Aloha Friday Photo: Morning a Anaeho’omalu Bay

Posted: March 23rd, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Hawaii Island photographer James Grenz for sharing this lovely Aloha Friday Photo with us.

James’ photo was taken with morning light at Anaeho’omalu Bay on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii (Big) Island. What a lovely scene with the dappled clouds and crisp view of the volcano in the background are so pretty. We also like the bright green trees and shrubs reflecting on the bay.

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When is the best time to see lava in Hawaii?

Posted: March 20th, 2018 | Comments Off

Active lava breakouts flowing on the coastal plain in March 2017.

We are frequently asked about when is the best time to see lava in Hawaii. There are multiple answers a question like that, which appears to be a simple question on the surface. Today, we’re going to help you understand more about the best ways and time to see lava.

1. The lava/volcano must be active in order to see active lava. 

Currently, the only volcano in Hawaii that is...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Anini Beach on Kauai’s North Shore

Posted: March 16th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Liza Mello for sharing this lovely beach scene with us for Aloha Friday Photos. This photo was taken at Anini Beach near the Princeville area of Kauai’s North Shore. Liza described Anini as “awesome.” We definitely give it two thumbs up.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Take me there Tuesday: Waimea Canyon, Kauai

Posted: March 13th, 2018 | Comments Off

Though smaller in size than the Grand Canyon, Waimea Canyon certainly rivals the grand one in color and beauty.

Waimea Canyon is located on the southwest side of Kauai. A winding-drive up Waimea Canyon Drive, Highway 550, will lead to several roadside stops to take in views of the canyon.

We include time to explore Waimea Canyon plus other nearby scenic spots in our Kauai vacation...
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Aloha Friday Photo: West side Oahu

Posted: March 9th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Teresa Thiele for sharing this beautiful west side Oahu photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. What a lovely ocean scene that’s nicely framed by trees.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Souvenirs from Hawaii – what to get and where to buy.

Posted: March 7th, 2018 | Comments Off

Aloha Stadium Swap Meet

When you experience Hawaii for the first time, you wish your friends and family could also enjoy this paradise on earth. Bringing them a gift from Hawaii is not a substitute for visiting Hawaii, but it’s certainly a good consolation. Plus, you may like to get yourself a souvenir to remind you of your special vacation. Today we offer some souvenir suggestions — both what to purchase and some recommendations of where to buy them.


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Aloha Friday Photo: Sea Life Park (+ a less than perfect Hawaii vacation experience)

Posted: March 2nd, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to William Seavey from San Luis Obispo, California for sharing this pretty coastal view from Sea Life Park on Oahu for Aloha Friday Photos.

William and his wife visited Oahu in January…and, though he enjoyed Hawaii and hopes to return again, he also had a less than perfect experience. Here’s what William shared about his trip:

We travel to Hawaii nearly every year and the state is, in contrast to the weather in most parts of the continental U.S., certainly a...
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Where to see green sea turtles (honu) in Hawaii

Posted: February 28th, 2018 | Comments Off

For many first time visitors to Hawaii, seeing Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu) is a vacation bucket list item. No matter how many times we’ve seen them, it’s still a thrill for us with each new encounter.

Before we discuss where you might see honu, it’s very important to advise you that they are legally protected under the Endangered Species Act. From NOAA, the guidelines for viewing green sea turtles state:

Aloha Friday Photo: Black Rock Cliff Diver

Posted: February 23rd, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Carol Zilic of Naperville, Illinois for sharing this great cliff diver photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Carol took this photo while visiting Maui (and other islands) in February last year. Here’s what she tells us about this experience:

We have watched the Black Rock cliff diver from the beach on Ka’anapali several times, but this trip we decided to have our dinner at the Sheraton Maui Cliff Dive Grill.  We were glad we...
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Cheap flights to Hawaii? Don’t book until you read these 6 tips!

Posted: February 21st, 2018 | Comments Off

Maui from the air.

As we’ve already established, flights to Hawaii are rather long. So, if you’re going to be cooped up in a plane for several hours, you should spend some time making a good flight selection. We outline the important points to consider as you’re choosing a flight to Hawaii.

Is the cheapest flight to Hawaii the best option? Are you flying longer to Hawaii than is necessary? Are you going...
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