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Everything you need to know to get to and travel in Hawaii

  When planning a trip to Hawaii, some of the first questions relate to how to get to the islands and then how to get around once you’re there. Chance are, we’ve written an article to help you understand every step of the way to get there and move around with ease. In this article, we organize the Hawaii transportation ... Read More »

FAQs about hurricanes in Hawaii

Historically speaking, hurricanes are unusual events in Hawaii — especially when compared to land masses near the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. That being said, this 2018 hurricane season has been slightly active. So far in 2018, Lane, skirted around Hawaii and Tropical Storm Olivia is moving in the direction of the Hawaiian Islands as I write this article ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: September 5, 2018

– We’re happy to report that Hawaii Volcanoes National Park plans to reopen! After experiencing hundreds of earthquakes and other risks, the area around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has settled for the moment. Officials announced a goal of reopening some of the closed areas by September 22. You can follow the recovery efforts at this link. From this collection of ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Colorful Waikiki Beach Scene

Mahalo to Sandra Lankowski for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo with us. She took this photo while visiting Oahu in September of last year. It appears that Sandra enjoyed a picture perfect day with bright blue skies and ocean colors along with the red and yellow umbrellas dotted on the sand. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Hawaii cultural festivals & special events: September – December 2018

With fall airfare to Hawaii being on sale, it’s the perfect time to plan to a getaway and perhaps experience one of the Aloha State’s cultural festivals. We’ll list what’s in store for the months of September, October, November and December. We’ve organized this list of top events in chronological order by date. The islands will be noted as well ... Read More »

Hurricane Lane in Hawaii

Normally on Fridays we post a happy Hawaii vacation photo from a reader. In light of the hurricane that’s passing near Hawaii, we felt that posting our usual Aloha Friday Photo would be insensitive to the residents of Hawaii. Thankfully, the eye of the hurricane did not hit the islands, however the outer bands have brought dangerous winds and rain. ... Read More »

Take me there Tuesday: Pipiwai Trail, Maui

Driving Maui’s delightful road to Hana (and beyond) can be an action packed day. With so much to see and do, it’s challenging to budget your time, but if you are up for a hike, the Pipiwai Trail is one that’s worth your time. (Allow between 2 to 2.5 hours to complete this 4-mile hike.) The trail goes past banyan trees, ... Read More »

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