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 »
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Recent Hawaii Travel Advice
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 »
Oahu’s easternmost point — Makapu’u Point — also happens to be a very beautiful place and a must-see on your Oahu vacation. Makapu’u Point is very easy to access off of Kalanianaole Highway (Highway 72). It is also convenient to other scenic stops, such as the nearby Halona Blowhole. See this Google Map of Makapu’u Point. (From that map you ... Read More »
Mahalo to Tom Roelens, General Manager of the two beautiful Four Seasons Lana’i resorts, for sharing this striking photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Tom loves to explore Lana’i and here’s what he tells us about the site of his gorgeous photo — Kahekili’s Leap at Kaunolu: One of my favorite places on the island of Lana’i – as ... Read More »
Today we have a wonderful reader submitted review from Hawaii fans Marco and Laura. This lovely couple travel to Hawaii all the way from Italy! They’ve visited the Hawaiian Islands several times and are currently planning for a return visit in 2016. — During our splendid week on Kaanapali Beach, my husband and I were lucky enough to have an ... Read More »
* Travel + Leisure announced their 2015 World’s Best awards. The list of the top 15 Hawaii resorts is always interesting to review. * The brand new Courtyard Oahu North Shore just opened its doors. The resort is located inland and adjacent to the Polynesian Cultural Center. * Oahu joined the other major Hawaiian Islands in a ban on plastic ... Read More »
Mahalo to Chris Holmes for sharing this awesome shot of Kalalau Valley for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what Chris mentioned about this shot: I just love going up to Kalalau Valley, I believe it to be one of the most special places on Kauai. There are normally clouds that fill the valley but if you are patient enough to wait ... Read More »
The folks at FlipKey, a TripAdvisor company, will be chatting about Honolulu travel tips on twitter and they’ve invited me to co-host! The hashtag for the event is #FKTravelTips. This chat is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14 at 3pm ET. Join us if you can! Read More »
Aloha and Happy Independence Day! Great food, fun and fireworks are all in store for visitors and residents of Hawaii this July 4th. Here’s the scoop for where to celebrate the day and catch the islands’ great fireworks show: Oahu – Ala Moana Shopping Center typically hosts one of the island’s biggest shows and they draw tens of thousands of ... 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 »