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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Aloha Friday Photo: Green Sand Beach on Big Island of Hawaii

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Mahalo to Kelly Driscoll-Smith for sharing this unique Hawaii Island photo with us. Kelly took this photo at Papakolea Beach — also known as the Green Sand Beach. How does this green sand beach get it’s color? I’ll let Wikipedia explain: The cinder cone is rich in olivine, a silicate mineral containing iron and magnesium, also known as peridot when of gem quality. Olivine is a common mineral ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Wailea Beach Day

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Mahalo to Kathleen Wiegand for sharing this beautiful beach photo with us for our Aloha Friday Photo series. This photo was taken from sunny South Maui where Kathleen tells us she was enjoying a day at the beach in Wailea. We love the perspective of this photo. It’s so close to sand-level that you can almost feel like you’re sitting ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A diamond of an oath

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Mahalo to Debbie for sharing this perfectly timed photo from the top of Diamond Head. Debbie suggested that we share this photo for 4th of July, which is an excellent idea. So, how did Debbie get this photo? I’ll let Debbie share her story: This photo was taken in April 2011 on our first visit to Waikiki and Kauai.  We ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset with an audience

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Mahalo to Tony Bartlett for sending this Waikiki sunset photo to us for our Aloha Friday Photo series. I really like Tony’s unique composition of this shot, that not only features an eye-catching sunset, but also shows the many people out enjoying the moment. Waikiki sunsets always seem to have an adoring audience and deservedly so. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: “Hanalei Canyon”

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Mahalo to Jeffrey Murray Photography for supplying this amazing photo for our Aloha Friday Photo series. Jeffrey’s photo from Kauai’s north shore is stunning. What a gorgeous capture with the soft sunbeams illuminating these rugged, green mountains. We like Jeffrey’s title for this photo — “Hanalei Canyon.” Though, to our knowledge, there’s not a specific place in Kauai called Hanalei ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Kapahulu Pier Breakwater

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Mahalo to Gray Cargill, a blogger pal who writes Solo Friendly — a blog for solo travelers, for sharing this mesmerizing shot with us. Gray traveled to Honolulu from Burlington, Vermont in January for a wintertime warm up. We love Gray’s photo along with the reasons she enjoys this spot at Waikiki Beach. I spent a lot of time on ... Read More »

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