Souvenirs from Hawaii – what to get and where to buy.

Posted: March 7th, 2018 | Comments Off

Aloha Stadium Swap Meet

When you experience Hawaii for the first time, you wish your friends and family could also enjoy this paradise on earth. Bringing them a gift from Hawaii is not a substitute for visiting Hawaii, but it’s certainly a good consolation. Plus, you may like to get yourself a souvenir to remind you of your special vacation. Today we offer some souvenir suggestions — both what to purchase and some recommendations of where to buy them.


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Aloha Friday Photo: Sea Life Park (+ a less than perfect Hawaii vacation experience)

Posted: March 2nd, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to William Seavey from San Luis Obispo, California for sharing this pretty coastal view from Sea Life Park on Oahu for Aloha Friday Photos.

William and his wife visited Oahu in January…and, though he enjoyed Hawaii and hopes to return again, he also had a less than perfect experience. Here’s what William shared about his trip:

We travel to Hawaii nearly every year and the state is, in contrast to the weather in most parts of the continental U.S., certainly a...
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Where to see green sea turtles (honu) in Hawaii

Posted: February 28th, 2018 | Comments Off

For many first time visitors to Hawaii, seeing Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu) is a vacation bucket list item. No matter how many times we’ve seen them, it’s still a thrill for us with each new encounter.

Before we discuss where you might see honu, it’s very important to advise you that they are legally protected under the Endangered Species Act. From NOAA, the guidelines for viewing green sea turtles state:

Aloha Friday Photo: Black Rock Cliff Diver

Posted: February 23rd, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Carol Zilic of Naperville, Illinois for sharing this great cliff diver photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Carol took this photo while visiting Maui (and other islands) in February last year. Here’s what she tells us about this experience:

We have watched the Black Rock cliff diver from the beach on Ka’anapali several times, but this trip we decided to have our dinner at the Sheraton Maui Cliff Dive Grill.  We were glad we...
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Cheap flights to Hawaii? Don’t book until you read these 6 tips!

Posted: February 21st, 2018 | Comments Off

Maui from the air.

As we’ve already established, flights to Hawaii are rather long. So, if you’re going to be cooped up in a plane for several hours, you should spend some time making a good flight selection. We outline the important points to consider as you’re choosing a flight to Hawaii.

Is the cheapest flight to Hawaii the best option? Are you flying longer to Hawaii than is necessary? Are you going...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Viewing Diamond Head from Tantalus Drive

Posted: February 16th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to David from Wendell, North Carolina for sharing this excellent view of Honolulu and Diamond Head with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what he shared about this photo:

My wife and I took my Mother back to Oahu in May.  My Father was stationed there in 1959 right after they were married.  We were on the move every day and saw a lot of sights including the house where they lived.  Information from your page was used...
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Take me there Tuesday: Hamoa Beach, Maui

Posted: February 13th, 2018 | Comments Off


In a previous “Take me there Tuesday” we featured the black sand beach of Waianapanapa off the road to Hana. Today’s featured beach is further down this picturesque drive to Hamoa Beach and, oh, it is a stunner!

Hamoa Beach is located just past (south) the town on Hana off the short but very scenic Haneoo Road. This crescent-shaped beach is hugged by lava rock cliffs and lush, green tropical trees and shrubs.

There are a...
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Aloha Friday Photo: A treasured lei

Posted: February 9th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Joanne McCrery of Parkesburg, Pennsylvania for sharing this lovely memory and photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what she tells us,

This is the lei I made on my cruise around Hawaii two years ago. We were on the Norwegian Pride of America just before Valentines Day. I was able to keep it fresh enough to take home to show my family four days later. I will remember that Valentines Day for years to come.

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Hawaii vacation news & deals: February 6, 2018

Posted: February 6th, 2018 | Comments Off

* Hawaiian Airlines and Moana Surfrider have teamed up to offer a Hawaii “Relaxcation” sweepstakes. The grand prize is three-night stay at the Moana Surfrider in Waikiki, a spa package and 140,000 HawaiianMiles, which is enough for two roundtrip tickets. This sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years and older. See this link to enter and for more information.

* Kona Coffee & Tea is celebrating their 20th anniversary with a nice giveaway...
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Aloha Friday Photo: A sunset suprise

Posted: February 2nd, 2018 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Tiffany Winburn from Hartwell, Georgia for sharing this beautiful photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this photo near Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park which is one of the must-sees sites of a Hawaii (Big) Island vacation.

Tiffany’s photo reminds us that the sunset itself is not the only beautiful scene. This photo faces towards the island, with the setting sun and ocean at her back....
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