Mahalo to Dianna Clampitt for sharing this photo of with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Dianna took this photo of Waimea Canyon on Kauai. Here’s what she shared about her visit: We just got back from celebrating our 30th anniversary. Can’t wait to go back. Kauai was our favorite island. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
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A great little tour to plan into your Hawaii (Big) Island vacation is a stop at Greenwell Farms in the heart of the world-famous, Kona coffee country. Free farm tours and coffee tastings are offered every day starting from 8:30am to 4:00pm. The friendly guides take you to see coffee growing on the trees and to some of the processes that ... Read More »
It’s Aloha Friday and time to feature a reader’s photo! Mahalo to Anthony Towers from Warrington in the United Kingdom for sharing this very nice view of Le’ahi (Diamond Head) from the water. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
While there are many boat operations that will get you safely to Molokini and back to Maui, very few offer the high level of service that you’ll find with Ali’i Nui. They’re the luxury option when it comes to catamaran sailing off Maui. After hearing good things about Ali’i Nui, we decided to give them a try on our recent ... Read More »
Happy Aloha Friday! It’s time once again to feature another reader’s photo. Can one ever view too many Hawaii sunset shots? We think not! Mahalo to May Cooper for sharing this beautiful Maui sunset photo with us. Read More »
You’ve probably heard of Hawaii’s famous coffee and macadamia nut production, but did you know that Hawaii grows chocolate, too? It’s the only state with the conditions to commercially grow chocolate. Though cacao production is an emerging crop in Hawaii, the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory has established a bit of an unlikely success story. In 1997, Bob Cooper and his wife ... Read More »
Mahalo to Norma Box for sharing this beautiful photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. We love the dusk sky shades of blue and lilac along with the palm tree silhouettes framing the much beloved Duke Kahanamoku statue in Waikiki. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
If you are planning to catch a luau on Oahu, you’re in for a treat. Many of the longstanding Oahu luaus offer grand productions with set stages and many entertainers. If you’ve never been to a luau, you should expect a buffet dinner and a Polynesian music and dance show. For more insights for first-timers, see our article – What ... Read More »
Mahalo to Kristen Kolka for sending this photo to us for Aloha Friday Photos. Kristen took this shot from the fascinating tidepools near the Four Seasons Resort Lanai during a visit in January 2013. In addition to making excellent photos like this one, Hawaii tidepools are very interesting to explore. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
Mahalo to Diane Venti from Prospect Park, Pennsylvania for sending this beautiful view to us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what Diane shared with her photo: This was our morning view as we enjoyed our morning coffee on the Island of Maui while staying at Napili Shores. We would enjoy this view every morning as we looked across the ocean ... 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 »