Monthly Archives: June 2012

Aloha Friday Photo: Red Hibiscus

Today’s Aloha Friday Photo was shared by Erin Jones of Colorado. Erin shot this hibiscus close up while she was visiting Oahu in February. (By the way, you may recall Erin’s Oahu trip reports from Waikiki Beach and Oahu’s North Shore.) I love seeing all the detail of a macro photo like this one. Look at all the detail in ... Read More »

Video: 60 Seconds of Lanai, Hawaii

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Need a quick trip to Hawaii? This video will virtually transport you to the grounds of the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay and to the adjacent Hulopoe Beach. (Email subscribers: click here to watch the video.) Go ahead and take a seat under this umbrella and enjoy. You deserve the getaway. Don’t forget that Four Seasons Resorts Lanai ... Read More »

Confessions of a First Time Hawaii Sushi Lover

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“Er, this fish is not cooked.” Those were the words that stumbled out of my mouth just prior to losing my sushi virginity. You see, I was distracted somewhat by this view while ordering dinner: Yeah, stunning huh? I was so busy watching the water cascading down the hills and the sun setting over the Bali Hai, that I had ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Hanauma Bay

Today’s Aloha Friday photo comes to us from Charles Jordan. You may recall that Charles shared his photos of Oahu from the air with an aerial shot of Hanauma Bay. He followed up that photo by sharing this photo of  beautiful Hanauma Bay from the ground. Mahalo to Charles for sharing his photo of one of his favorite places. Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News & Deals: June 20, 2012

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Happy first day of Summer to you. Here’s are the best newsy tidbits that are currently catching our eye. * Google Street View has launched newly expanded Street View coverage of Hawaii’s six major island. Oh, boy, let me tell you – it is AWESOME! It’s like being in Hawaii, but without the feel of the breeze and sound of ... Read More »

Big Island of Hawaii July 4th Fireworks, Parades & Events 2012

2014 update: Click the following link for 2013 events —> Hawaii, the Big Island July 4th Fireworks and Events for 2014 —- The following list is from 2012 for reference purposes only. Many of the links will no longer work. For 2013 events, see July 4th on Hawaii, the Big Island. Hawaii’s Big Island will offer fun and unique ways ... Read More »

Which Waikiki hotels have the best pools?

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A great pool can be a big consideration for choosing the right Waikiki vacation hotel.  Of course you’ll have Waikiki Beach at your fingertips, but it’s always fun to have an attractive pool to enjoy. With Waikiki being the oldest resort area in Hawaii, real estate is extremely hard to come by. Resorts have little to no room to expand ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset from Outrigger Canoe Club

Mahalo to Gavin of Disney Dose for sharing today’s Aloha Friday.  He took this photo of sunset from the Outrigger Canoe Club near Waikiki Beach. Looks like the standup paddle boarder and swimmers are squeezing out every last minute of fun before dark. This photo’s relaxing scene is just what we need to finish a busy work week. Happy Aloha ... Read More »

Celebrating Flag Day with my favorite flag photo from Hawaii

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With today being National Flag Day in the US, I wanted to share my favorite photo (above) of Old Glory in Hawaii. Andy took this photo  from inside the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. The memorial’s design includes open-top, skylight sections. Towards the center, Andy looked through one of the skylights to notice this view of the flag beautifully ... Read More »

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