Aloha Friday Photo: Beautiful blue sky

Posted: September 19th, 2014 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Mariola DeFina for sharing this beautiful picture with us for Aloha Friday Photos.

Mariola shared this short note along with the photo, “Beautiful blue sky with bird inflight.” Yes, we agree that sky is a beautiful blue. It’s such a deep blue that I can’t imagine it being even bluer.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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2014 – 2015 season’s first humpback whale was spotted off Kauai!

Posted: September 18th, 2014 | Comments Off

humpback whales

Though Hawaii’s “official” humpback whale season doesn’t start until late December, the first whale sighting of the season occurred this week. According to this KITV report, the crew of Holo Holo Charters spotted a whale about a mile off the west coast of Kauai on September 16th.

If you are visiting Hawaii between now and the end of December, keep your...
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What to know about vacationing in Hawaii in October

Posted: September 16th, 2014 | Comments Off

Hawaii October

When factoring weather, costs and low crowds, October is one of the best months to visit Hawaii. Let’s examine the details showing why October is an excellent month for a Hawaii vacation.

What’s Hawaii’s weather like in October?

After Hawaii’s warmest months of August and September, October temperatures cool down only slightly. Daytime high temperatures at most beach resorts average in the mid to upper 80s F. Nighttime temperatures only dip into the lower 70s F.

October rainfall levels in Hawaii are generally low — especially when...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Wailua Falls, East Maui

Posted: September 12th, 2014 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Russell DeJetley for sharing this stunning photo of Wailua Falls on Maui.

Russell really captured the beauty of this place. He must have used a long exposure to create the milky smooth effect on the waterfall.

Wailua Falls is located on East Maui, past the town on Hana on Highway 31. It’s one of the easiest waterfalls to find and see along the  read the full article »

Your favorite Hawaii places

Posted: September 10th, 2014 | Comments Off

We thoroughly enjoyed reading your favorite places after we posed the question on the blog and on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. We found ourselves nodding in agreement with so many of your choices, but we also learned of some spots we didn’t know.

Let’s take a look at your responses.

How do your favorite islands stack up per Go Visit Hawaii readers and fans?

Oahu was mentioned the most. That’s not too surprising considering more people visit Oahu than any other island. In fact, per the 2013 Hawaii Tourism Authority visitor statistics, more...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Layered sunset

Posted: September 5th, 2014 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Edward Michaels for sharing this sunset photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Edward tells us that he took this photo on the leeward (west side) of Oahu looking towards Lahilahi Point.

It seems that each Oahu sunset is unique. One of the features of this sunset that popped out to us is that it the sunset sky colors appear to be in horizontal layers.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii vacation news & deals: September 2, 2014

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 | Comments Off
Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach

* If you need a virtual visit to Oahu, Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau along with Google Maps has added 360-degree views of Oahu parks and trails. It’s really neat, so do check it out.

* If you are visiting Waikiki this fall, you could take advantage of a deal for a spa day at Na Ho’ola Spa in the Hyatt Regency Waikiki. The regular price for the massage and facial services is $300, but read the full article »

Aloha Friday Photo: Fiery Finish

Posted: August 29th, 2014 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Chief’s Luau for sharing this photo with us for Aloha Friday. This shot shows the Samoan fire knife dancing that typically caps off a great Polynesian dancing show of a luau.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Where’s your favorite place in Hawaii?

Posted: August 26th, 2014 | Comments Off


Do you have a favorite place in Hawaii? Perhaps it’s a specific beach, hiking trail, waterfall, garden, restaurant or hotel? Maybe it’s a place you visualize immediately when you think of Hawaii?

Please share your favorite place in Hawaii along with the reason why in the comments section of this article. Then, stay tuned because you just might see your name and your favorite place highlighted in a future article.

We can’t wait to hear from you. Mahalo for your input!

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Aloha Friday Photo: A view of Diamond Head from the air

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Peter King from the United Kingdom for sharing this view of Diamond Head  with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Peter took this photo from the plane while visiting Hawaii in April.

It’s always exciting to catch the first views Hawaii as your flight comes in for landing. Likewise, as you depart, you savor the final sights of Hawaii while you...
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