The best cameras and gear to take on your Hawaii vacation – our picks for stunning photos and videos

Posted: April 18th, 2017 | Comments Off

I probably have one of the most envied jobs in the world. I get to follow Sheila to Hawaii with the task of making sure everything we see and do is captured to photo or video.

It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.                   <br />
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Aloha Friday Photo: Quiet, please … the honu are sleeping

Posted: April 14th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Andrew Casey of Nuriootpa, South Australia for sending this excellent honu photo to us for Aloha Friday Photos! Here’s what Andrew shared,

Taken at black sand beach on the Big Island.

My first overseas holiday and first encounter with beautiful sea turtles sleeping on the beach.

Those are two wonderful firsts! What an amazing scene with so many honu resting on this black sand beach.

As a reminder, sea turtles are endangered and protected...
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Detailed review: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

Posted: April 11th, 2017 | Comments Off

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

On the sunny south shore of Kauai, Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa reigns as the area’s top luxury hotel. Situated on 50 beautifully-landscaped, oceanfront acres, this resort has really embraced their sense of place on the island with the moniker the garden isle. As we walked around the resort, there were so many tropical flowers, trees and shrubs that caused us to pause and snap a photo.

Location

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Aloha Friday Photo: Kalalau Valley Lookout

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Joseph Fishwick for sending in this lovely snap of one of Kauai’s most iconic views — the Kalalau Valley.  You can easily enjoy this same view by visiting Kokee State Park, which is one of the many must-see places in Kauai.

Happy Aloha Friday!

Did you know we have our very own Go Visit Hawaii YouTube channel? View our videos here.

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Hawaii festivals and special events May – August 2017

Posted: April 4th, 2017 | Comments Off

Are you headed to the Hawaiian Islands in the coming months? Or, are you looking for inspiration to go? Perhaps one of the following special events will strike your fancy.

We list Hawaii’s major cultural and special events planned from May through August, 2017. Note that the links listed will provide many more details about the events.

May

1st – All islands – Lei Day – A celebration of the traditions and beauty of the Hawaiian lei. Check local newspapers for special Lei...
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Aloha Friday Photo: A bird’s eye view of lava

Posted: March 31st, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to S. Okon of Yaphank, New York for sharing this photo taken in February 2017 from a helicopter tour. Through the smoke and steam, you can see a red-hot stream of lava pouring out. What a sight to behold! Having the chance to see lava activity is one of many reasons to visit Hawaii’s Big Island.

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Hawaii vacation news & deals: March 29, 2017

Posted: March 29th, 2017 | Comments Off

– CheapAir.com, a flight search engine, is offering $10 off flights booked to Honolulu with promo code 10HNL. That promo code is valid through April 2, 2017. You might recall that CheapAir is one of the resources we recommend for finding the lowest airfare to Hawaii.

– Hilton Hawaii is offering a sweepstakes to win a five-night stay plus air for two on Hawaiian Airlines. See the rules and enter here....
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Aloha Friday Photo: A wallpaper worthy Maui vacation photo

Posted: March 24th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Karl Moss of Raleigh, North Carolina for submitting this serene, Maui shot for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what he shared about this picture:

Here’s one of my favorite pics from our 25th anniversary trip. This was taken from our condo in Kaanapali. You can see Moloka’i in the distance. Even after 6 years, this is still my wallpaper on my computer at work!

It’s a wallpaper worthy shot, for sure!

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Enter to win camera accessories!

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 | Comments Off

Photographers capturing sunset at the summit of Haleakala, Maui.

We have some great camera accessories to giveaway! We have two prize packs and both of them include tripods. As you may recall, our award-winning photographer Andy gives five great reasons why a tripod helps you take better photos in Hawaii.


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Is first class on Hawaiian Airlines worth it from JFK to HNL?

Posted: March 20th, 2017 | Comments Off

Window and aisle first class seats on Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330 – JFK to HNL. Seats 3A and 3B.

We were fortunate to have enough frequent flier miles for first class, roundtrip tickets on Hawaiian Airline’s direct flight from New York’s JFK to Honolulu. We were very impressed by the seats, service and amenities, despite one hiccup, but we’ll get to that later.

The aloha spirit is evident from the moment you step on the plane. Flight attendants were...
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