Mahalo to Mariola DeFina for sharing this beautiful picture with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Mariola shared this short note along with the photo, “Beautiful blue sky with bird inflight.” Yes, we agree that sky is a beautiful blue. It’s such a deep blue that I can’t imagine it being even bluer. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
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Recent Hawaii Travel Advice
Though Hawaii’s “official” humpback whale season doesn’t start until late December, the first whale sighting of the season occurred this week. According to this KITV report, the crew of Holo Holo Charters spotted a whale about a mile off the west coast of Kauai on September 16th. If you are visiting Hawaii between now and the end of December, keep your ... Read More »
When factoring weather, costs and low crowds, October is one of the best months to visit Hawaii. Let’s examine the details showing why October is an excellent month for a Hawaii vacation. What’s Hawaii’s weather like in October? After Hawaii’s warmest months of August and September, October temperatures cool down only slightly. Daytime high temperatures at most beach resorts average ... Read More »
Mahalo to Russell DeJetley for sharing this stunning photo of Wailua Falls on Maui. Russell really captured the beauty of this place. He must have used a long exposure to create the milky smooth effect on the waterfall. Wailua Falls is located on East Maui, past the town on Hana on Highway 31. It’s one of the easiest waterfalls to ... Read More »
We thoroughly enjoyed reading your favorite places after we posed the question on the blog and on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. We found ourselves nodding in agreement with so many of your choices, but we also learned of some spots we didn’t know. Let’s take a look at your responses. How do your favorite islands stack up per ... Read More »
Mahalo to Edward Michaels for sharing this sunset photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Edward tells us that he took this photo on the leeward (west side) of Oahu looking towards Lahilahi Point. It seems that each Oahu sunset is unique. One of the features of this sunset that popped out to us is that it the sunset sky colors ... Read More »
* If you need a virtual visit to Oahu, Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau along with Google Maps has added 360-degree views of Oahu parks and trails. It’s really neat, so do check it out. * If you are visiting Waikiki this fall, you could take advantage of a deal for a spa day at Na Ho’ola Spa in the ... Read More »
Mahalo to Chief’s Luau for sharing this photo with us for Aloha Friday. This shot shows the Samoan fire knife dancing that typically caps off a great Polynesian dancing show of a luau. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
Do you have a favorite place in Hawaii? Perhaps it’s a specific beach, hiking trail, waterfall, garden, restaurant or hotel? Maybe it’s a place you visualize immediately when you think of Hawaii? Please share your favorite place in Hawaii along with the reason why in the comments section of this article. Then, stay tuned because you just might see your ... Read More »
Mahalo to Peter King from the United Kingdom for sharing this view of Diamond Head with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Peter took this photo from the plane while visiting Hawaii in April. It’s always exciting to catch the first views Hawaii as your flight comes in for landing. Likewise, as you depart, you savor the final sights of Hawaii ... Read More »
Hawaii Vacation Tips & Tricks
- We have received comments and questions from several readers who are concerned about driving and parking in Honolulu and more specifically, Honolulu’s tourist center — Waikiki Beach. Navigating Waikiki in a rental car can be intimidating for some folks. I think it all depends on your own driving experiences — if you regularly drive in New York City, Chicago or even any mid-sized city, you probably feel confident about driving anywhere, but many folks visiting Oahu ... Read More »