! Wow, didn’t he pick a fantastic location?!

This photo was taken on the grounds of Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park on the Hawaii’s Big Island. You may have heard...
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