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Hawaii vacation deals & news: November 24, 2015


* Outrigger Resorts have a short-term cyber sale with Hawaii rooms starting at $79. You must book by December 7, 2015 for stays through November 22, 2016. See this link for more information. * Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore is offering rates from $229 for select 2016 dates. You must book between November 27 – 30, 2015 for ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A view of Diamond Head from ‘Ewa Beach


Mahalo to Wanda Page from Port Hueneme, California for sharing this lovely photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Wanda tells us that she’s temporarily living by ‘Ewa Beach on Oahu. She took this photo at a local beach where she loves being able to see Diamond Head and Waikiki. Ah, yes, we understand why Wanda loves this place with ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Greeting the sun at the top of Haleakala


Mahalo to Nester Capuyon from California for sharing this lovely Maui sunrise shot for our Aloha Friday Photo series. Nester took this sunrise photo from the top of Haleakala, at about 10,000 feet above sea level. Here’s Nester’s description of this Haleakala sunrise experience: I’ve been here quite a few times but this trip back in 2012 was terrible and ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: November 12, 2015


* Hawaiian Airlines has a special sale on airfare starting at $378 roundtrip. The sale is for travel on Monday through Thursday between January 11 and March 16, 2016, which coincides with the peak of humpback whale season. For this sale, you must book by November 13, 2015.  Here’s a screenshot of the fare sale routes: * Four Seasons hotels ... Read More »

Sharks in Hawaii

Shark pool at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel

Shark sightings and bites have been on the uptick in Hawaii recently. On Sunday, an 8 to 10-foot tiger shark was spotted from Kaimana Beach in Waikiki. Last week, a 10-year-old boy was bitten on the leg by a shark off Makaha. Thankfully, he survived and doesn’t have any permanent damage to his leg. So far this year, there have ... Read More »

What do you do with your luggage on the day you fly home?


What do you do with your luggage when you have a significant time gap between when you check out of your Hawaii accomodations and when your flight departs? We touched on this tricky topic in our Oahu itinerary post, but we thought that this challenge is worthy of its own discussion. From our many trips to the Hawaiian Islands, we ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Scenic Road to Hana


Mahalo to Karen Dinnerville from Australia for sharing this excellent photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Karen took this photo from a stop off Maui’s road to Hana. With an amazing coastal view like this one, there’s no doubt why the road to Hana is one of Hawaii’s most famous scenic drives. Oh, how we’d love to have a picnic ... Read More »

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