It’s hard to believe it, but we’ve completed an entire decade of Hawaii travel advice writing here at Go Visit Hawaii. We’ve published over 2,337 posts, taken over 10,834 photos, created well over 100 videos and reached over 11.2 million unique visitors. Wow! Mahalo for joining us on this journey. To celebrate our blog birthday month, we’re giving away this ... Read More »
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Recent Hawaii Travel Advice
Mahalo to Alan Lehman from Australia for sharing this black sand beach photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. He took this photo in 1982 on his honeymoon to Hawaii. Though Alan didn’t mention where this black sand beach is, our guess is that it’s probably Punalu’u on Hawaii, the Big Island. Here’s some of what Alan shared about his trips ... Read More »
* Outrigger Hotels and Resorts just launched a loyalty program, Outrigger DISCOVERY. It’s free to join. After you’ve joined, you can enter to win a great sweepstakes of 18 nights free at nine Outrigger resorts across the Asia-Pacific (including Hawaii) and Indian Ocean. See this link for more information about the sweepstakes. * Have you heard about the new animated Disney ... Read More »
Mahalo to Jan Annin for sharing this beautiful dusk photo from her “favorite place ever” — Napili Bay, Maui — with us for Aloha Friday Photos. What a magical time of day with the sun sending golden rays beyond the horizon, the tiki torches blazing and the pool reflecting the swaying palm trees. We could just stare at this photo ... Read More »
After a six-night visit to Kauai, the memories of the island’s beauty still resonate. Even though we’ve been to Kauai several times and I know what to expect, the island still puts me in awe- from the verdantly green volcanic mountains to the white sandy beaches and everything in between. If there was a beauty contest for islands, Kauai would ... Read More »
Mahalo to Lone Christiansen for sharing this neat underwater photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Lone said her favorite memory from her visit to Oahu was swimming with this honu in Hanauma Bay. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
– We’re back from an amazing trip to Kauai. If you were following along on my Instagram or our Facebook accounts, hopefully you enjoyed Kauai’s spectacular scenery. We’ll have much to share about our Kauai adventures in the coming weeks. – Hilton properties in Hawaii are offering a free night in paradise. Stay five nights or longer and get one ... Read More »
Mahalo to Ryan Ykimoff from Grand Rapids, Michigan for sending this great snorkel view to us for Aloha Friday Photos. Ryan and his wife, Liz, are currently wrapping up a special visit — their honeymoon — to Oahu and Hawaii, the Big Island. Ryan took this “turtle-eye-view” photo in Kealakekua Bay at the Captain Cook Monument on Hawaii Island. Here’s what he ... Read More »
There are so many wonderful sights in Hawaii and, then, there are truly incredible places that knock your socks off. Waianapanapa is one of those knock-your-socks-off places. The black sand beach at Waianapanapa is a short diversion off Maui’s winding road to Hana. It’s one of the must-see stops that we include in our road to Hana advice. The brilliant ... Read More »
Mahalo to Jose Cerda for sharing this tropical scene on Maui with us for Aloha Friday Photos. He commented that Maui is “a truly magical and peaceful place to visit!!!” Yes, it certainly is! Happy Aloha Friday! 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 »