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Aloha Friday Photo: Oahu North Shore Rainbow

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Mahalo to Ken Mulse for sharing this beautiful Oahu rainbow photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s the story behind Ken’s photo that he took in August: I caught this photo on the North Shore on the way to Sharks Cove on Sunday. Hope you like it as much as I do! We sure do like it, Ken. This ... Read More »

What to know about vacation in Hawaii in November

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If you are considering a Hawaii vacation in November, you may want to examine all the important factors, such as weather, costs, crowds and special events. We’ll look at each of those factors in detail to help you decide whether November is the best month for your visit to Hawaii. What’s the weather like in Hawaii in November? Hawaii’s weather ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A “fairway” to enjoy a winter day

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Mahalo to Tom Sakiyama for sharing this gorgeous photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s Tom’s description of this shot: Last January while our neighbors endured an especially cold and snowy winter in St Louis, we were dining in the open air bar of Roy’s Ko’Olina overlooking the 18th fairway of the Ko’Olina Golf Club. If given a choice, ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: October 7, 2014

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* The travel agency Pleasant Holidays is advertising a Hawaii January Vacation Sale with with a free convertible, SUV, minivan or luxury rental car. See more details here. * If you want to visit Maui on the cheap, this hotel deal for $79 per night at the 2.5-star Maui Beach Hotel, looks like it’s worth considering. * Cruises are on ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Beginning the day with a Kauai sunrise

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Mahalo to Tana Eubanks from Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for sharing this gorgeous Kauai sunrise photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what Tana shared about her photo that she took back in August: Captured this beautiful sunrise from the east side of Kauai, near Kapaa this week. It was the first time I got up to see the sunrise, ... Read More »

Hawaii rainfall chart by month and island

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As we’ve been working through our detailed month-by-month series to help you choose the best month for you to visit Hawaii, weather is certainly an important factor. Many times, we’ve referenced Weather.com’s excellent database of Hawaii of rainfall averages, however simply listing a single month’s rainfall data point by island, didn’t provide enough context to our liking. To remedy this ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Kiholo Bay Aerial

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Mahalo to Hawaii By Air Photography for sharing this photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. What an amazing view of the turquoise sea meeting the Big Island’s shoreline at this stunningly beautiful Kohala Coast spot. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Beautiful blue sky

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Mahalo to Mariola DeFina for sharing this beautiful picture with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Mariola shared this short note along with the photo, “Beautiful blue sky with bird inflight.” Yes, we agree that sky is a beautiful blue. It’s such a deep blue that I can’t imagine it being even bluer. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

2014 – 2015 season’s first humpback whale was spotted off Kauai!

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Though Hawaii’s “official” humpback whale season doesn’t start until late December, the first whale sighting of the season occurred this week. According to this KITV report, the crew of Holo Holo Charters spotted a whale about a mile off the west coast of Kauai on September 16th. If you are visiting Hawaii between now and the end of December, keep your ... Read More »

What to know about vacationing in Hawaii in October

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When factoring weather, costs and low crowds, October is one of the best months to visit Hawaii. Let’s examine the details showing why October is an excellent month for a Hawaii vacation. What’s Hawaii’s weather like in October? After Hawaii’s warmest months of August and September, October temperatures cool down only slightly. Daytime high temperatures at most beach resorts average ... Read More »

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