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Aloha Friday Photo: Bird’s-eye view of Nawiliwili Harbor

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Mahalo to Tom Sakayama for sharing this beautiful bird’s-eye view of Nawiliwili Harbor with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Tom took this photo from a “doors off” helicopter tour. Here’s what he said about this photo: So enjoyed the “doors-off” copter of Kauai including this gorgeous view of Nawiliwili Harbor, the cruise ship in port, and one of the Marriott ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Sleeping Giant

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Mahalo to Nap for sharing this beautiful photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. He took this photo of Nounou Mountain, which is also known as Sleeping Giant, during a recent annual visit to his beloved Kauai. I’ve seen many nice daytime photos of Kauai’s Nounou Mountain, but this twilight photo perfectly captures this sleeping giant of a mountain. The dwindling ... Read More »

6th Annual Contest to Predict the First Hawaii Humpback Whale Sighting

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Though Hawaii’s humpback whale season isn’t into full swing until mid/late December, it’s possible that the season’s first whale to arrive in Hawaii is making the journey to the islands at this moment. So, it’s time for our annual contest to predict the first humpback whale sighting of the upcoming season! To assist you with your prediction, here’s a list ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Kaneohe Sunrise

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Mahalo to Diane for sharing this colorful sunrise photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this photo near Kaneohe Bay on Oahu while she was visiting her son who was based at the Marine Corps Base. Diane had traveled to Oahu from Ohio and with the time difference and jet lag, she woke up early enough to catch ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news: August 4, 2015

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* Tropical Storm Guillermo is forecast to skirt north of the Hawaiian Islands, though some of the islands may experience heavy rain, strong winds and high surf. The following image from NOAA shows the predicted path of the storm. * Henry Kapono, famous Hawaii singer and songwriter, is giving away a Hawaii vacation that includes roundtrip tickets on Alaska Air, ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”

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Mahalo to KaRyle Soto for sharing this fantastic photo of Waimea Canyon with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Dubbed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” Waimea Canyon is a must see on a Kauai vacation. There are a few lookouts that are easy to access off the main highway leading into Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Parks. The canyon’s colors, ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Rainbow Falls on Hawaii, the Big Island

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Mahalo to @TehWins for sharing this excellent photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. He took this photo while he was on his Big Island honeymoon, which he described as “pure magic.” TehWins’ photo is of Rainbow Falls on Hawaii, the Big Island, which is located in Hilo. As you can see, it’s a beautiful waterfall to visit. As such, ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: At Kahekili’s Leap

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Mahalo to Tom Roelens, General Manager of the two beautiful Four Seasons Lana’i resorts, for sharing this striking photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Tom loves to explore Lana’i and here’s what he tells us about the site of his gorgeous photo — Kahekili’s Leap at Kaunolu: One of my favorite places on the island of Lana’i – as ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news: July 13, 2015

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* Travel + Leisure announced their 2015 World’s Best awards. The list of the top 15 Hawaii resorts is always interesting to review. * The brand new Courtyard Oahu North Shore just opened its doors. The resort is located inland and adjacent to the Polynesian Cultural Center. * Oahu joined the other major Hawaiian Islands in a ban on plastic ... Read More »

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