Take me there Tuesday: Waimea Canyon, Kauai

Posted in Visitor Information on March 13th, 2018

Though smaller in size than the Grand Canyon, Waimea Canyon certainly rivals the grand one in color and beauty.

Waimea Canyon is located on the southwest side of Kauai. A winding-drive up Waimea Canyon Drive, Highway 550, will lead to several roadside stops to take in views of the canyon.

We include time to explore Waimea Canyon plus other nearby scenic spots in our Kauai vacation...
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Aloha Friday Photo: West side Oahu

Posted in Visitor Information on March 9th, 2018

Mahalo to Teresa Thiele for sharing this beautiful west side Oahu photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. What a lovely ocean scene that’s nicely framed by trees.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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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:

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