Maui July 4th Fireworks & Events 2014

Posted: June 25th, 2014 | Comments Off

july 4th in maui

If Maui is your destination for July 4th, you’ll find fireworks and fun events to celebrate this Independence Day. Here’s what’s on slate for July 4, 2014:

Lahaina July 4th Fireworks Show & Entertainment

After sunset, the night sky will light up with a big fireworks show visible from along the sea wall on Front Street in Lahaina. The fireworks show will start at 8pm.

You can view the fireworks show from the sea wall in Lahaina. The display normally shoots...
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July 4th Fireworks & Events near Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu 2014

Posted: June 24th, 2014 | Comments Off

Oahu really knows how to celebrate Independence Day with a bang! We’ve created our annual list of all the top places to celebrate the day and catch an amazing fireworks show.

July 4th Fireworks at Ala Moana Beach Park (near Waikiki)

Fireworks-WaikikiAla Moana Center has traditionally hosted Oahu’s biggest fireworks show and this year’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular will be no different. The fireworks show is set to start at 8:30 pm at Ala Moana Beach Park. This show is free and...
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Swimming with Honu (Hawaiian Sea Turtles)

Posted: June 24th, 2014 | Comments Off

swimming with honu on kohala coast

While snorkeling along the Kohala Coast on Hawaii’s Big Island, we encountered many honu — so many that it was almost hard not to see them along the shore or in the water. From our experience, the Kohala Coast is perhaps one of the very best places to see honu and swim near them.

Honu swim so gracefully in the water. I could watch...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Hanalei Canyon

Posted: June 20th, 2014 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Jeffrey Murray for supplying this amazing photo with us for our Aloha Friday Photo series.

Jeffrey’s photo from Kauai’s north shore is stunning. What a gorgeous capture of the soft sunbeams illuminating these rugged, green mountains.

Jeffery took this photo during a doors off helicopter tour of Kauai, which he described as a “definite must” for a photography trip to Hawaii. In case you aren’t familiar with the term doors-off helicopter, it’s a tour taken in a helicopter where the...
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In honor and memory of Mr. Buzzy Sproat

Posted: June 18th, 2014 | Comments Off
Ali'i Mule Skinner, Mr. Buzzy Sproat

Ali’i Mule Skinner, Mr. Buzzy Sproat

We were very sad to hear the news of the passing of Mr. Buzzy Sproat. It was this time last year that I had the honor of meeting him on the island of Molokai for the mule ride down to Kalaupapa. Within seconds of being around this softly spoken man, I knew I liked him. His warmth and wit were instantly charming.

Buzzy pioneered the mule...
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Suggestions for what to wear in Hawaii on vacation – female edition (with photos)

Posted: June 17th, 2014 | Comments Off
Andy & Sheila Beal

Your Go Visit Hawaii blog hosts, Andy and Sheila, out for a private dinner on the Hawaiian Island of Lana’i.

Packing for Hawaii is really quite simple. Your comfortable, casual wear will fit in well with Hawaii’s relaxed, laid-back, island vibe.

With Hawaii’s tropical, warm weather, comfort is key. When choosing your clothing for Hawaii, we recommend cotton-based, loose-fitting, breathable and moisture-wicking clothes as they will feel best against your skin. I recommend that you leave your clothes...
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Photo: A morning hike to remember

Posted: June 14th, 2014 | Comments Off

morning sun at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

The age-old saying is that the early bird catches the worm. On this particular occasion, the early hikers enjoy the empty Thurston Lava Tube Trail without another soul in sight. The fresh dew glimmered with the rising morning sun, while the birds sang at the start of a new day. It was a morning to remember.

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Aloha Friday Photo: Kapahulu Pier Breakwater

Posted: June 13th, 2014 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Gray Cargill, a blogger pal who writes Solo Friendly — a blog for solo travelers, for sharing this mesmerizing shot with us. Gray traveled to Honolulu from Burlington, Vermont in January for a wintertime warm up.

We love Gray’s photo along with the reasons she enjoys this spot at Waikiki Beach.

I spent a lot of time on the Kapahulu Pier when I was in...
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Happy King Kamehameha Day!

Posted: June 11th, 2014 | Comments Off

king kamehameha statue

King Kamehameha Day is celebrated as a statewide holiday throughout the Hawaiian Islands on June 11th. This revered king was the first to unite the islands of Hawaii in the late 1700s. He named his kingdom, the Kingdom of Hawaii, after his home island, Hawaii, the Big Island.

If you are visiting Hawaii on King Kamehameha Day, you might find parades as well as...
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Infographic: Hawaii Hotel Trends

Posted: June 9th, 2014 | Comments Off

Andy and I have put together this infographic with lots of useful and interesting information about Hawaii hotel and visitor statistics. Here, you’ll find the freshest annual data from 2013, that shows the annual visitors to Hawaii, the average hotel occupancy for the year, the average statewide hotel rate for Hawaii, the average hotel rates by island, the weekly hotel rate chart depicting the seasonality effect on demand, and more!


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