Monthly Archives: December 2010

Aloha Friday Photo: Maui’s Makena Beach

Anyone want to trade some snow for that beautiful golden sand of Maui’s Makena Beach? I sure do! I feel warmer just looking at this photo. Today’s excellent Hawaii vacation photo comes to us from Kamila Ceslar. Mahalo Kamila for sharing it with us! It’s just what we needed on this winter day. Read More »

New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Celebrations in Hawaii

Ah, it’s time to bid a farewell aloha to 2012 and welcome in 2013. Here’s where to find fun New Year’s Eve celebrations and fireworks across the islands of Hawaii: Kauai Poipu Beach is the place to be this New Year’s Eve as the Poipu Beach Resort Association presents a free fireworks display at Poipu Beach Park at 9:20pm. Hawaii’s ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Santa in Hawaii

Today’s Aloha Friday photo is really a blast from the past. My friend Dave from Oahu sent this photo to me back in 2007. He saw Santa down in Waikiki Beach mingling with the crowd just before Christmas. Santa looks so relaxed with a mai tai in one hand and flashing a shaka with the other hand. I guess he’s ... Read More »

Breaking for Christmas

Aloha Go Visit Hawaii Readers, Your resident blogger is going to be taking a short break for the holidays. If any big Hawaii vacation news breaks, I’ll interrupt this blogger’s break for that. I’ll also be posting occasional updates on the Go Visit Hawaii facebook page. Wishing you and yours  Mele Kalikimaka, Hawaii’s way to say Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Warm Lawa’i Sunrise Edition

Today’s beauty of an Aloha Friday Photo comes to us from Cliff Jensen who blogs at CliffPhotos.com. Cliff took this photo while staying near Lawa’i Beach in the Poipu area of Kauai. He had this to say about taking this photo. We enjoy getting up early each morning and the attached photo was taken looking back at Lawai Beach as ... Read More »

Rooms with a View at Oahu’s JW Marriott Ihilani

If you’re like me, having a great ocean view from your Hawaii hotel room is definitely a plus. I enjoy taking every possible opportunity that I can to admire all those ocean shades of turquoise. One Oahu hotel that offers beautiful ocean views (in approximately 85% of their rooms) is the JW Marriott Ihilani in Ko Olina on Oahu’s West ... Read More »

Aloha Recycled Ornaments in Washington, DC

I’m such a nerd for both Hawaii and recycling that I just had to share this story from Kauai. Senator Daniel Inouye invited the Kauai High Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AOHT) to decorate a Christmas tree in his DC office. This “Festival of Lights” inspired tree was decorated with ornaments crafted from recycled plastic water bottles. By decorating a ... Read More »

HA: Breath of Life – An Unparallel Polynesian Show

Andy and I loved the Polynesian Cultural Center’s long-running show Horizons. As I wrote in my review of Horizons back in 2007: We saw this evening show on our first full day of our recent trip to Oahu.  We had flown to Hawaii from the East Coast the day before and we were extremely jet lagged.  We had had a ... Read More »

Does it snow in Hawaii?

This post is “s-no-w” joke. Honestly, it’s not. You might be surprised to learn snow does fall on Hawaii almost every Winter. Just a few days ago, Hawaii’s Big Island peaks of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea got a beautiful blanket of snow. You can read the news about it and see a video here. Hawaii’s many diverse climates really ... Read More »

Waikiki/Honolulu New Years Eve 2010/2011

Looking for what to do New Year’s Eve this year? See our updated post by clicking the following link  —> Waikiki Honolulu Oahu Fireworks & Dining for New Year’s Eve —- The following list is for New Year’s Eve December 31, 2010 for reference purposes only. Once again, if you are looking for the events to say aloha to 2013, see ... Read More »

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