Mahalo to Donna McCall for sharing this pretty Maui photo with us forAloha Friday Photos. She took this photo from the pathway that hugs the Wailea Beach coastline. It’s a very scenic paved trail that makes a walk or a jog a pleasure. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
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Recent Hawaii Travel Advice
* Outrigger Resorts have a short-term cyber sale with Hawaii rooms starting at $79. You must book by December 7, 2015 for stays through November 22, 2016. See this link for more information. * Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore is offering rates from $229 for select 2016 dates. You must book between November 27 – 30, 2015 for ... Read More »
Mahalo to Wanda Page from Port Hueneme, California for sharing this lovely photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Wanda tells us that she’s temporarily living by ‘Ewa Beach on Oahu. She took this photo at a local beach where she loves being able to see Diamond Head and Waikiki. Ah, yes, we understand why Wanda loves this place with ... Read More »
We’re fresh off a trip to Hawaii Island where we had excellent dining experiences. So, we just updated Hawaii (Big) Island vacation restaurant guide. We create our restaurant guides as if we are writing it for our friends and family. As such, we take our recommendations very seriously. We put an emphasis on restaurants with ocean views that offer both ... Read More »
Mahalo to Nester Capuyon from California for sharing this lovely Maui sunrise shot for our Aloha Friday Photo series. Nester took this sunrise photo from the top of Haleakala, at about 10,000 feet above sea level. Here’s Nester’s description of this Haleakala sunrise experience: I’ve been here quite a few times but this trip back in 2012 was terrible and ... Read More »
* Hawaiian Airlines has a special sale on airfare starting at $378 roundtrip. The sale is for travel on Monday through Thursday between January 11 and March 16, 2016, which coincides with the peak of humpback whale season. For this sale, you must book by November 13, 2015. Here’s a screenshot of the fare sale routes: * Four Seasons hotels ... Read More »
Waikiki is a very popular destination to celebrate Thanksgiving in Hawaii’s wonderfully warm weather. While many North American residents will be wearing winter clothes for the Thanksgiving holiday, most visitors to Waikiki will be donning swimsuits, shorts and Aloha shirts. If you are one of the lucky ones planning a trip to Waikiki over Thanksgiving, we’ve created these suggestions for ... Read More »
Mahalo to John Nichols for sharing this stunning Oahu photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. John enjoyed this amazing scene from the Makapuu Lighthouse Trail from the east side of Oahu. It’s an easy hike/walk with many rewarding views like this one that John has shared. (By the way, If you can’t walk the trail, you can still see a ... Read More »
Shark sightings and bites have been on the uptick in Hawaii recently. On Sunday, an 8 to 10-foot tiger shark was spotted from Kaimana Beach in Waikiki. Last week, a 10-year-old boy was bitten on the leg by a shark off Makaha. Thankfully, he survived and doesn’t have any permanent damage to his leg. So far this year, there have ... Read More »
Mahalo to Brian Paulsen for sharing this nice sunset shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what Brian said about this photo: The sad but still amazing final sunset before flying home to Port Angeles, WA. This was our 4th trip to the islands, but first to the Big Island. Every time I go I’m already trying to plan ... 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 »