Category Archives: General Hawaii

Suggestions for what to wear in Hawaii on vacation – female edition (with photos)

Andy & Sheila Beal

Packing for Hawaii is really quite simple. Your comfortable, casual wear will fit in well with Hawaii’s relaxed, island vibe. With Hawaii’s tropical, warm weather, comfort is key. When choosing your clothing for Hawaii, we recommend cotton-based, loose-fitting, breathable and moisture-wicking clothes as they will feel best against your skin. I recommend that you leave your clothes with a high polyester ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Kapahulu Pier Breakwater


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 »

Happy King Kamehameha Day!

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King Kamehameha Day is celebrated as a statewide holiday throughout the Hawaiian Islands on June 11th. This revered king was the first to unite the islands of Hawaii in the late 1700s. He named his kingdom, the Kingdom of Hawaii, after his home island, Hawaii, the Big Island. If you are visiting Hawaii on King Kamehameha Day, you might find parades ... Read More »

Infographic: Hawaii Hotel Trends

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Andy and I have put together this infographic with lots of useful and interesting information about Hawaii hotel and visitor statistics. Here, you’ll find the freshest annual data from 2013, that shows the annual visitors to Hawaii, the average hotel occupancy for the year, the average statewide hotel rate for Hawaii, the average hotel rates by island, the weekly hotel ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset Silhouettes


Mahalo to Lisa Randolph for sharing this beautiful sunset photo with us. Lisa took this shot while visiting Honolulu for her brother’s wedding in August of 2013. We love this sunset scene showing people savoring the view. What a lovely way to end the day. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: June 3, 2014


* Travelzoo has a great deal for a getaway at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s beautiful North Shore. The deal starts at $599 for a three-night stay, which works out to just less than $200 per night for this four-star, newly refurbished hotel. They’re also offering five-night stay for $999, which also works out to just under $200 per night. ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Hanalei Bay Day


Mahalo to Robin Kramer for sharing this lovely photo with us for Aloha Friday. Robin took this photo in February. While most of us in North America were shivering in the cold, Robin was enjoying the warm Hawaiian sunshine. Robin’s photo is of  Hanalei Bay on the north shore of Kauai. The dramatic mountain backdrop standing by this wide bay make ... Read More »

Is June a good month to vacation in Hawaii?


It’s time to focus on all the important things to know about visiting Hawaii in June after covering March, April and May. Let’s look at the details you need to know when considering a June vacation in Hawaii. What’s the weather like in Hawaii in June? June’s weather is usually quite nice. Daytime high temperature average in the low to mid 80s F. ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Sail away sunset


Mahalo to Cheryl Decoopman for sharing this photo with us for our Aloha Friday Photo series. Cheryl shared this about her photo: We had a wonderful trip back in September. This is one of my favourite pictures from our vacation! We were on the Alii Kai Catamaran Dinner Cruise in Oahu, and the sunset hit the boat at the perfect spot! I ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Oh to be a coconut tree

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Mahalo to Kazuaki Nakano for sharing this lovely photo with us for our Aloha Friday Photo series. Kazuaki took this photo at sunset by the Kaimana Beach Hotel on Waikiki Beach. The coconut trees appear to be enjoying the sunset. I want to walk across this green lawn and join them as they admire the view. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

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