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Aloha Friday Photos: Oahu Blooms

Mahalo Irina Blok of San Francisco for sending in this pretty floral photo for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this photo while visiting Oahu in December, which reminds us that Hawaii is always in beautiful bloom — even in the winter. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: January 3, 2017

* Hawaiian Airlines has a sale on flights to Hawaii with fares starting at $338 roundtrip. That’s the lowest we’ve seen in a while. You must book by January 5th. Fares are available for travel between January 16 and March 22, 2017 on Mondays through Thursdays. * We’ve also noticed some good fares to Maui from several destinations via airfarewatchdog.com ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: “One of those magical days…”

Mahalo to Joe West  for sharing this magical drone view of Maui with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what Joe said about this shot: Recent drone cam view of Olowalu side of Maui. One of those magical days when almost all the “photo wish list” boxes get checked for clouds, sun angle, and water clarity. Sure is beautiful! Happy Aloha ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A magical encounter with Santa on Haleakala

We love this incredible Santa story shared by Annie Chavez-Hollingshead. Even though we’ve shared this story years ago, we’re still amazed and feel that it’s definitely worth revisiting considering that Christmas is quickly approaching. Annie visited the summit of Haleakala for sunrise in 2007. She said everyone was wrapped up as warmly as they could be on this frigid December ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: “Leading Lines”

Mahalo to Devesh Tripathi for sharing this stunning ariel view of windward Oahu with us for Aloha Friday Photos. He entitled this shot “Leading Lines.” Devesh didn’t mention exactly where this photo was taken. Our guess is that this highway is probably the H3 — which is one of only three interstates…or should we say intrastates… in Hawaii. All three ... Read More »

Hawaiian-style Christmas trees and decorations photos

Hawaii gets all decked out for the Christmas holiday. Though you’ll see some of the same decorations that we have on the mainland, like Santa ornaments, you’ll also see lots of decorations inspired by the Hawaiian and island cultures. Let’s take a look at some beautiful Christmas decorations around the Hawaiian islands. The following photo has a bit of an ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Christmas Hibiscus

Mahalo to Hawaii Island resident and amazing photographer, James Grenz for sharing this beautiful hibiscus photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. The bold red bloom against the green backdrop make this tropical flower look so Christmasy. Happy Aloha Friday and Mele Kalikimaka! Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: December 7, 2016

– Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. We can’t fully comprehend the tragedy and incredible bravery on that fateful morning of December 7, 1941. With much interest, we’ve been reading and watching the stories of the brave survivors who are returning for the 75th anniversary commemoration today. These are some of the stories of heroes that have caught our eye: ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A view of valor – Plus information on viewing events from the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day

Mahalo to Tom Sakiyama for sharing this excellent bird’s-eye view of the USS Arizona Memorial. Tom captured this photo while taking a Seaplane Tour. This December 7th marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and several special events are scheduled to commemorate the day. Note that some of the special Pearl Harbor Day events will have live, online ... Read More »

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