Monthly Archives: September 2012

Aloha Friday Photo: North Shore Banzai Pipeline

Today’s Aloha Friday photo was sent to us by Kenney of Salisbury, North Carolina. He took this photo at the famous Banzai Pipeline on the Oahu North Shore. The people in this photo provide great perspective of the height of the North Shore waves. In winter months, the waves can reach heights of 20 feet or more, which attracts world ... Read More »

Dragon’s Teeth at Kapalua Maui

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When you visit Dragon’s Teeth along Kapalua’s windswept coast, you can easily imagine yourself in the mouth of a giant dragon. The unusual rock formations resemble jagged teeth jutting from a massive jaw. Visiting Dragon’s Teeth is relatively easy to do with a five to ten minute walk through the rough of the Bay Golf Course. Please keep in mind ... Read More »

Hawaii cruise wedding?

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Per this news article, there’s a new trend for destination weddings organized by cruise ships. So, I wanted to pass along this wedding idea for our readers that are soon-to-be brides and grooms. From the article, several cruise lines offer complete wedding packages and do all the organizing for you. These cruise wedding packages that include flowers, cake, officiant and ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Maui tropical scene

Today’s Aloha Friday Photo comes to us from Cyndi of China Grove, North Carolina. Cyndi took this picture in December 2011, while she and her husband enjoyed a romantic vacation in Wailea on Maui during the Christmas holidays. What a treat it must have been to celebrate the Christmas holiday in tropical sunny days! Cyndi shared this about her photo, ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: September 20, 2012

* Do you want to go to Hawaii, but you’re afraid to check the cost of airfare? Don’t be scared. I’m seeing so many excellent deals from just about every major airline. For example, I saw Atlanta to Honolulu from $518, Charlotte to Honolulu from $496, Salt Lake City to Honolulu from $366 and Phoenix to Honolulu from $318! You ... Read More »

Win a trip to Lanai with the #iHeartLanai Pinterest contest!

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Four Seasons Resorts Lanai and the Lanai Visitors Bureau are teaming up on a fun Pinterest-based contest to win a vacation to Lanai. The winner of the Lanai vacation gets four nights accommodation at the luxurious Four Seasons Resort plus round-trip airfare! Oh, pinners, you must enter this contest! To get started, read and follow the official contest rules. (Sorry international ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Aloha Rainbow

We love hearing your Hawaii vacation memories along with the photos you share for Aloha Friday Photos. The stories behind the photos adds extra life, interest and connection. Such is the case for today’s photo that shared with us by Fidel. Fidel and his family visited Hawaii for the first time in May last year. Here’s what Fidel shared about ... Read More »

5 off-the-beaten-path adventures for your Oahu vacation

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Have you covered all the top things to do and see on Oahu on previous trips and you’re looking to get off the beaten path? Do you try to avoid crowds on your vacation? Perhaps you’ll find some new aspects of Oahu to discover and enjoy. I’ve designed this list to include a bit of culture, history, nature and of ... Read More »

NCL’s Pride of America to spiff up in 2013

Norwegian Cruise Line announced plans to revitalize their ship that’s currently dedicated to a continuous 7-day Hawaii itinerary. The Pride of America will enter dry dock for 14 days starting March 23, 2013. The $30million investment will include improvements like: - Addition of 24 ultra-luxurious suites (Ultra-luxurious, you say? Oh my, do tell me more!) - Addition of 4 studio ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Glowing view from Round Top

Today’s amazing photo was shared with us by Henry Aguilar of jhames808.com photography. My goodness, what a view and what a uniquely framed shot! Henry took this photo from Puu Ualakaa State Wayside Park on Oahu. You access this view from either Tantalus Drive and/or Round Top Drive. If you have the time to drive this winding, jungle road on ... Read More »

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