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Predict the first 2014 humpback whale sighting in Hawaii

2014 whale prediction contest

As autumn approaches, humpback whales start making their way to Hawaii. Though the humpback whale season doesn’t officially start until mid-December, a small population of these amazing creatures arrive earlier. Typically the first sighting is in October, though in 2012, one whale surprised everyone at the end of August. Humpback whales spend the summer months feeding in the nutrient rich ... 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 »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: July 29, 2014

Take a break in this hammock while you read the latest Hawaii vacation deals and news you can use.

* Costco Travel always seems to have special Hawaii travel deals. See this page to search for deals. One of the current Costco special offers that we think is an especially good value is a five-night stay at the newly refurbished Hyatt Regency Maui including daily breakfast buffet for two, rental car and two-for-one admission to their luau from $739 ... 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

Green Sand Beach

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 »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: July 16, 2014

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* If you are thinking about a late summer or fall trip to Hawaii, it’s time to start to keep your eyes on airfare. Hawaiian Airlines is starting to show lower fares for travel between August 19 and November 19, 2014 with fares starting at $438 roundtrip. For a quick search of the lowest fares available from your home airport, we ... Read More »

Is August a good month to visit Hawaii?

August in Hawaii

If you are considering an August vacation in Hawaii, you may be wondering if it’s a good time to visit the islands of Aloha. Let’s examine weather, costs, visitor statistics and more to help you decide if August is the best time for you to vacation in the Hawaiian Islands. What’s Hawaii’s weather like in August? August and September are ... 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 »

Is July a good month for a Hawaii vacation?

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We continue our month by month examination all the important criteria – such as costs, weather, crowds and special events –  to evaluate when is the best time for you to visit Hawaii. It’s now time to focus in on the month of July. What’s the weather like in Hawaii in July? July’s weather in Hawaii can be described as ... Read More »

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