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Your favorite Hawaii places

Waikiki Beach and Oahu rank high on the list of favorite places in Hawaii

We thoroughly enjoyed reading your favorite places after we posed the question on the blog and on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. We found ourselves nodding in agreement with so many of your choices, but we also learned of some spots we didn’t know. Let’s take a look at your responses. How do your favorite islands stack up per ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: September 2, 2014

Waikiki Beach

* If you need a virtual visit to Oahu, Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau along with Google Maps has added 360-degree views of Oahu parks and trails. It’s really neat, so do check it out. * If you are visiting Waikiki this fall, you could take advantage of a deal for a spa day at Na Ho’ola Spa in the ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: August 13, 2014

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* Thankfully tropical storms Iselle and Julio have passed and sunny skies have returned to Hawaii. * We’re finally seeing Hawaiian Airlines dip their fares into the upper $300s from the mid $400s — a seasonal best rate. Fares are now starting at $398 roundtrip but you must book by August 18 and travel from August 19 through December 12, ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Green Sand Beach on Big Island of Hawaii

Green Sand Beach

Mahalo to Kelly Driscoll-Smith for sharing this unique Hawaii Island photo with us. Kelly took this photo at Papakolea Beach — also known as the Green Sand Beach. How does this green sand beach get it’s color? I’ll let Wikipedia explain: The cinder cone is rich in olivine, a silicate mineral containing iron and magnesium, also known as peridot when of gem quality. Olivine is a common mineral ... Read More »

Celebrating July 4th 2014 in Hawaii

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We always say that Hawaii knows how to celebrate a holiday and this fourth of July will be no exception. Independence Day celebrations in Hawaii include patriotic parades and fireworks, of course. In addition to those traditional events you’ll also find celebrations that are very unique to Hawaii, such as the juvenile honu (turtle) release ceremony at Mauna Lani Bay ... Read More »

Hawaii Island (Big Island) July 4th Fireworks & Events 2014

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Hawaii Island is an excellent destination to celebrate Independence Day. You’ll find festive events including fun games, great food and outstanding waterfront fireworks shows to cap off this exciting day. We organize this annual list of all the top July 4th events by “West/Kona side” and “East/Hilo side” on Hawaii Island. Here’s what you’ll find July 4, 2014. FIREWORKS & ... Read More »

Swimming with Honu (Hawaiian Sea Turtles)

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While snorkeling along the Kohala Coast on Hawaii’s Big Island, we encountered many honu — so many that it was almost hard not to see them along the shore or in the water. From our experience, the Kohala Coast is perhaps one of the very best places to see honu and swim near them. Honu swim so gracefully in the ... Read More »

Photo: A morning hike to remember

morning sun at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

The age-old saying is that the early bird catches the worm. On this particular occasion, the early hikers enjoy the empty Thurston Lava Tube Trail without another soul in sight. The fresh dew glimmered with the rising morning sun, while the birds sang at the start of a new day. It was a morning to remember. Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: May 6, 2014

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* Mauna Lani Hotel on Hawaii, the Big Island, has a special offer of fourth night free, daily breakfast for two and a $300 resort credit. You might also want to consider this voucher deal of $699 for three nights through Travelzoo and see which offer better suits your needs. Read our Mauna Lani Hotel review. * Travaasa Hana, the ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: April 15, 2014

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* The 2014 Hawaii Entertainment coupon book is on sale for $10.40 plus $2.49 shipping through April 17, 2014. If you are going to Oahu and hoping to take in a luau, this coupon book can offer significant savings that will more pay for itself. See our discussion on this Hawaii coupon book for more information. * Oahu’s Polynesian Cultural ... Read More »

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