Photo: A morning hike to remember

Posted: June 14th, 2014 | Comments Off

morning sun at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

The age-old saying is that the early bird catches the worm. On this particular occasion, the early hikers enjoy the empty Thurston Lava Tube Trail without another soul in sight. The fresh dew glimmered with the rising morning sun, while the birds sang at the start of a new day. It was a morning to remember.

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Aloha Friday Photo: Kapahulu Pier Breakwater

Posted: June 13th, 2014 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Gray Cargill, a blogger pal who writes Solo Friendly — a blog for solo travelers, for sharing this mesmerizing shot with us. Gray traveled to Honolulu from Burlington, Vermont in January for a wintertime warm up.

We love Gray’s photo along with the reasons she enjoys this spot at Waikiki Beach.

I spent a lot of time on the Kapahulu Pier when I was in...
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Happy King Kamehameha Day!

Posted: June 11th, 2014 | Comments Off

king kamehameha statue

King Kamehameha Day is celebrated as a statewide holiday throughout the Hawaiian Islands on June 11th. This revered king was the first to unite the islands of Hawaii in the late 1700s. He named his kingdom, the Kingdom of Hawaii, after his home island, Hawaii, the Big Island.

If you are visiting Hawaii on King Kamehameha Day, you might find parades as well as...
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Infographic: Hawaii Hotel Trends

Posted: June 9th, 2014 | Comments Off

Andy and I have put together this infographic with lots of useful and interesting information about Hawaii hotel and visitor statistics. Here, you’ll find the freshest annual data from 2013, that shows the annual visitors to Hawaii, the average hotel occupancy for the year, the average statewide hotel rate for Hawaii, the average hotel rates by island, the weekly hotel rate chart depicting the seasonality effect on demand, and more!


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