Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset at Sunset Beach

Posted: March 23rd, 2012 | Comments Off


Today’s beautiful Aloha Friday Photo was taken on Oahu’s Sunset Beach by Scott Harmon of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Scott and his wife, Jane, recently enjoyed their first trip to Hawaii. They spent four days in Waikiki and 4 days on the North Shore at Sunset Beach. That’s a great way to have two different vacation experiences on the same island.

Scott had this to say about his trip, “It...
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Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: March 22, 2012

Posted: March 22nd, 2012 | Comments Off


* Hilton Hawaii resorts is giving away a 5-night Hawaii vacation with a private golf clinic hosted by professional golfer Se Ri Pak. See more about this giveaway and the entry details here.

* Outrigger Hotels and Hawaiian Airlines have teamed up to offer a Hawaii vacation sweepstakes. The winner gets 6 nights at an Outrigger hotel or condo, roundtrip airfare for two on Hawaiian Airlines and more. This contest is open to US and Canada...
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Luxury Stay Ritz-Carlton Kapalua in Maui

Posted: March 21st, 2012 | Comments Off
Ritz-Carlton Kapalua

Ritz-Carlton Kapalua

On my very first visit to Hawaii in 2003, we stayed next door to the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua in the Kapalua Villas. Back then, villa guests were welcome to enjoy the three-tiered pool at Ritz-Carlton Kapalua. That’s when I first fell in love with this beautiful Maui resort. I guess you could say it was my first Maui hotel crush. Fast forward about 9 years later, I finally had the chance to stay...
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Great Products That Make Traveling Easier (& You Could Win Them!)

Posted: March 19th, 2012 | Comments Off

Travel products

You know I’m big on traveling light. Andy and I have engineered Hawaii packing to a science, so we travel to Hawaii with carry-on luggage – that’s it.  By packing light, we skip paying luggage fees and bypass waiting at the baggage carrousel to get onto the fun!

I’m always on the lookout for products that make traveling light easier. So, when the oneCARE Company asked...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Purple Twilight Edition

Posted: March 16th, 2012 | Comments Off

Erin Turtle Bay

Today’s Aloha Friday Photo comes to us from Erin Jones of Colorado. Erin and her husband recently enjoyed a romantic stay at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore.

The purples and pinks of this twilight sky are beautiful. In between the milky rolling waves, you can see bits of the sky reflecting off the ocean. Blazing tiki torches by the pool...
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Outstanding Travel Deals For Big Island Film Festival

Posted: March 15th, 2012 | Comments Off

Free family films screened outdoors at The Shops at Mauna Lani, photo by Jeff Sears

You might recall seeing the Big Island Film Festival on our list of the top Big Island festivals and celebrations. The Big Island Film Festival is scheduled for May 24 – 28 at the Mauna Lani resort area on the Kohala Coast.

I’ve been...
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Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: March 15, 2012

Posted: March 15th, 2012 | Comments Off
Lanai -- Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods)

Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods) on Lana'i

* Options for getting to Lanai will get a bit better starting April 15 with direct flights from Maui (OGG)  to Lanai (LNY) on Mokulele Airlines. (Source)

* We’re excited to announce that we’ll be covering the Second Annual Lanai Ukulele Festival April 13 – 15. Andy will have more...
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Top Kauai Festivals & Celebrations

Posted: March 12th, 2012 | Comments Off

Opening Ceremony, Festival of Lights(1.25MB)

If you’re going to Kauai for your vacation, you might want to plan in one of these top celebrations. Kauai festivals make great places to immerse in local culture.

Waimea Town Celebration
Late February
Waimea Town is Kauai’s most ancient settlement and a capital from anckient Hawaiian days. In it’s 35th year, this celebration includes sporting events like canoe racing, craft making competitions and ukulele playing contest.

Prince Kuhio...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Poipu Panorama

Posted: March 9th, 2012 | Comments Off


Today’s Aloha Friday Photo comes to us from Cliff Jenson, who just spent six weeks in Poipu on Kauai. The above photo shows the wonderful view he enjoyed from his lanai at Poipu Sands Resort.

Cliff is a repeat visitor to Hawaii. You can find more of his beautiful Hawaii travel photos from his Smug Mug account.

Mahalo to Cliff for sharing this photo with us! 

© Go Visit Hawaii – Republication...
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Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: March 7, 2012

Posted: March 7th, 2012 | Comments Off

Lanai Palm

*  Anyone up for an island hop? To celebrate Maui’s OGG airport becoming a second Hawaii hub for Hawaiian Airlines, the company is putting inter-island flights to/from Maui on sale starting at $69 one-way. Round-trip purchase is not required to get this low fare. You must purchase the tickets by March 12 for travel between March 13 and June 30, 2012.  [The fine print: Fare applies for non-stop one-way (and does not require a roundtrip purchase) itinerary between...
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