Hawaii vacation news & deals: October 19, 2016

Posted: October 19th, 2016 | Comments Off


* Outrigger Hotels and Resorts just launched a loyalty program, Outrigger DISCOVERY. It’s free to join. After you’ve joined, you can enter to win a great sweepstakes of 18 nights free at nine Outrigger resorts across the Asia-Pacific (including Hawaii) and Indian Ocean. See this link for more information about the sweepstakes.

* Have you heard about the new animated Disney movie Moana that’s set in the Pacific with Polynesian and Hawaiian influences? Hawaiian Airlines is offering a...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Napili Bay

Posted: October 14th, 2016 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Jan Annin for sharing this beautiful dusk photo from her “favorite place ever” — Napili Bay, Maui — with us for Aloha Friday Photos.

What a magical time of day with the sun sending golden rays beyond the horizon, the tiki torches blazing and the pool reflecting the swaying palm trees. We could just stare at this photo for hours.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Beautiful Kauai Visit 2016

Posted: October 10th, 2016 | Comments Off

Poipu Beach at sunset

After a six-night visit to Kauai, the memories of the island’s beauty still resonate. Even though we’ve been to Kauai several times and I know what to expect, the island still puts me in awe- from the verdantly green volcanic mountains to the white sandy beaches and everything in between. If there was a beauty contest for islands, Kauai would most certainly be a...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Swimming with a honu in Hanauma Bay

Posted: October 7th, 2016 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Lone Christiansen for sharing this neat underwater photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Lone said her favorite  memory from her visit to Oahu was swimming with this honu in Hanauma Bay.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii vacation deals & news: October 5, 2016

Posted: October 5th, 2016 | Comments Off
North Shore Kauai

North Shore Kauai

– We’re back from an amazing trip to Kauai. If you were following along on my Instagram or our Facebook accounts, hopefully you enjoyed Kauai’s spectacular scenery. We’ll have much to share about our Kauai adventures in the coming weeks.

– Hilton properties in Hawaii are offering a free night in paradise. Stay five nights or longer and get one night free. Learn more here read the full article »

Aloha Friday Photo: Snorkeling at Captain Cook Monument

Posted: September 30th, 2016 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Ryan Ykimoff from Grand Rapids, Michigan for sending this great snorkel view to us for Aloha Friday Photos. Ryan and his wife, Liz, are currently wrapping up a special visit — their honeymoon — to Oahu and Hawaii, the Big Island.

Ryan took this “turtle-eye-view” photo in Kealakekua Bay at the Captain Cook Monument on Hawaii Island. Here’s what he shared,

We went out with Dolphin Discoveries in Kona, and I highly recommend them. We first...
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Take me there Tuesday: To the black sand beach at Waianapanapa

Posted: September 27th, 2016 | Comments Off

6131472563_9e909951eb_zThere are so many wonderful sights in Hawaii and, then, there are truly incredible places that knock your socks off. Waianapanapa is one of those knock-your-socks-off places.


The black sand beach at Waianapanapa is a short diversion off Maui’s winding road to Hana. It’s one of the must-see stops that we include in our road to Hana advice.

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Aloha Friday Photo: “A truly magical and peaceful place”

Posted: September 23rd, 2016 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Jose Cerda for sharing this tropical scene on Maui with us for Aloha Friday Photos. He commented that Maui is “a truly magical and peaceful place to visit!!!” Yes, it certainly is!

Happy Aloha Friday!

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When do flowers bloom in Hawaii?

Posted: September 19th, 2016 | Comments Off

A tropical garden on Lanai. This photo was taken in winter 2016.

Hawaii’s weather is summer-like all through the year. Even during the “chilliest” months of January and February, daytime highs average in the upper 70s or lower 80s in Fahrenheit. (That translates to around 26/27 degrees Celsius.) With this lovely warm weather, the Hawaiian Islands make a great home for tropical flowers to bloom all through the year.

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Aloha Friday Photo: Lava flowing into the Ocean

Posted: September 16th, 2016 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Shane Turnpin for sharing this incredible lava photo for Aloha Friday Photos.

Shane runs lava boat tours on Hawaii, the Big Island, to see the flows when they’re active….and the flow is amazingly active right now! You can seem more photos from their Facebook page.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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