Aloha Friday Photo: Maui Sunset Moment

Posted: June 30th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Jennifer Moriel of Fabens, Texas for sharing this very interesting sunset shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. We love all the different tree silhouettes that are captured in contrast with the colorful sunset backdrop.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Fantastic Independence Day events in Hawaii – July 4th 2017

Posted: June 28th, 2017 | Comments Off

You still have time to get to Hawaii to enjoy the many fourth of July events planned across the islands. You’ll find family-friendly celebrations including parades, games, live music, local food and, of course, dazzling fireworks displays!

Some of Hawaii’s July 4th events are unique and special to the islands. With swaying palms and the abundance of Hawaiian music and food, you’ll know you’re in the Aloha State.

The Big Island of Hawaii offers the most unique Independence Day celebrations in the state. In...
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Fantastic Independence Day events in Hawaii – July 4th 2017

Posted: June 28th, 2017 | Comments Off

You still have time to get to Hawaii to enjoy the many fourth of July events planned across the islands. You’ll find family-friendly celebrations including parades, games, live music, local food and, of course, dazzling fireworks displays!

Some of Hawaii’s July 4th events are unique and special to the islands. With swaying palms and the abundance of Hawaiian music and food, you’ll know you’re in the Aloha State.

The Big Island of Hawaii offers the most unique Independence Day celebrations in the state. In...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Scenes from Hawaii Highway 137

Posted: June 23rd, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Marcia Sewick from Waukon, Iowa for sharing these gorgeous photos with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what Marcia shared with us about the above photo:

We visited the Big Island for the first time in February/March 2017 and on our drive in the Puna district, we came upon this scenic spot, one of many, on Highway 137.

This next photo was taken from her car as they were driving on Highway 137 on the way to Kalapana. She described this...
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A tour around Lana’i City

Posted: June 20th, 2017 | Comments Off

Centrally located in the pleasant highlands of the island of Lana’i, Lana’i City is one very charming town. With a population of around 3,000, it’s really no city at all. It’s one of those unique places where everyone knows everyone and everyone is so friendly. We like to think of it as the Mayberry of Hawaii.

Dole Park defines the heart of Lana’i City. It’s the gathering place for picnics, the farmers market and island festivals.

Lana’i City is known for...
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Aloha Friday Photo: “Such a breathtaking place”

Posted: June 16th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Jaana Nuutinen from Brisbane, Australia for sharing this gorgeous lighthouse photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.

Jaana took this photo at Kilauea Lighthouse while visiting Kauai with her daughter. She described this view as “such a breathtaking place.” Yes, indeed, it is, which is why we list it in our recently published Kauai vacation itinerary and travel planner.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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One week vacation itinerary & travel planner for the Big Island of Hawaii

Posted: June 14th, 2017 | Comments Off

Fun days of adventure finished off with evenings of sigh-worthy sunsets are in store for you with our week-long Big Island vacation itinerary. In just seven days, we include all the major highlights of Hawaii’s wonderful Big Island — the active volcano, amazing waterfalls and much more!

Though this itinerary is based on one week, you can easily adapt it for more or less time.

Ideally, we recommend a longer stay than a week on the Big Island and splitting time between the Hilo/Volcano...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Kipuka Puaulu Trail

Posted: June 9th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Marjorie Elliott for sharing this lovely Hawaii trail photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Marjorie took this photo on the Kipuka Puaulu Trail which leads through a bird and wildlife refuge on the Big Island. This loop trail is only 1.2-miles long with very little elevation change.

As you might be able to tell from Margorie’s photo, the trail leads through a beautiful forest. It’s quite peaceful.

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What are the top Hawaii attractions?

Posted: June 6th, 2017 | Comments Off

When the folks from USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards reached out to us to submit a list of the top 20 Hawaii attractions, we had a very difficult time narrowing down the fantastic options across all the Hawaiian Islands. With input from other Hawaii travel experts, USA Today 10 Best received over 60 submissions that they narrowed down to just 20. Here’s that list in alphabetical order:

Akaka Falls – Big Island

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum – Oahu

Diamond Head State Monument – Oahu

Haleakala...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Gorgeous Black Sand Beach at Wai’anapanapa

Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Todd Ginther for sharing this gorgeous shot from Wai’anapanapa State Park on Maui. Here’s what Todd had to say about this site:

Anyone who has driven this road knows how stressful it is navigating its 52 miles of 617 hairpin curves and 59 one lane bridges, so it’s nice to have stops like this one to try and unwind for awhile before journeying onward.  And no matter how good your pictures may be, they cannot do justice...
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