Mahalo to Dave Newbold from Hawaii Island for sharing this neat photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Dave tells us that he found this surfboard-shaped sign in Hawi (pronounced hah-vee) on the North Shore of Hawaii Island. It sure does say “ALOHA” to us. 😉 Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
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Recent Hawaii Travel Advice
* Maui Jim is hosting a Take Me to Maui sweepstakes which includes airfare for two, hotel accommodations, rental car and a pair of tickets to the Maui Jim Maui Invitational Basketball Tournament. This giveaway is open to legal U.S. residents who are age 18 years or older. See sweepstakes rules and enter here. * Our partner TravelZoo has a ... Read More »
Mahalo to Tom Sakayama for sharing this beautiful bird’s-eye view of Nawiliwili Harbor with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Tom took this photo from a “doors off” helicopter tour. Here’s what he said about this photo: So enjoyed the “doors-off” copter of Kauai including this gorgeous view of Nawiliwili Harbor, the cruise ship in port, and one of the Marriott ... Read More »
Mahalo to Nap for sharing this beautiful photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. He took this photo of Nounou Mountain, which is also known as Sleeping Giant, during a recent annual visit to his beloved Kauai. I’ve seen many nice daytime photos of Kauai’s Nounou Mountain, but this twilight photo perfectly captures this sleeping giant of a mountain. The dwindling ... Read More »
Though Hawaii’s humpback whale season isn’t into full swing until mid/late December, it’s possible that the season’s first whale to arrive in Hawaii is making the journey to the islands at this moment. So, it’s time for our annual contest to predict the first humpback whale sighting of the upcoming season! To assist you with your prediction, here’s a list ... Read More »
Mahalo to Diane for sharing this colorful sunrise photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this photo near Kaneohe Bay on Oahu while she was visiting her son who was based at the Marine Corps Base. Diane had traveled to Oahu from Ohio and with the time difference and jet lag, she woke up early enough to catch ... Read More »
* Tropical Storm Guillermo is forecast to skirt north of the Hawaiian Islands, though some of the islands may experience heavy rain, strong winds and high surf. The following image from NOAA shows the predicted path of the storm. * Henry Kapono, famous Hawaii singer and songwriter, is giving away a Hawaii vacation that includes roundtrip tickets on Alaska Air, ... Read More »
Mahalo to KaRyle Soto for sharing this fantastic photo of Waimea Canyon with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Dubbed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” Waimea Canyon is a must see on a Kauai vacation. There are a few lookouts that are easy to access off the main highway leading into Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Parks. The canyon’s colors, ... Read More »
We completely understand how daunting Oahu vacation planning can be. The island has so very much to offer that the options seem endless. When planning your Oahu vacation, there are so many decisions to make – like when to go and where to stay — that by the time you’re ready to plan what you’ll do and see, you’re almost ... Read More »
Mahalo to @TehWins for sharing this excellent photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. He took this photo while he was on his Big Island honeymoon, which he described as “pure magic.” TehWins’ photo is of Rainbow Falls on Hawaii, the Big Island, which is located in Hilo. As you can see, it’s a beautiful waterfall to visit. As such, ... 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 »