Category Archives: General Hawaii

Is first class on Hawaiian Airlines worth it from JFK to HNL?

We were fortunate to have enough frequent flier miles for first class, roundtrip tickets on Hawaiian Airline’s direct flight from New York’s JFK to Honolulu. We were very impressed by the seats, service and amenities, despite one hiccup, but we’ll get to that later. The aloha spirit is evident from the moment you step on the plane. Flight attendants were ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: “Winter Visitors”

Mahalo to Carol Zilic of Naperville, Illinois for sharing this outstanding whale breach photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Carol visited in February, which is the peak of Hawaii’s winter humpback whale season. Here’s what she shared, Whales were very busy breaching on this trip with Captain Steve’s 2 hour whale watch in Maui. It always is tons of ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Evening surfers at Kahanamoku Beach

Mahalo to James Grenz for sharing this colorful shot for Aloha Friday Photos.  This photo was taken at the Kahanamoku Beach area of Waikiki. What an interesting time of day with the surfers coming in from riding the waves while others stand at the water’s edge admiring sunset. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: New land in creation!

Mahalo to Nancy Claus for sharing this excellent lava flow photo with us for Aloha Friday Photo, She took this photo  on Hawaii (Big) Island. Nancy said this about her photo, “The coastal lava flows near Kalapana – the creation of Earth in progress. What an amazing sight to see new land being created.” Seeing volcano activity is one of ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Dreamy Waikiki

Mahalo to Hayley for sharing this dreamy Waikiki photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. When she shared this photo earlier this month, here’s what Hayley had to say: Back in my natural habitat: on an island surrounded by palm trees, the sun and the beach. Welcome to Waikiki! Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Flower from Pearl Harbor

Mahalo to Virginia Kavanaugh who sent this beautiful shot for Aloha Friday Photos. This flower appears to be a hibiscus that’s in the process of opening. Laura noted that this flower was among many that were blooming along the shores of Pearl Harbor. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: February 7, 2017

– Hawaiian Airlines’s newest sweepstakes includes a grand prize of 140,000 HawaiianMiles for two roundtrip tickets, four nights at Wailea Beach Resort Marriott and dinner for two. You must be a legal resident of the US to win. See this link for more information and to enter to win. – Our activities partner, Funlocity, has recently added tours and activities ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Hawaii hiking scene

Mahalo to Robin Gonzalez for sharing this pretty Hawaii coast scene with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She snapped this photo while on a hike. Views like these can certainly inspire you to hike longer and more often than your norm. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

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