Monthly Archives: November 2010

Kauai’s Secret/Sacred Falls Kayak & Waterfall Hike

View of Wailua River from a kayak

The Hawaiian island of Kauai offers an abundance of land and water adventures. Perhaps the most perfect adventure of them all is the Sacred Falls Paddle and Hike with Kayak Kauai. What makes it great?  It combines kayaking, hiking, and swimming all in some of the most picturesque tropical scenery on earth. At first you might think that this tour ... Read More »

Most Epic Humpback Whale Breach Photo from Hawaii

I’ve waited since May to share this epic humpback whale breach photo that Andy shot off the Na Pali Coast. Isn’t it an amazing capture? Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret. It’s not real. Here’s the pictorial explanation of how Andy perfectly captured the shot. In the above photo, Captain Trent holds a toy humpback whale to ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Honolulu Sunset Edition

Today’s Aloha Friday Photo was submitted by Erica from Honolulu. She provided this context about her photo, “I took it from my lanai. The sky reminded me of a watercolor painting. So grateful for our view!” It’s a lovely view, indeed, Erica. Thanks for sharing your sunset with us. Happy Aloha Black Friday to you! Will you be shopping today ... Read More »

Waikiki Beach in 19 Seconds

Can’t be at Waikiki Beach for Thanksgiving? No worries! Here’s a short video that will transport you there to see and hear the fun. I hope you’ll virtually feel the sand between your toes as you soak in the sights.   (Email subscribers: click here to watch this Waikiki Beach video.) I’ll be taking a couple days off for Thanksgiving. ... Read More »

Maui’s Mount Haleakala Summit

Thoughts of Maui tend to conjure up visions of crescent shaped beaches flanked by lava rocks, palm trees and gorgeous sunshine. A visit to the summit of Maui’s Haleakala provides a sharp contrast to those visions. At an astounding elevation of over 10,000 feet (over 3,000 meters), Mount Haleakala’s environment is much colder and semi-barren compared to the resort towns ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Warm Waikiki Night Edition

Today’s great Aloha Friday Photo was kindly submitted by Selene Betzer Mcbee from our awesome facebook community. Selene took this photo from her visit to Oahu in August. As I soak in this photo, I’m reminded of how lovely evenings are in Waikiki as the tall buildings and tiki torches light up the night. It’s the perfect time to take ... Read More »

Waikiki & Oahu Thanksgiving Dinners & Events 2010

For the 2013 Thanksgiving edition, click this link —> Waikiki Beach Thanksgiving Dining and Events for 2013 —- The following list is from 2010 for informational purposes only. Seems like Thanksgiving has snuck up on us once again, doesn’t it? If you are going to Oahu for this Thanksgiving, then you’ll find many options to celebrate the day with a ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: November 17, 2010

Here’s what’s shakin’ in the news and deals department this week. * The Big Island’s Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is offering their “best rates for 2011” now. Rates start  from $325 per night at this luxury resort, but what I think is the best part of this offer is that for an additional $30 per night they’ll add a rental ... Read More »

Hawaii’s Big Waves Are Back

On the US Mainland, we know winter’s coming by the frigid air. In Hawaii, their sign of winter is the arrival of the big waves on the north-facing shores. In fact, a high surf advisory is currently in effect for Hawaii’s north and west shores. The advisory warns that the surf could get up to 22 feet. Oahu’s waves are ... Read More »

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