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Aloha Friday Photo: A view of Diamond Head from the air

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Mahalo to Peter King from the United Kingdom for sharing this view of Diamond Head  with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Peter took this photo from the plane while visiting Hawaii in April. It’s always exciting to catch the first views Hawaii as your flight comes in for landing. Likewise, as you depart, you savor the final sights of Hawaii ... Read More »

What to know for a September vacation to Hawaii

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September is a fantastic month to visit Hawaii. It’s a relatively quiet time in the Hawaiian Islands; hotel rates are less expensive and the weather is great. In this article, we’ll review all these important details in deciding if September is the best month for you to vacation in Hawaii. What’s Hawaii’s weather like in September? August and September are ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A sweetheart of a view

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Mahalo to Joe West from Drone Cam Hawaii for sharing this superb view of Pu’upehe with us. Pu’upehe, also known as Sweetheart Rock, is one of the most iconic views of Lana’i. This impressive rock always makes visitors wonder how it was formed and why it stands alone from the rest of the island. We’ve taken the short hike out to ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: August 13, 2014

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* Thankfully tropical storms Iselle and Julio have passed and sunny skies have returned to Hawaii. * We’re finally seeing Hawaiian Airlines dip their fares into the upper $300s from the mid $400s — a seasonal best rate. Fares are now starting at $398 roundtrip but you must book by August 18 and travel from August 19 through December 12, ... Read More »

Predict the first 2014 humpback whale sighting in Hawaii

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As autumn approaches, humpback whales start making their way to Hawaii. Though the humpback whale season doesn’t officially start until mid-December, a small population of these amazing creatures arrive earlier. Typically the first sighting is in October, though in 2012, one whale surprised everyone at the end of August. Humpback whales spend the summer months feeding in the nutrient rich ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Tangerine sky at sunset

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Mahalo to Viola Benson and Donna Smith for sharing this beautiful sunset photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Donna took this photo from Waikiki while she and her friend Viola were visiting Oahu in early April. Each night’s sunset seems to create a new color palette. On this April evening, a vibrant shade of tangerine filled the sky so ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: July 29, 2014

Take a break in this hammock while you read the latest Hawaii vacation deals and news you can use.

* Costco Travel always seems to have special Hawaii travel deals. See this page to search for deals. One of the current Costco special offers that we think is an especially good value is a five-night stay at the newly refurbished Hyatt Regency Maui including daily breakfast buffet for two, rental car and two-for-one admission to their luau from $739 ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Kauai hibiscus beauty

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Mahalo to Barbara Cooper for sharing this gorgeous photo with us. She snapped this photo while visiting Kauai in February. The striking yellow hibiscus with red accents is amazingly beautiful. This vibrant bloom is framed nicely with palm trees and lovely Hawaiian sky in the background. What a beauty! Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

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