Mahalo to Hawaii Island resident and amazing photographer, James Grenz for sharing this beautiful hibiscus photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. The bold red bloom against the green backdrop make this tropical flower look so Christmasy. Happy Aloha Friday and Mele Kalikimaka! Read More »
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Recent Hawaii Travel Advice
– Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. We can’t fully comprehend the tragedy and incredible bravery on that fateful morning of December 7, 1941. With much interest, we’ve been reading and watching the stories of the brave survivors who are returning for the 75th anniversary commemoration today. These are some of the stories of heroes that have caught our eye: ... Read More »
We know many readers have been anxiously awaiting our annual lists of special events and dining for Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Waikiki. We’re pleased to announce that both pages are now fully updated! Use the following links to access the newly released pages: Waikiki Christmas Events & Dining 2016 Waikiki, Honolulu and Oahu New Year’s Eve Events & ... Read More »
Aloha Friday Photo: A view of valor – Plus information on viewing events from the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day
Mahalo to Tom Sakiyama for sharing this excellent bird’s-eye view of the USS Arizona Memorial. Tom captured this photo while taking a Seaplane Tour. This December 7th marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and several special events are scheduled to commemorate the day. Note that some of the special Pearl Harbor Day events will have live, online ... Read More »
One of the top things to do on a Maui vacation is to watch the sunrise over a volcanic crater from 10,000 feet elevation. Apparently, this activity has become a little too popular with more people (and cars) visiting than available parking spaces. Per officials at Haleakala National Park, The four summit parking lots serving sunrise viewing hold approximately 150 ... Read More »
We don’t normally post on Saturday, but with the big cyber weekend going on here in the US, we’ve found some special Hawaii-related deals that you might want to check out. Hawaii Hotel Deals Outrigger Resorts have a cyber sale on through Monday with promo code CYBER16 with a Maui condo deal for $97 per night, plus many other Hawaii ... Read More »
Mahalo to Joan Buhs for sharing this pretty Opeakaa waterfall photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. This waterfall is on the east side of Kauai in the Wailua River Valley. Opeakaa Falls easy to see as there’s no hike necessary to view this lacy waterfall that Joan described as “magical.” Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
* There’s a new hotel coming to Waikiki Beach — Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach. They’re accepting reservations starting January 1, 2017. * Maui Ocean Center launched a new webcam that looks out onto a couple exhibits and to Ma’alaea Harbor. * The archery and sporting clay center on Lanai reopened. * National Geographic Traveler magazine noted Kauai for its amazing nature ... Read More »
Mahalo to Helen Loutas for sharing this beautiful photo from Waikiki with us for Aloha Friday Photos. As Helen shared this photo she said, “Ahhhh, the serenity.” Though Waikiki Beach is known for being a bit more energetic that most Hawaiian beaches, it’s not difficult to find peaceful scenes like this one that Helen captured. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
On our recent trip to Kauai, we enjoyed a four-night stay at the Villas at Poipu Kai within the Poipu Beach Resort on the south side of Kauai. As you can see from this Google Map, the resort is a short five-ish minute walk to the beach. With architecture that honors the former sugar cane plantation days the Villas at Poipu ... 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 »