Category Archives: General Hawaii

What you need to wear and bring for sightseeing in Hawaii

There are few things more exciting than getting out and about for a day of sightseeing in the Hawaiian Islands. It’s a day filled with amazing views and memorable experiences. After many, many days of sightseeing in Hawaii, we’ve determined the best clothes to wear and the best supplies to bring. Besides a car or tour bus, sightseeing in Hawaii ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Halona Blowhole, Oahu

Mahalo to John Irwin of Dunedin, Florida for sharing this excellent photo of Halona Blowhole on Oahu with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what John had to say about this experience: I stumbled upon this menacing blowhole by accident as I was jumping around on the rocks near an amazing little beach I had been snorkeling off. It’s right ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Oahu North Shore Sunset Sky

Mahalo to Hilary Gregoire for sharing this beautiful Oahu photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She tells us that she drove to the North Shore her kids just before sunset. They stopped to take a swim and finished just in time to see all these beautiful colors. What a beautiful way to end the day! Happy Aloha Friday! — ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: July 12, 2017

– Airfare to Hawaii for fall vacations is starting to look enticing. is a good place to check for the best fares from your local airport to Hawaii. – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has launched a new video with tips for safely viewing lava. – Outrigger Resorts has hotels and vacation condos 30% off across all major the Hawaiian ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Maui Sunset Moment

Mahalo to Jennifer Moriel of Fabens, Texas for sharing this very interesting sunset shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. We love all the different tree silhouettes that are captured in contrast with the colorful sunset backdrop. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Scenes from Hawaii Highway 137

Mahalo to Marcia Sewick from Waukon, Iowa for sharing these gorgeous photos with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what Marcia shared with us about the above photo: We visited the Big Island for the first time in February/March 2017 and on our drive in the Puna district, we came upon this scenic spot, one of many, on Highway 137. ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: “Such a breathtaking place”

Mahalo to Jaana Nuutinen from Brisbane, Australia for sharing this gorgeous lighthouse photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Jaana took this photo at Kilauea Lighthouse while visiting Kauai with her daughter. She described this view as “such a breathtaking place.” Yes, indeed, it is, which is why we list it in our recently published Kauai vacation itinerary and travel planner. Happy ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Kipuka Puaulu Trail

Mahalo to Marjorie Elliott for sharing this lovely Hawaii trail photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Marjorie took this photo on the Kipuka Puaulu Trail which leads through a bird and wildlife refuge on the Big Island. This loop trail is only 1.2-miles long with very little elevation change. As you might be able to tell from Margorie’s photo, ... Read More »

What are the top Hawaii attractions?

When the folks from USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards reached out to us to submit a list of the top 20 Hawaii attractions, we had a very difficult time narrowing down the fantastic options across all the Hawaiian Islands. With input from other Hawaii travel experts, USA Today 10 Best received over 60 submissions that they narrowed down to just ... Read More »

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