Category Archives: Kauai

Aloha Friday Photo: Lovely Lawai Valley

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Mahalo to Lorie in Missouri for sharing this lovely photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Lorie took this photo of Lawai Valley while touring Allerton (read our review of Allerton) and McBryde Gardens when she visited Kauai in June 2014. Lorie tells us that this photo is her favorite and the most stunning view. We agree with Lorie, this view ... Read More »

Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Hawaii 2014/2015

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We’ve been hard at work gathering the best information about New Year’s Eve fireworks and celebrations across Hawaii. If you will be welcoming in 2015 on one of the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, be sure and check out our festive island guides for this special occasion: – Oahu New Year’s Eve – Maui New Year’s Eve – Hawaii’s Big Island New ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: December 17, 2014

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*  Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines both have great fare sales on roundtrip flights to Hawaii. For these special fares, you must book by December 22. The travel periods for these fares vary by airline but extend into February (Alaska) and March (Hawaiian). Do check out all the fine print. Here are examples of the types of fare sales you ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Nukoli’i Beach Sunrise

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Mahalo to Terry Ambrose for sharing this lovely photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Terry shared this about his photo: “The mornings at Nukoli’i Beach on Kauai are simply spectacular. Each sunrise is different and changes constantly.” Terry also said that he can’t wait to get back to Kauai. With beautiful sunrise moments like these, we completely understand why. ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Kauai sun “rise and shine”

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Mahalo to Andrea Martinez for sharing this beautiful Kauai sunrise photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Andrea took this photo earlier this month during her first trip to Kauai. She says that she “completely fell in love” with the island. With a wonderful scene like this one, we can’t blame her for being lovestruck with the Garden Isle. Happy ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Spouting Horn

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Mahalo to Laura and Marco from Milan, Italy for sharing this excellent photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what our Italian friends shared about their photo of Spouting Horn, one of Hawaii’s best blowholes: We arrived to  Kauai the day  before Hurricane Iselle hit the Hawai’i islands. No damages in Kauai, but lots of rain and flash flooding. Just ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Beginning the day with a Kauai sunrise

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Mahalo to Tana Eubanks from Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for sharing this gorgeous Kauai sunrise photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what Tana shared about her photo that she took back in August: Captured this beautiful sunrise from the east side of Kauai, near Kapaa this week. It was the first time I got up to see the sunrise, ... Read More »

Nounou Mountain, Kauai’s Sleeping Giant

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As you drive around the island of Kauai, the beautiful, green mountains towards the island’s center are always pleasantly eye-catching. One ridge that’s particularly interesting is Nounou Mountain, which appears to have the profile of a sleeping giant. In fact, the mountain is more commonly dubbed Sleeping Giant. Per GoHawaii.com, the Hawaiian legend of Nounou Mountain is: … this giant ... Read More »

Your favorite Hawaii places

Waikiki Beach and Oahu rank high on the list of favorite places in Hawaii

We thoroughly enjoyed reading your favorite places after we posed the question on the blog and on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. We found ourselves nodding in agreement with so many of your choices, but we also learned of some spots we didn’t know. Let’s take a look at your responses. How do your favorite islands stack up per ... Read More »

Celebrating July 4th 2014 in Hawaii

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We always say that Hawaii knows how to celebrate a holiday and this fourth of July will be no exception. Independence Day celebrations in Hawaii include patriotic parades and fireworks, of course. In addition to those traditional events you’ll also find celebrations that are very unique to Hawaii, such as the juvenile honu (turtle) release ceremony at Mauna Lani Bay ... Read More »

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