Category Archives: Oahu

Aloha Friday Photo: Pipeline on a fifteen-foot day

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Mahalo to Jason Matias Photography for sharing this photo with us. Jason took this shot on the North Shore of Oahu at Ehukai Beach Park, which is more commonly known as the Banzai Pipeline. The waves on this day were reaching heights of approximately fifteen feet. Andy and I have “wave watched” at the Banzai Pipeline many times and it never ceases ... Read More »

Suite life with extra value at Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk

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Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk offers great amenities and value for a Waikiki vacation. A full, cooked-to-order breakfast and evening cocktail reception is always included in the nightly room rate off this all-suite resort. Location Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk is located at 201 Beach Walk in Waikiki. (See this Google Map link to explore the area.) Restaurants, shops and, ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: February 19, 2015

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As I write today from my North Carolina home, we’re experiencing an unusual cold spell. It’s 19 F  at noon, which is probably considered warm-ish for many colder climes in North America and beyond. One cure for the winter blues is to think warm thoughts. And, so our thoughts turn to tropical Hawaii… * Check out the current list of ... Read More »

Oahu is so much more than Waikiki

This view of east Oahu can be enjoyed by a stop at Makapu'u just off Highway 72.

I’ve been writing about Hawaii travel since 2006 and I’ve heard almost every misconception about Hawaii that’s out there. A common one that I often hear about Oahu is that it’s over developed, touristy and too citylike. If Oahu was only Waikiki and the city of Honolulu, I could see how people might get that impression if they’ve mostly seen ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals roundup: January 13, 2015

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*  We appreciate all the entries for the Hawaii-Themed Prize Pack Giveaway. Congratulations to Jennifer of New York for being our randomly selected winner. *  We’ve found some excellent Hawaii vacation sweepstakes open to legal US residents: PopSugar is giving away a trip for two to Oahu including airfare and five nights at Turtle Bay Resort. Enter here. The Travel ... Read More »

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

Happy New Year in Hawaii

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 »

Aloha Friday Photo: Mighty Mo

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Mahalo to Miriam Becerril for sharing this photo from the Battleship Missouri Memorial with us. The Mighty Mo is steeped in proud history from World War II through Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Perhaps one of the ship’s most significant moments is that it served as the meeting point in Tokyo Bay for the Japanese Foreign Minister to sign the Instrument of ... Read More »

Amazing Christmas Gingerbread Village in Waikiki

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On our list of things to see and do in Waikiki at Christmas, we recommend a visit to the grand gingerbread village created and hosted by Sheraton Princess Kaiulani hotel. Once you step inside the hotel, the inviting gingerbread scent helps you find the village in the lobby area. On our recent visit to Waikiki, we made a point to ... Read More »

Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu 2014/2015 New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Dining & Events

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Oahu is a fantastic island to welcome in the new year. Waikiki Beach and Honolulu will be particularly lively with entertainment, festive dining and, of course, amazing fireworks at midnight. Here’s what’s happening this New Year’s Eve (December 31, 2014) to celebrate 2015. New Year’s Eve Fireworks * Waikiki Beach hosts a fireworks show from a barge just offshore from ... Read More »

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