Category Archives: Kauai

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 »

Kauai July 4th fireworks and celebration 2014

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Kauai’s biggest July 4th celebration and fireworks show is all set for the 25th Annual Concert in the Sky. By purchasing tickets to the Concert in the Sky, you’re not only gaining access to top entertainment and fireworks, but you are also supporting this annual Kauai Hospice fundraiser. The highlights of this year’s Concert in the Sky include musical artist Anuhea as ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: “Hanalei Canyon”

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Mahalo to Jeffrey Murray Photography for supplying this amazing photo for our Aloha Friday Photo series. Jeffrey’s photo from Kauai’s north shore is stunning. What a gorgeous capture with the soft sunbeams illuminating these rugged, green mountains. We like Jeffrey’s title for this photo — “Hanalei Canyon.” Though, to our knowledge, there’s not a specific place in Kauai called Hanalei ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Hanalei Bay Day

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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 »

Aloha Friday Photo: Heavenly Hanalei Bay

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Mahalo to Joan Bartosik of California for sharing this beautiful photo with us for our Aloha Friday Photo series. Joan’s photo was taken around sunset from Princeville on the north shore of Kauai. This Princeville perch provides a beautiful overlook of Hanalei Bay. The slivers of pink in the clouds, the rolling surf along with the mountain and palm tree ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: May 6, 2014

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* Mauna Lani Hotel on Hawaii, the Big Island, has a special offer of fourth night free, daily breakfast for two and a $300 resort credit. You might also want to consider this voucher deal of $699 for three nights through Travelzoo and see which offer better suits your needs. Read our Mauna Lani Hotel review. * Travaasa Hana, the ... Read More »

The 5 most unexpected landscapes of Hawaii

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Thoughts of Hawaii conjure up scenes of white sandy beaches flanked by gently swaying palm trees, but the landscapes of the Aloha State are far more diverse. You know the expression not just a pretty face? Well, Hawaii’s not just a pretty beach. 1. Waimea Canyon on Kauai You may think you’ve suddenly been transported to the Grand Canyon when you ... Read More »

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