Author Archives: Sheila Beal

Aloha Friday Photo: Spectacular Lahaina Sunset

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Mahalo to Shane Eubanks from Georgia for sharing this gorgeous sunset photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Shane took this photo from Lahaina while visiting Maui last month. Shane tells us that there had been a rainstorm that day that broke just before sunset. The sky was so spectacular that Shane didn’t even have to use a camera filter to ... Read More »

Hawaii festivals and special events January – April 2017

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If a Hawaii vacation is in your near future or you just need a good excuse to plan one, there’s a chance that you may find a fun festival or event to include in your itinerary. Here are the major cultural and special events planned through April 2017. Click on the links to learn more about each festival. February 4th ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photos: Oahu Blooms

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Mahalo Irina Blok of San Francisco for sending in this pretty floral photo for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this photo while visiting Oahu in December, which reminds us that Hawaii is always in beautiful bloom — even in the winter. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: January 3, 2017

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* Hawaiian Airlines has a sale on flights to Hawaii with fares starting at $338 roundtrip. That’s the lowest we’ve seen in a while. You must book by January 5th. Fares are available for travel between January 16 and March 22, 2017 on Mondays through Thursdays. * We’ve also noticed some good fares to Maui from several destinations via airfarewatchdog.com ... Read More »

It’s New Year’s Eve in Hawaii! Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!

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With 2017 quickly in view, we want to wish you a hau’oli makahiki hou, which is the Hawaiian way to say happy new year! Hawaii really puts on big celebrations for the holidays. Special New Year’s Eve fireworks and parties plans are all set to say aloha to 2017. Here’s what’s on slate for this evening: – Waikiki/Honolulu New Year’s ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: “One of those magical days…”

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Mahalo to Joe West  for sharing this magical drone view of Maui with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what Joe said about this shot: Recent drone cam view of Olowalu side of Maui. One of those magical days when almost all the “photo wish list” boxes get checked for clouds, sun angle, and water clarity. Sure is beautiful! Happy Aloha ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A magical encounter with Santa on Haleakala

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We love this incredible Santa story shared by Annie Chavez-Hollingshead. Even though we’ve shared this story years ago, we’re still amazed and feel that it’s definitely worth revisiting considering that Christmas is quickly approaching. Annie visited the summit of Haleakala for sunrise in 2007. She said everyone was wrapped up as warmly as they could be on this frigid December ... Read More »

Snow in Hawaii just in time for Christmas

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A beautiful blanket of snow covered the two tallest volcanic peaks of the island of Hawaii this week. Mauna Kea summit (13,803 feet above sea level) and Mauna Loa (13,679 feet above sea level) are snow capped just in time for Christmas. The above photo was taken by the very talented Hawaii Island photographer James Grenz at sunrise on December ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: “Leading Lines”

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Mahalo to Devesh Tripathi for sharing this stunning ariel view of windward Oahu with us for Aloha Friday Photos. He entitled this shot “Leading Lines.” Devesh didn’t mention exactly where this photo was taken. Our guess is that this highway is probably the H3 — which is one of only three interstates…or should we say intrastates… in Hawaii. All three ... Read More »

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