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Aloha Friday Photo: “Front row seats…”

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Mahalo to Pam Wright for sending this lovely sunset photo to us for Aloha Friday Photos. Pam took this photo from Duke’s Waikiki on the final evening of her recent Oahu visit. She tells us that she likes to call this view “great front row seats to a breathtaking sunset.” That’s an excellent description! Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Hanalei Bay Beach Day

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Mahalo to Julie and Richard Cyburt of Owosso, Michigan for sharing this nice Hanalei Bay Beach photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Julie and Richard visited Kauai in July 2014 for their wedding. They told me that they loved Kauai and wish they could have stayed longer than a week. We know that feeling, don’t we? Hanalei Bay is ... Read More »

Luxury Maui vacation living at Montage Kapalua Bay

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“I’d love to go back to stay at the Montage Kapalua Bay.” I’ve probably said that at least a dozen times since our stay in October 2014. There are so many reasons why I’d like to return, but if I had to describe it in just a few words, I’d say that this residence-style accommodation provided all the conveniences and ... Read More »

Hawaii packing tips & tricks: Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus

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We recently tested Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus on a trip to Oahu. This multi-functional product claims to smooth wrinkles, eliminate odors, and stop static. How did it work? We were impressed. Even though we roll our cloths for packing to optimize luggage space and to prevent wrinkles, wrinkles can’t be completely prevented. As a case in point, here’s a dress ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: January 28, 2015

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* The 2nd Annual Ultimate Ocean Cocktail Contest is underway! The winner gets $500 and a three-night stay at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. See this link for contest rules and entry. * Yay! Free Wi-Fi is coming to Waikiki. Plans are in place to have the service available “sometime this year.” (Source) * Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Wide Angle Waikiki

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Mahalo to Andy Morris for sharing this beautiful wide angle Waikiki photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. It appears that this photo was taken at sunrise based on the sky being brighter above Diamond Head in the east and that people aren’t on this mega popular beach. No matter what time of day this photo was taken, it sure ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Relaxing view from Ko Olina

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Mahalo to Allison from Hiawatha, Kansas for sharing this nice photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Allison took this photo at one of the lagoons of Ko Olina during her visit to Oahu in November 2014. This sunset scene has a quiet calmness about it — making us want to relax in those lounge chairs and soak in this ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals roundup: January 13, 2015

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*  We appreciate all the entries for the Hawaii-Themed Prize Pack Giveaway. Congratulations to Jennifer of New York for being our randomly selected winner. *  We’ve found some excellent Hawaii vacation sweepstakes open to legal US residents: PopSugar is giving away a trip for two to Oahu including airfare and five nights at Turtle Bay Resort. Enter here. The Travel ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: “As good as it gets…”

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Mahalo to Damian James for sharing this beach scene photo from Molokai. When Damian posted this photo on our Facebook page, he simply said, “As good as it gets…” It is good, indeed! We’d love to be at this spot to watch the ocean gently lapping onto the golden sand, breath in the fresh air, feel the breeze and just soak ... Read More »

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