Snow in Hawaii just in time for Christmas

Posted in Visitor Information on December 21st, 2016

A beautiful blanket of snow covered the two tallest volcanic peaks of the island of Hawaii this week. Mauna Kea summit (13,803 feet above sea level) and Mauna Loa (13,679 feet above sea level) are snow capped just in time for Christmas.15625619_1182084301877017_7570090874736970117_o

The above photo was taken by the very talented Hawaii Island photographer James Grenz at sunrise on December 19. The sun seems to be magically illuminating the snow atop Mauna Kea. Isn’t it an incredible...
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Aloha Friday Photo: “Leading Lines”

Posted in Visitor Information on December 16th, 2016

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Mahalo to Devesh Tripathi for sharing this stunning ariel view of windward Oahu with us for Aloha Friday Photos. He entitled this shot “Leading Lines.”

Devesh didn’t mention exactly where this photo was taken. Our guess is that the highway is probably the H3 — which is one of only three interstates…or should we say intrastates… in Hawaii. All three are on Oahu. No matter which freeway is in the picture, we can agree that...
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Hawaiian-style Christmas trees and decorations photos

Posted in Visitor Information on December 14th, 2016

Hawaii gets all decked out for the Christmas holiday. Though you’ll see some of the same decorations that we have on the mainland, like Santa ornaments, you’ll also see lots of decorations inspired by the Hawaiian and island cultures. Let’s take a look at some beautiful Christmas decorations around the Hawaiian islands.

The following photo has a bit of an musical theme with an ukulele and an uli uli, which is a Hawaiian feather-topped gourd percussion instrument.

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Red, glittered flip flops (or slippahs as...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Christmas Hibiscus

Posted in Visitor Information on December 9th, 2016

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Mahalo to Hawaii Island resident and amazing photographer, James Grenz for sharing this beautiful hibiscus photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. The bold red bloom against the green backdrop make this tropical flower look so Christmasy.

Happy Aloha Friday and Mele Kalikimaka!

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Hawaii vacation news & deals: December 7, 2016

Posted in Visitor Information on December 7th, 2016

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– Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. We can’t fully comprehend the tragedy and incredible bravery on that fateful morning of December 7, 1941. With much interest, we’ve been reading and watching the stories of the brave survivors who are returning for the 75th anniversary commemoration today. These are some of the stories of heroes that have caught our eye:

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