Suggestions for what men should wear on vacation in Hawaii [with photos]

Posted: August 11th, 2014 | Comments Off

Aloha guys!

Andy here–I make that distinction because Sheila takes care of 99% of the posts on Go Visit Hawaii. However, she’s asked me to share my tips for what guys should pack–and wear–for their Hawaii vacation.

In Sheila’s guide for what women should wear while on vacation in Hawaii, she went over a lot of basics that are good tips for us guys too–casual, breathable, and loose-fitting clothing should be high on your packing list. Specifically for us gents, here are my tips–based on a few dozen trips to Hawaii bringing only carry-on!

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Hawaii hurricane update from Tropical Storm Iselle (and Hurricane Julio on the way)

Posted: August 8th, 2014 | Comments Off

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In light of Tropical Storm Iselle battering Hawaii with Hurricane Julio on the way, we’ve decided to suspend our usual Aloha Friday Photo series. We felt it would be insensitive to have our normal jovial post of sunny Hawaii while so many people are going through this major tropical storm. Iselle was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm overnight. That’s good news, however, a tropical storm is still quite serious.

At the moment, Iselle is...
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Predict the first 2014 humpback whale sighting in Hawaii

Posted: August 4th, 2014 | Comments Off

2014 whale prediction contest

As autumn approaches, humpback whales start making their way to Hawaii. Though the humpback whale season doesn’t officially start until mid-December, a small population of these amazing creatures arrive earlier. Typically the first sighting is in October, though in 2012, one whale surprised everyone at the end of August.

Humpback whales spend the summer months feeding in the nutrient rich Alaskan waters. As winter approaches, they...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Tangerine sky at sunset

Posted: August 1st, 2014 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Viola Benson and Donna Smith for sharing this beautiful sunset photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Donna took this photo from Waikiki while she and her friend Viola were visiting Oahu in early April.

Each night’s sunset seems to create a new color palette. On this April evening, a vibrant shade of tangerine filled the sky so beautifully.

Wouldn’t you like to be on that sailboat to...
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Hawaii vacation deals & news: July 29, 2014

Posted: July 29th, 2014 | Comments Off
Take a break in this hammock while you read the latest Hawaii vacation deals and news you can use.

Take a break in this hammock while you read the latest Hawaii vacation deals and news you can use.

* Costco Travel always seems to have special Hawaii travel deals. See this page to search for deals. One of the current Costco special offers that we think is an especially good value is a five-night stay at the newly...
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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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