Category Archives: General Hawaii

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 »

Weekend cyber deals for Hawaii travel & gifts

We don’t normally post on Saturday, but with the big cyber weekend going on here in the US, we’ve found some special Hawaii-related deals that you might want to check out. Hawaii Hotel Deals Outrigger Resorts have a cyber sale on through Monday with promo code CYBER16 with a Maui condo deal for $97 per night, plus many other Hawaii ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Opeaka’a Falls, Kauai

Mahalo to Joan Buhs for sharing this pretty Opeakaa waterfall photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. This waterfall is on the east side of Kauai in the Wailua River Valley. Opeakaa Falls easy to see as there’s no hike necessary to view this lacy waterfall that Joan described as “magical.” Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Hawaii vacation news: November 21, 2016

* There’s a new hotel coming to Waikiki Beach — Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach. They’re accepting reservations starting January 1, 2017. * Maui Ocean Center launched a new webcam that looks out onto a couple exhibits and to Ma’alaea Harbor. * The archery and sporting clay center on Lanai reopened. * National Geographic Traveler magazine noted Kauai for its amazing nature ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Waikiki Serenity

Mahalo to Helen Loutas for sharing this beautiful photo from Waikiki with us for Aloha Friday Photos. As Helen shared this photo she said, “Ahhhh, the serenity.” Though Waikiki Beach is known for being a bit more energetic that most Hawaiian beaches, it’s not difficult to find peaceful scenes like this one that Helen captured. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Photos, video and review of the Villas at Poipu Kai, Kauai

On our recent trip to Kauai, we enjoyed a four-night stay at the Villas at Poipu Kai within the Poipu Beach Resort on the south side of Kauai. As you can see from this Google Map, the resort is a short five-ish minute walk to the beach. With architecture that honors the former sugar cane plantation days the Villas at Poipu ... Read More »

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