Hawaii Christmas & New Year’s Eve Events 2018

Posted: December 4th, 2018 | Comments Off

We know many readers have been waiting for our popular lists of holiday activities in Hawaii for the coming season. We’ve been hard at work on those guides which are now ready for use! Here they are:

Christmas in Hawaii

Waikiki/Honolulu Christmas

Maui Christmas

New Year’s Eve in Hawaii

Waikiki/Honolulu New Year’s Eve

Maui New Year’s Eve

Kauai New Year’s Eve

Big Island New Year’s Eve

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Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset in Kihei Maui

Posted: November 30th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Lisa Seyfried of Nelson, British Columbia for this Aloha Friday Photo of a sunset from Kihei, Maui. Isn’t it beautiful how the sunset colors are reflecting on the wet sand?!

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Oahu’s Haleiwa – the shave ice capital of Hawaii

Posted: November 28th, 2018 | Comments Off

Shave ice with coconut, passion fruit and cotton candy flavors and “snow capped” (topped) with sweetened condensed milk.

The charming town of Haleiwa is known for its plantation town history, surfing and shave ice. This North Shore Oahu town has more places to purchase shave ice than anywhere else we know of in Hawaii. So, if you’re looking for a place to enjoy this refreshing treat, then navigate your way to Haleiwa!

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Aloha Black Friday Photo & Hawaii Travel Deals

Posted: November 23rd, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Darlene Czarcinski for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo. She took this photo at night while visiting Oahu.

Night photos can be difficult to capture due to the lack of lighting. Though this nighttime photo is a little blurred, it almost looks like it’s a painting created with broad brushstrokes.

We’re combining Aloha Friday Photos with today’s Black Friday Hawaii travel deals. Though we’ve seen a number of deals, after testing, the following are really worth considering.

Hawaii Travel Black Friday...
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted: November 20th, 2018 | Comments Off

 

As we celebrate Thanksgiving in America this week, it gives us the perfect opportunity to express our gratitude to the loyal readers and friends of Go Visit Hawaii! Together, we have explored the Hawaiian Islands while making the most of our time, learning the culture and saving money.

If you are visiting (or dreaming about visiting) Waikiki for Thanksgiving, check out our Waikiki Thanksgiving guide for dining suggestions and special things to do over the holiday weekend

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Aloha Friday Photo: Ala Wai Boat Harbor

Posted: November 16th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Fred Ramos for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo. This peaceful water scene was taken at Ala Wai Harbor on the northwestern end of Waikiki.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii vacation news: November 12, 2018

Posted: November 12th, 2018 | Comments Off

* Hotel workers at five Hawaii hotels are on strike. We had hoped this strike would be short-lived as many in the past have been, however this one is now five-weeks long. Some visitors have not had pleasant experiences during this strike and initiated a class-action lawsuit. For updates on this strike, check local news sites like Hawaii News Now, the Star Advertiser and Pacific Business News. You...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset between tiki torches

Posted: November 9th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Nichole Sideris for sharing this sunset shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Nichole took this photo during the Royal Kona Luau on Hawaii (Big) Island. What a neat capture!

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii tips & tricks – keep cash on hand

Posted: November 6th, 2018 | Comments Off

We’re back from a trip to Oahu and Hawaii (Big) Island and stocked with lots of new reviews and advice to share. One of the first tips to share is the importance of keeping cash on hand. We were reminded of this several times on our recent trip as we ran a bit low on cash and the automated teller machine in our hotel was out of order.

Why is it helpful to keep cash with you in Hawaii? Let’s look...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Overlooking Kilauea Crater

Posted: November 2nd, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Diana Tan of Canberra, Australia for sharing this interesting Aloha Friday Photo with us. Diana took this photo of the smoking Halemaumau crater while visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in December 2015.

This landscape has changed dramatically since Diana’s visit! Here’s a photo taken of the same crater in August 2018. Photo credit to the USGS.

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