Aloha Friday Photo: Kalalau Valley Lookout

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Joseph Fishwick for sending in this lovely snap of one of Kauai’s most iconic views — the Kalalau Valley.  You can easily enjoy this same view by visiting Kokee State Park, which is one of the many must-see places in Kauai.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii festivals and special events May – August 2017

Posted: April 4th, 2017 | Comments Off

Are you headed to the Hawaiian Islands in the coming months? Or, are you looking for inspiration to go? Perhaps one of the following special events will strike your fancy.

We list Hawaii’s major cultural and special events planned from May through August, 2017. Note that the links listed will provide many more details about the events.


1st – All islands – Lei Day – A celebration of the traditions and beauty of the Hawaiian lei. Check local newspapers for special Lei...
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Aloha Friday Photo: A bird’s eye view of lava

Posted: March 31st, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to S. Okon of Yaphank, New York for sharing this photo taken in February 2017 from a helicopter tour. Through the smoke and steam, you can see a red-hot stream of lava pouring out. What a sight to behold! Having the chance to see lava activity is one of many reasons to visit Hawaii’s Big Island.

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Hawaii vacation news & deals: March 29, 2017

Posted: March 29th, 2017 | Comments Off

–, a flight search engine, is offering $10 off flights booked to Honolulu with promo code 10HNL. That promo code is valid through April 2, 2017. You might recall that CheapAir is one of the resources we recommend for finding the lowest airfare to Hawaii.

– Hilton Hawaii is offering a sweepstakes to win a five-night stay plus air for two on Hawaiian Airlines. See the rules and enter here....
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Aloha Friday Photo: A wallpaper worthy Maui vacation photo

Posted: March 24th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Karl Moss of Raleigh, North Carolina for submitting this serene, Maui shot for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what he shared about this picture:

Here’s one of my favorite pics from our 25th anniversary trip. This was taken from our condo in Kaanapali. You can see Moloka’i in the distance. Even after 6 years, this is still my wallpaper on my computer at work!

It’s a wallpaper worthy shot, for sure!

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Enter to win camera accessories!

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 | Comments Off

Photographers capturing sunset at the summit of Haleakala, Maui.

We have some great camera accessories to giveaway! We have two prize packs and both of them include tripods. As you may recall, our award-winning photographer Andy gives five great reasons why a tripod helps you take better photos in Hawaii.

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Is first class on Hawaiian Airlines worth it from JFK to HNL?

Posted: March 20th, 2017 | Comments Off

Window and aisle first class seats on Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330 – JFK to HNL. Seats 3A and 3B.

We were fortunate to have enough frequent flier miles for first class, roundtrip tickets on Hawaiian Airline’s direct flight from New York’s JFK to Honolulu. We were very impressed by the seats, service and amenities, despite one hiccup, but we’ll get to that later.

The aloha spirit is evident from the moment you step on the plane. Flight attendants were...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Colorful Hawaiian Sunset

Posted: March 17th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Melody Demars for sharing this colorful Hawaiian sunset with us for Aloha Friday Photos.We love the reflection of the sky in the tidepools.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii’s Big Island like you’ve never seen it before

Posted: March 13th, 2017 | Comments Off

We’re just back from an amazing visit to Hawaii Island (aka The Big Island) and put together this video that shows Hawaii from the air, ground, and ocean–all in stunning, 4K, ultra high definition.

If you’re planning a trip to The Big Island, this will get you excited for your visit. If you’re not, then this will likely put Hawaii’s largest island on your vacation planning radar.


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Aloha Friday Photo: “Winter Visitors”

Posted: March 10th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Carol Zilic of Naperville, Illinois for sharing this outstanding whale breach photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Carol visited in February, which is the peak of Hawaii’s winter humpback whale season. Here’s what she shared,

Whales were very busy breaching on this trip with Captain Steve’s 2 hour whale watch in Maui. It always is tons of fun-you never know what your trip will have for you.

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