Monthly Archives: December 2012

Aloha Friday Photo: Smooth Surf

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We love that today’s Aloha Friday photo from Kelly Wade has ‘Aloha Friday’ beautifully displayed on it. This photo literally and figuratively says, “Aloha Friday.” The surf has a milky blue smoothness to it. The sand appears like it’s been freshly swirled with the gentle surf. I believe this photo was taken from West Maui in the morning based on ... Read More »

Infographic: Hawaii Fashion

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Via Infographic Journal, we came across this interesting infographic describing the evolution of Hawaii clothing and fashion. View full image Hawaiian Apparel Infographic Do you have  Hawaii-influenced clothing in your wardrobe? Read More »

Amazing encounter with Santa on Haleakala

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This photo and story shared by Annie Chavez-Hollingshead is so amazing, we had to share it again this year. Annie was visiting Haleakala for sunrise back in December 2007 when she had an incredible encounter. Annie tells us that it was a frigid morning. Everyone was shivering while snow flurries danced in the air. Well, everyone was shivering except for ... Read More »

2012 Oahu New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Ko Olina

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The 2nd Annual Ko Olina New Year’s Lagoon Fireworks Spectacular is all set to light up the night sky as the clock strikes midnight. This dazzling aerial show will span across all resort four lagoons. If you aren’t staying at one of the Ko Olina resorts – Ko Olina Beach Villas, Aulani, or JW Marriott Ihilani — you will need ... Read More »

2012 Kauai New Year’s Eve Music Fest & Fireworks in Poipu

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Click this link to see the 2013/2014 Kauai New Year’s Eve Fireworks and Music Fest update . —- The following information is from 2012. Will you be welcoming 2013 on Kauai? The top spot to celebrate this festive occasion is at the Poipu Beach Music Fest and Fireworks Celebration. Thanks to the sponsorship with Kalapaki Joe’s and the Poipu Beach ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Hawaiian Santa Sand Sculpture

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We love this impressive sand sculpture with its Hawaii influences. Notice that the elves are menehune, the small creatures of Hawaiian legends known for being crafty and mischievous. They perfect elves for Santa’s workshop. Santa looks very jolly in his shorts and short sleeves. It looks like he’ll be loading up his sleigh with new surfboards for the children. Mahalo ... Read More »

Top things to do at Christmas on Maui 2012

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We’ve created a brand new page for Maui Christmas Events. It is currently updated with 2013 Maui Christmas events and activities including visits from Santa, Christmas Eve candlelight services, ice skating, and more! — The following list is from 2012 for reference purposes only. Many of the links will not work. For the most up to date list, click this ... Read More »

Christmas in Polynesia at Oahu’s Polynesian Cultural Center

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As I mentioned in our mega list of what to do for Christmas in Waikiki/Honolulu, we recommend the Polynesian Cultural Center’s Christmas in Polynesia canoe ride for a unique Christmas-y evening. The canoes gently meander through the Polynesian villages with thousands of brightly shining Christmas lights reflecting on the lagoon water. Here’s a video to give you a taste of ... Read More »

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