Aloha Friday Photo: East Oahu Tour Stop

Posted in Visitor Information on October 20th, 2017

Mahalo to Andrea Thomas for sharing this nice Oahu view with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Andrea’s photo is from the Makapuu Point Lookout on the eastern side of Oahu. She tells us that she took this photo while on a tour around Oahu.

The view at Makapuu Point is truly stunning and well worth planning into your Oahu vacation itinerary or for a sightseeing day trip to Oahu from one of...
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Fun things to do in Kauai on a rainy day

Posted in Visitor Information on October 17th, 2017

From the moment of landing, visitors are in awe of Kauai’s velvety green mountains. The island is known as the Garden Isle because of it’s lush, tropical landscapes. To make a garden grow both sun and rain are required, so there’s got to be rain sometimes. Typically, most rain falls overnight in Hawaii, but occasionally visitors may encounter a rainy day in Kauai. (Read more about Kauai weather patterns.) If you do experience a rainy day on Kauai, there are...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Painted Church

Posted in Visitor Information on October 13th, 2017

Mahalo to Barbara Herbst for sharing this lovely photo of Saint Benedict’s Catholic Church on the Big Island.

Saint Benedict’s is more commonly known as Painted Church due to the beautiful murals inside the church. We don’t normally share one of our own photos on Aloha Friday Photo, however, the following photo from our collection shows the interior of Painted Church so that you can get an idea of why the church is called Painted Church.

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Hawaii vacation news: Southwest coming to Hawaii + Whales are back!

Posted in Visitor Information on October 12th, 2017

In the past 48 hours, there’s been a couple big Hawaii vacation news items pop up.

– Southwest Airlines announced they will begin flying to and from Hawaii. They’ve not provided a specific time frame or indicated routes. Ticket sales will begin in 2018. This low-cost airline will definitely create some competition which may result in better fares all around. Here’s the Hawaii News Now segment about this big news announcement.

– The first humpback whale sighting was on October 10th...
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What are the public transportation options in Hawaii?

Posted in Visitor Information on October 10th, 2017

For best Hawaii vacation access and independence, we recommend getting a rental (hire) car, but if you can’t or don’t want to rent a car, you do have public transportation options. Currently, the only public transportation options in Hawaii are via bus. There are no trains, trams or subways. Here’s the list of bus systems on each of the four major Hawaiian Islands:

OahuTheBus – Oahu’s bus system is Hawaii’s best bus system with great island coverage and...
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