Aloha Friday Photos: Stitch at Akaka Falls

Posted in Visitor Information on January 18th, 2019

Mahalo to Janielle Linder of Lake Stevens, Washington for sharing this cute photo for Aloha Friday Photos. Stitch is the rambunctious character from the from Lilo and Stitch — an animated Disney movie based in Hawaii. In Janielle’s photo, beautiful Akaka Falls on Hawaii (Big) Island is in the background. Stitch sure looks pleased to be there.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Review: Thrilling, doors-off Oahu helicopter tour with Magnum (P.I.) Helicopters

Posted in Visitor Information on January 15th, 2019

Oahu is beautiful to see from ground level, but viewing it from the air adds a whole new level of fascination. We gained a new appreciation for the island as we soared above with Magnum Helicopters.

On our way to our helicopter tour, we were absolutely giddy with excitement. Of course a helicopter tour is exciting enough, but we were about to ride in the same helicopter that’s used in the new Magnum P.I. television series! We kept...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Molokini Crater

Posted in Visitor Information on January 11th, 2019

Mahalo to Codi Rothgarn for sharing this nice shot with us for our Aloha Friday Photos series. Codi’s photo is of Molokini Crater, which is a few miles off the south coast of Maui. Only a crescent-shaped section of Molokini extends above sea level. This bird and marine sanctuary is an excellent snorkeling spot, which is one of the top activities that we recommend in our week-long Maui vacation itinerary.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii festivals and special events: January – April 2019

Posted in Visitor Information on January 8th, 2019

There are many excellent cultural events to discover in Hawaii throughout the year. For this article, we’ll be focusing on the festivals happening between now and April.

We’re listing upcoming events chronologically by month. Our format for each event is: date (or date range) – island – event. Where possible we link to the event. From those links you can find more details. Sometimes details are not updated until closer to the event. At the moment, dates and details haven’t been announced for a...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Whale breaching in Maui

Posted in Visitor Information on January 4th, 2019

Mahalo to Karis Daphne from Nevada for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo. Here’s what she tells us about this excellent whale breach shot:

This was taken during a whale watching cruise in Maui last February. This guy breached about 15 times for us, an absolutely amazing and humbling experience!

Humpback whale season is is one of the best parts of visiting Hawaii in winter months. January, February and March are the three best...
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