Souvenirs from Hawaii – what to get and where to buy.

Posted in Visitor Information on March 7th, 2018

Aloha Stadium Swap Meet

When you experience Hawaii for the first time, you wish your friends and family could also enjoy this paradise on earth. Bringing them a gift from Hawaii is not a substitute for visiting Hawaii, but it’s certainly a good consolation. Plus, you may like to get yourself a souvenir to remind you of your special vacation. Today we offer some souvenir suggestions — both what to purchase and some recommendations of where to buy them.

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Aloha Friday Photo: Sea Life Park (+ a less than perfect Hawaii vacation experience)

Posted in Visitor Information on March 2nd, 2018

Mahalo to William Seavey from San Luis Obispo, California for sharing this pretty coastal view from Sea Life Park on Oahu for Aloha Friday Photos.

William and his wife visited Oahu in January…and, though he enjoyed Hawaii and hopes to return again, he also had a less than perfect experience. Here’s what William shared about his trip:

We travel to Hawaii nearly every year and the state is, in contrast to the weather in most parts of the continental U.S., certainly a...
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Where to see green sea turtles (honu) in Hawaii

Posted in Visitor Information on February 28th, 2018

For many first time visitors to Hawaii, seeing Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu) is a vacation bucket list item. No matter how many times we’ve seen them, it’s still a thrill for us with each new encounter.

Before we discuss where you might see honu, it’s very important to advise you that they are legally protected under the Endangered Species Act. From NOAA, the guidelines for viewing green sea turtles state:

Aloha Friday Photo: Black Rock Cliff Diver

Posted in Visitor Information on February 23rd, 2018


Mahalo to Carol Zilic of Naperville, Illinois for sharing this great cliff diver photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Carol took this photo while visiting Maui (and other islands) in February last year. Here’s what she tells us about this experience:

We have watched the Black Rock cliff diver from the beach on Ka’anapali several times, but this trip we decided to have our dinner at the Sheraton Maui Cliff Dive Grill.  We were glad we...
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Cheap flights to Hawaii? Don’t book until you read these 6 tips!

Posted in Visitor Information on February 21st, 2018

Maui from the air.

As we’ve already established, flights to Hawaii are rather long. So, if you’re going to be cooped up in a plane for several hours, you should spend some time making a good flight selection. We outline the important points to consider as you’re choosing a flight to Hawaii.

Is the cheapest flight to Hawaii the best option? Are you flying longer to Hawaii than is necessary? Are you going...
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