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Aloha Friday Photo: Turtle Bay Twilight

Mahalo to Erin Jones of Colorado for submitting this beautiful twilight scene to us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this photo while enjoying a stay at Turtle Bay Resort. We can almost hear the sound of the waves and see the flickering of the tiki torches. A moment like this is definitely photo-worthy. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Quiet, please … the honu are sleeping

Mahalo to Andrew Casey of Nuriootpa, South Australia for sending this excellent honu photo to us for Aloha Friday Photos! Here’s what Andrew shared, Taken at black sand beach on the Big Island. My first overseas holiday and first encounter with beautiful sea turtles sleeping on the beach. Those are two wonderful firsts! What an amazing scene with so many ... Read More »

Detailed review: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

On the sunny south shore of Kauai, Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa reigns as the area’s top luxury hotel. Situated on 50 beautifully-landscaped, oceanfront acres, this resort has really embraced their sense of place on the island with the moniker the garden isle. As we walked around the resort, there were so many tropical flowers, trees and shrubs that ... Read More »

Hawaii festivals and special events May – August 2017

Are you headed to the Hawaiian Islands in the coming months? Or, are you looking for inspiration to go? Perhaps one of the following special events will strike your fancy. We list Hawaii’s major cultural and special events planned from May through August, 2017. Note that the links listed will provide many more details about the events. May 1st – ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A bird’s eye view of lava

Mahalo to S. Okon of Yaphank, New York for sharing this photo taken in February 2017 from a helicopter tour. Through the smoke and steam, you can see a red-hot stream of lava pouring out. What a sight to behold! Having the chance to see lava activity is one of many reasons to visit Hawaii’s Big Island. — Do you have ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: March 29, 2017

– CheapAir.com, a flight search engine, is offering $10 off flights booked to Honolulu with promo code 10HNL. That promo code is valid through April 2, 2017. You might recall that CheapAir is one of the resources we recommend for finding the lowest airfare to Hawaii. – Hilton Hawaii is offering a sweepstakes to win a five-night stay plus air ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A wallpaper worthy Maui vacation photo

Mahalo to Karl Moss of Raleigh, North Carolina for submitting this serene, Maui shot for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what he shared about this picture: Here’s one of my favorite pics from our 25th anniversary trip. This was taken from our condo in Kaanapali. You can see Moloka’i in the distance. Even after 6 years, this is still my wallpaper ... Read More »

Enter to win camera accessories!

We have some great camera accessories to giveaway! We have two prize packs and both of them include tripods. As you may recall, our award-winning photographer Andy gives five great reasons why a tripod helps you take better photos in Hawaii. The first prize shown in the above photo includes: 60″ Pro Series Tripod for cameras and camcorders. Camera Carrying ... Read More »

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