Category Archives: Kauai

Hawaii festivals and special events January – April 2017

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If a Hawaii vacation is in your near future or you just need a good excuse to plan one, there’s a chance that you may find a fun festival or event to include in your itinerary. Here are the major cultural and special events planned through April 2017. Click on the links to learn more about each festival. February 4th ... Read More »

It’s New Year’s Eve in Hawaii! Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!

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With 2017 quickly in view, we want to wish you a hau’oli makahiki hou, which is the Hawaiian way to say happy new year! Hawaii really puts on big celebrations for the holidays. Special New Year’s Eve fireworks and parties plans are all set to say aloha to 2017. Here’s what’s on slate for this evening: – Waikiki/Honolulu New Year’s ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: December 7, 2016

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– 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 »

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

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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 »

Off-road fun with Kauai ATV

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    Though driving the paved roads of Kauai lead to new discoveries, going off road takes the adventure up a notch. We loved driving an open-top ATV through a tunnel, under a canopy of trees to a waterfall and to view scenes that are truly movie-worthy. The four-hour ATV and waterfall tour with Kauai ATV really gets you in ... Read More »

Beautiful Kauai Visit 2016

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After a six-night visit to Kauai, the memories of the island’s beauty still resonate. Even though we’ve been to Kauai several times and I know what to expect, the island still puts me in awe- from the verdantly green volcanic mountains to the white sandy beaches and everything in between. If there was a beauty contest for islands, Kauai would ... Read More »

Happy July 4th! Here’s what’s going on in Hawaii 2016

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The 50th State celebrates Independence Day with fun, fireworks and, of course, aloha! Here are all the best July 4th fireworks and celebrations happening across the Hawaiian Islands: Oahu – Ala Moana Shopping center hosts a huge fireworks show that’s touted as one of the nation’s best. In addition to the fireworks show at Ala Moana Beach Park, there also ... Read More »

Wildlife you might see on a Hawaii vacation

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If you enjoy seeing local wildlife when you travel, Hawaii will not disappoint. From the ocean to the mountains, there’s a good chance you may be dazzled by Hawaii’s wildlife. Wildlife that you might see in Hawaii – Whales, particularly humpback whales, migrate by the thousands to Hawaii from late December through early April. They travel from thousands of miles ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: King Kong’s Profile on Kauai’s Kalalea Mountain

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Mahalo to Laura and Marco, who are wonderful, longtime subscribers and Aloha Friday Photo contributors from Italy, for sending these excellent Kauai photos and story. Here’s the story they shared of seeing King Kong’s profile at Kalalea Mountain in Kauai. The first photo was taken during a tour around Kauai on August 2014. Driving north from Kapa’a on Highway 56, ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: January 4, 2016

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Aloha and Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! * Hawaiian Airlines has started 2016 with a nice fare sale with roundtrip fares from the mainland to Hawaii starting at $318 roundtrip. For this sale, you must book by January 7, 2016 for travel through March 16, 2016. * Four Seasons Resort Lanai is set to welcome guests again starting February 1, 2016 with ... Read More »

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