Category Archives: General Hawaii

When do flowers bloom in Hawaii?

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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

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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 »

Aloha Friday Photo: Stunning Rainbow from Lahaina Harbor, Maui

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Mahalo to our friend Kathy Carroll (wife of Hawaii artist Mike Carroll) for sharing this stunning rainbow photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Kathy tells us that this rainbow “happened while leaving Lahaina harbor on ferry home to Lāna’i…” Wowie! What a lovely way to end a visit on Maui! Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

All-inclusive resorts in Hawaii

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We’ve recently had an uptick in people asking for recommendations for all-inclusive resorts in Hawaii. “Can you recommend an all-inclusive hotel on <insert Hawaiian island>?” — is the typical question. The answer is that Hawaii doesn’t have true all-inclusive resorts like many resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico. The closest resort to having an all-inclusive package is Travaasa Hana on ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Haleakala Summit Sunset

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Mahalo to Karen Pickering for sharing this wonderful sunset shot to us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this photo from about 10,000 feet above sea level at the summit of the dormant volcano Haleakala on Maui. Whether you catch sunrise or sunset on Haleakala, it’s incredible to observe the rising or setting view from above the clouds. Happy Aloha ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Ko Olina at sunrise

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Mahalo to Crissi Merkel for sharing this serene photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this pic on a sunrise walk around the Ko Olina lagoons of west Oahu. As Crissi shared this photo, we could tell that this photo brought back great memories and that she longed to return. She closed her note by saying, “Time to ... Read More »

Go Visit Hawaii’s 7th annual contest to predict the season’s first humpback whale sighting in Hawaii

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Start tuning into your humpback whale senses and skills…it’s time for our favorite contest of the year! Check your sources 😉 or just pick a random date of the first sighting of this upcoming season. Before we get into the simple details of the contest, let’s go over some useful facts about humpback whale migration to Hawaii: Thousands of humpback ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photos: Namolokama Falls

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Mahalo to Todd Hayward from Ashburn, Virginia for sharing this stunning photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what Todd tells us about this shot: This photo of Namolokama Falls on the North Shore of Kauai was taken from our “doors off” helicopter tour. A morning rain shower threatened to put a damper on my aerial tour, but a few ... Read More »

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