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Aloha Friday Photo: Whoops!

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Mahalo to Mat Siltala of Arizona for sharing this awesome honu photo and this story with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Mat took this photo at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach on Hawaii Island. Here’s the story behind how Mat got this photo: I was admiring the beach and I had my big Canon D20 in my face not really looking ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: June 10, 2015

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* Outrigger Resorts is hosting a Hawaii vacation sweepstakes for four people. This contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada with some restrictions. See this entry page and links to the official rules for more details. * Tommy Bahama and Maui Jim have teamed up for a Hawaii vacation giveaway for two. You must be a ... Read More »

Tiki Box Review

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It seems that sample boxes are becoming super popular these days with more start ups offering sample boxes for niche interests. Well, as you’ve probably guessed, there are sample boxes for Hawaii, too. We were recently offered a free box from the folks at The Tiki Box. We then purchased two more boxes to have a bigger sample size for ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Untouched Hawaii

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Mahalo to Brad Dennis for sharing this colorful sunset photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Along with his photo, Brad shared these comments: Just returned from the beautiful Islands, Kauai, Maui & Big Island. The attached is an iPhone 6 photo that is untouched in any way. No wonder we keep returning. With postcard-perfect sunsets like these, we agree ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: May 27, 2015

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– Dr. Beach announced the 2015 list of America’s best beaches. Oahu’s Waimanalo Beach took this year’s top spot. See this link to view a Google map of Waimanalo. – As we all know, it’s super important to wear sunscreen in Hawaii. EWG issued their 2015 guide to the safest and most effective beach and sport sunscreens. You can see ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Makalawena Beach on Hawaii Island

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Mahalo to Ralf Benayad for sharing this beautiful Hawaii beach scene with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Ralf said, “A chain of secluded beaches can be found on the westcoast of the Big Island – here it’s the amazing Makalawena Beach.” With pale blue waters and lovely white sand, it sure is a beauty! Happy Aloha Friday! — Email subscribers: ... Read More »

Best family and kid-friendly hotels in Hawaii

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When you’re looking for a great Hawaii hotel for the family vacation, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the choices. In general you can’t make a bad decision as most Hawaii hotels make great vacation bases whether you are looking for a romantic trip for two or a family fun vacation. When planning a family vacation to Hawaii, we ... Read More »

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