Category Archives: General Hawaii

Aloha Friday Photo: Beautiful Hanalei Bay


Mahalo to April Tellez Benoit from San Jose, California for sharing this beautiful photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. April’s photo is of Hanalei Bay on Kauai. As April shared this photo, she said, “This is one of my favorite places on the island of Kauai and was taken during our trip last Nov. Can’t wait to go back ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: October 8, 2015


* Per the Honolulu Star Advertiser, the first humpback whale of the season has been spotted. NOAA researchers discovered this early arrival off Niihau on September 29. Congratulations to Marco and Laura of Italy for having the closest guess of the first reported arrival contest. They must really be in tune with the humpbacks as this is their second time ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Kauai Coastal Scene with a Daydream


Mahalo to Kristy Foutch-Hecht for sharing this this beautiful Kauai coastal view with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s how Kristy described this scene: The ocean was rough, the wind was strong, we walked along the edges until we came to this spot and I caught my daughter soaking it all in! We envisioned our house back in the flat ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Kona Coffee


Mahalo to Ralf Benayad for sharing this Kona coffee photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.Ralf noted that Kona coffee is known as one of the best coffees in the world. This photo shows the colorful coffee cherries in varying degrees of ripening. The famous Kona coffee bean is inside the cherry. A great way to enjoy Kona coffee along with ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Maui Rainbow Greeting


Mahalo to Linda Alba from Lynwood, California for sharing this beautiful Maui rainbow photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s Linda’s description of how this rainbow greeted her during her recent return visit to Maui: This is my 2nd time visiting Maui. The first time was 1980 and I really didn’t remember much about this island. Maui is absolutely breathtaking! ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: 9/11 Remembrance with Hawaiian Aloha

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Mahalo to Tom Sakiyama for sharing his lovely photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Tom captured this Hawaiian-style tribute on a September 11th in years past. Here’s how he described this moment of remembrance: A community lei returned to the sea on 9/11 in memory of those lost to Hurricane Iniki in 1992, and the attacks on the United ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A golden glow as sailboats slow


Mahalo to Beth Rood for sharing this beautiful sunset photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this photo while visiting Waikiki Beach in August. The palm tree and sailboat silhouettes in contrast with the extraordinary golden sky all combine for a one-of-a-kind sunset moment at the end of a wonderful day on Oahu. <sigh> Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

New series starting: Weather guides to the Hawaiian Islands


Over the years we’ve answered many questions about weather on our Hawaii weather page. Even though that page covers quite a bit of data, we thought it would be helpful to create individual island weather guides for convenience and to cover more details. Before the series gets started, we’d like to hear your Hawaii weather questions. We’ll try to answer ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photos: A sign of aloha from Hawi


Mahalo to Dave Newbold from Hawaii Island for sharing this neat photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Dave tells us that he found this surfboard-shaped sign in Hawi (pronounced hah-vee) on the North Shore of Hawaii Island. It sure does say “ALOHA” to us. 😉 Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: August 25, 2015


*  Maui Jim is hosting a Take Me to Maui sweepstakes which includes airfare for two, hotel accommodations, rental car and a pair of tickets to the Maui Jim Maui Invitational Basketball Tournament. This giveaway is open to legal U.S. residents who are age 18 years or older.  See sweepstakes rules and enter here. * Our partner TravelZoo has a ... Read More »

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