Category Archives: General Hawaii

Aloha Friday Photo: Hawaii honeymoon memories from 1982


Mahalo to Alan Lehman from Australia for sharing this black sand beach photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. He took this photo in 1982 on his honeymoon to Hawaii. Though Alan didn’t mention where this black sand beach is, our guess is that it’s probably Punalu’u on Hawaii, the Big Island. Here’s some of what Alan shared about his trips ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: October 19, 2016


* Outrigger Hotels and Resorts just launched a loyalty program, Outrigger DISCOVERY. It’s free to join. After you’ve joined, you can enter to win a great sweepstakes of 18 nights free at nine Outrigger resorts across the Asia-Pacific (including Hawaii) and Indian Ocean. See this link for more information about the sweepstakes. * Have you heard about the new animated Disney ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Napili Bay


Mahalo to Jan Annin for sharing this beautiful dusk photo from her “favorite place ever” — Napili Bay, Maui — with us for Aloha Friday Photos. What a magical time of day with the sun sending golden rays beyond the horizon, the tiki torches blazing and the pool reflecting the swaying palm trees. We could just stare at this photo ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: October 5, 2016

North Shore Kauai

– We’re back from an amazing trip to Kauai. If you were following along on my Instagram or our Facebook accounts, hopefully you enjoyed Kauai’s spectacular scenery. We’ll have much to share about our Kauai adventures in the coming weeks. – Hilton properties in Hawaii are offering a free night in paradise. Stay five nights or longer and get one ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Snorkeling at Captain Cook Monument


Mahalo to Ryan Ykimoff from Grand Rapids, Michigan for sending this great snorkel view to us for Aloha Friday Photos. Ryan and his wife, Liz, are currently wrapping up a special visit — their honeymoon — to Oahu and Hawaii, the Big Island. Ryan took this “turtle-eye-view” photo in Kealakekua Bay at the Captain Cook Monument on Hawaii Island. Here’s what he ... Read More »

Take me there Tuesday: To the black sand beach at Waianapanapa


There are so many wonderful sights in Hawaii and, then, there are truly incredible places that knock your socks off. Waianapanapa is one of those knock-your-socks-off places. The black sand beach at Waianapanapa is a short diversion off Maui’s winding road to Hana. It’s one of the must-see stops that we include in our road to Hana advice. The brilliant ... Read More »

When do flowers bloom in Hawaii?


Hawaii’s weather is summer-like all through the year. Even during the “chilliest” months of January and February, daytime highs average in the upper 70s or lower 80s in Fahrenheit. (That translates to around 26/27 degrees Celsius.) With this lovely warm weather, the Hawaiian Islands make a great home for tropical flowers to bloom all through the year. What kinds of blossoms ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Lava flowing into the Ocean


Mahalo to Shane Turnpin for sharing this incredible lava photo for Aloha Friday Photos. Shane runs lava boat tours on Hawaii, the Big Island, to see the flows when they’re active….and the flow is amazingly active right now! You can seem more photos from their Facebook page. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

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