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

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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 »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: July 16, 2014

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* If you are thinking about a late summer or fall trip to Hawaii, it’s time to start to keep your eyes on airfare. Hawaiian Airlines is starting to show lower fares for travel between August 19 and November 19, 2014 with fares starting at $438 roundtrip. For a quick search of the lowest fares available from your home airport, we ... Read More »

What you need to know about visiting Hawaii in August

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If you are considering an August vacation in Hawaii, you may be wondering if it’s a good time to visit the islands of Aloha. Let’s examine weather, costs, visitor statistics and more to help you decide if August is the best time for you to vacation in the Hawaiian Islands. What’s Hawaii’s weather like in August? August and September are ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Wailea Beach Day

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Mahalo to Kathleen Wiegand for sharing this beautiful beach photo with us for our Aloha Friday Photo series. This photo was taken from sunny South Maui where Kathleen tells us she was enjoying a day at the beach in Wailea. We love the perspective of this photo. It’s so close to sand-level that you can almost feel like you’re sitting ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A diamond of an oath

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Mahalo to Debbie for sharing this perfectly timed photo from the top of Diamond Head. Debbie suggested that we share this photo for 4th of July, which is an excellent idea. So, how did Debbie get this photo? I’ll let Debbie share her story: This photo was taken in April 2011 on our first visit to Waikiki and Kauai.  We ... Read More »

Is July a good month for a Hawaii vacation?

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We continue our month by month examination all the important criteria – such as costs, weather, crowds and special events –  to evaluate when is the best time for you to visit Hawaii. It’s now time to focus in on the month of July. What’s the weather like in Hawaii in July? July’s weather in Hawaii can be described as ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset with an audience

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Mahalo to Tony Bartlett for sending this Waikiki sunset photo to us for our Aloha Friday Photo series. I really like Tony’s unique composition of this shot, that not only features an eye-catching sunset, but also shows the many people out enjoying the moment. Waikiki sunsets always seem to have an adoring audience and deservedly so. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: “Hanalei Canyon”

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Mahalo to Jeffrey Murray Photography for supplying this amazing photo for our Aloha Friday Photo series. Jeffrey’s photo from Kauai’s north shore is stunning. What a gorgeous capture with the soft sunbeams illuminating these rugged, green mountains. We like Jeffrey’s title for this photo — “Hanalei Canyon.” Though, to our knowledge, there’s not a specific place in Kauai called Hanalei ... Read More »

Suggestions for what to wear in Hawaii on vacation – female edition (with photos)

Andy & Sheila Beal

Packing for Hawaii is really quite simple. Your comfortable, casual wear will fit in well with Hawaii’s relaxed, island vibe. With Hawaii’s tropical, warm weather, comfort is key. When choosing your clothing for Hawaii, we recommend cotton-based, loose-fitting, breathable and moisture-wicking clothes as they will feel best against your skin. I recommend that you leave your clothes with a high polyester ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Kapahulu Pier Breakwater

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Mahalo to Gray Cargill, a blogger pal who writes Solo Friendly — a blog for solo travelers, for sharing this mesmerizing shot with us. Gray traveled to Honolulu from Burlington, Vermont in January for a wintertime warm up. We love Gray’s photo along with the reasons she enjoys this spot at Waikiki Beach. I spent a lot of time on ... Read More »

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