Author Archives: Sheila Beal

Aloha Friday Photo: “Aloha state of mind”

Mahalo to Samantha Bell for sharing this sunset and palm tree shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She tells us that she’s in an “Aloha state of mind” and that she hope to return to the Big Island next summer. I’m sure that many of us can relate. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

What you need to wear and bring for sightseeing in Hawaii

There are few things more exciting than getting out and about for a day of sightseeing in the Hawaiian Islands. It’s a day filled with amazing views and memorable experiences. After many, many days of sightseeing in Hawaii, we’ve determined the best clothes to wear and the best supplies to bring. Besides a car or tour bus, sightseeing in Hawaii ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Halona Blowhole, Oahu

Mahalo to John Irwin of Dunedin, Florida for sharing this excellent photo of Halona Blowhole on Oahu with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what John had to say about this experience: I stumbled upon this menacing blowhole by accident as I was jumping around on the rocks near an amazing little beach I had been snorkeling off. It’s right ... Read More »

Take me there Tuesday: Akaka Falls, Hawaii Island

Akaka Falls is one of the Big Island’s most iconic waterfalls. With a forceful 442-foot plunge, it’s well worth the stop to take in this magnificent waterfall. To learn more about visiting this waterfall, see our Akaka Falls post. There is a short walk to get to the overlook, but you can enjoy glimpses along the way. On our most ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Oahu North Shore Sunset Sky

Mahalo to Hilary Gregoire for sharing this beautiful Oahu photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She tells us that she drove to the North Shore her kids just before sunset. They stopped to take a swim and finished just in time to see all these beautiful colors. What a beautiful way to end the day! Happy Aloha Friday! — ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: July 12, 2017

– Airfare to Hawaii for fall vacations is starting to look enticing. is a good place to check for the best fares from your local airport to Hawaii. – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has launched a new video with tips for safely viewing lava. – Outrigger Resorts has hotels and vacation condos 30% off across all major the Hawaiian ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Maui Sunset Moment

Mahalo to Jennifer Moriel of Fabens, Texas for sharing this very interesting sunset shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. We love all the different tree silhouettes that are captured in contrast with the colorful sunset backdrop. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Fantastic Independence Day events in Hawaii – July 4th 2017

You still have time to get to Hawaii to enjoy the many fourth of July events planned across the islands. You’ll find family-friendly celebrations including parades, games, live music, local food and, of course, dazzling fireworks displays! Some of Hawaii’s July 4th events are unique and special to the islands. With swaying palms and the abundance of Hawaiian music and ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Scenes from Hawaii Highway 137

Mahalo to Marcia Sewick from Waukon, Iowa for sharing these gorgeous photos with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what Marcia shared with us about the above photo: We visited the Big Island for the first time in February/March 2017 and on our drive in the Puna district, we came upon this scenic spot, one of many, on Highway 137. ... Read More »

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