Aloha Friday Photo: Kauai hibiscus beauty

Posted: July 25th, 2014 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Barbara Cooper for sharing this gorgeous photo with us. She snapped this photo while visiting Kauai in February.

The striking yellow hibiscus with red accents is amazingly beautiful. This vibrant bloom is framed nicely with pislm trees and lovely sky Hawaiian sky in the background. What a beauty!

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Top Lana’i Adventures

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 | Comments Off

There’s a common misconception that there’s nothing to do on Lanai. Au contraire! There’s plenty of exciting adventures that will make memories for a lifetime. We’ve visited Lana’i at least a half a dozen times — and we’ve never run out of things to do.

So, what sort of vacation adventures does Lana’i offer? Let’s take a look.

Go off roading

Rent a four-wheel drive for a day or two to discover Lanai’s secluded beaches, a most unusual rock garden, historic villages and much more.

Aloha Friday Photo: Green Sand Beach on Big Island of Hawaii

Posted: July 18th, 2014 | Comments Off

Green Sand Beach

Mahalo to Kelly Driscoll-Smith for sharing this unique Hawaii Island photo with us. Kelly took this photo at Papakolea Beach — also known as the Green Sand Beach.

How does this green sand beach get it’s color? I’ll let Wikipedia explain:

The cinder cone is rich in olivine, a silicate mineral containing iron and magnesium, also known as peridot when of gem quality. Olivine is a common...
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Hawaii vacation deals & news: July 16, 2014

Posted: July 16th, 2014 | Comments Off


* If you are thinking about a late summer or fall trip to Hawaii, it’s time to start to keep your eyes on airfare. Hawaiian Airlines is starting to show lower fares for travel between August 19 and November 19, 2014 with fares starting at $438 roundtrip. For a quick search of the lowest fares available from your home airport, we...
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What you need to know about visiting Hawaii in August

Posted: July 14th, 2014 | Comments Off

August in Hawaii

If you are considering an August vacation in Hawaii, you may be wondering if it’s a good time to visit the islands of Aloha. Let’s examine weather, costs, visitor statistics and more to help you decide if August is the best time for you to vacation in the Hawaiian Islands.

What’s Hawaii’s weather like in August?

August and September are two of the hottest...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Wailea Beach Day

Posted: July 11th, 2014 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Kathleen Wiegand for sharing this beautiful beach photo with us for our Aloha Friday Photo series. This photo was taken from sunny South Maui where Kathleen tells us she was enjoying a day at the beach in Wailea.

We love the perspective of this photo. It’s so close to sand-level that you can almost feel like you’re sitting there on that golden sandy...
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Aloha Friday Photo: A diamond of an oath

Posted: July 4th, 2014 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Debbie for sharing this perfectly timed photo from the top of Diamond Head. Debbie suggested that we share this photo for 4th of July, which is an excellent idea.

So, how did Debbie get this photo? I’ll let Debbie share her story:

This photo was taken in April 2011 on our first visit to Waikiki and Kauai.  We hiked up to Diamond Head behind a group of soldiers.  We were very surprised to see that upon reaching...
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What you need to know about planning a July vacation to Hawaii

Posted: June 30th, 2014 | Comments Off

visiting hawaii in july

We continue our month by month examination all the important criteria – such as costs, weather, crowds and special events –  to evaluate when is the best time for you to visit Hawaii. It’s now time to focus in on the month of July.

What’s the weather like in Hawaii in July?

July’s weather in Hawaii can be described as very summer-like with...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset with an audience

Posted: June 27th, 2014 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Tony Bartlett for sending this Waikiki sunset photo to us for our Aloha Friday Photo series.

I really like Tony’s unique composition of this shot, that not only features an eye-catching sunset, but also shows the many people out enjoying the moment. Waikiki sunsets always seem to have an adoring audience and deservedly so.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Celebrating July 4th 2014 in Hawaii

Posted: June 26th, 2014 | Comments Off

july 4th in hawaii

We always say that Hawaii knows how to celebrate a holiday and this fourth of July will be no exception. Independence Day celebrations in Hawaii include patriotic parades and fireworks, of course. In addition to those traditional events you’ll also find celebrations that are very unique to Hawaii, such as the juvenile honu (turtle) release ceremony at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and the fundraiser rubber...
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