Monthly Archives: January 2012

Celebrating 2 Years of Aloha Friday Photos

Today marks our second year of Aloha Friday Photos on Go Visit Hawaii. Can you believe it? It’s my honor and pleasure to share your Hawaii vacation photos each Friday. You capture great photos, but more than that, you also share your memories that transport us back to Hawaii with a smile. Many thanks for sharing two years worth of ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Black Sand Beach Near Hana

Today’s Aloha Friday Photo comes to us from Kathy Riffey of Baltimore, Maryland. She took this photo near Hana on Maui. The detail of this scene really captures my attention. There’s the swirling ocean waves pounding against the eroded lava rocks. Though the black sand beach is small, it’s such a deep shade of charcoal. Another attention grabber is the ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: January 25, 2012

* Disney’s Aulani Resort is offering a Spring special of 6th night free and complimentary continental breakfast each day during your stay. See all the details here. * Aqua’s Kauai Beach Resort is offering rates as low as $159 including daily breakfast buffet, but you must book before January 31 and complete your stay by December 31, 2012. * Speaking ... Read More »

Top Maui, Lanai and Molokai Festivals

With some help from our friends at the Maui Visitor’s Bureau, we’re listing the top festivals and events for Maui Nui – Maui, Lanai and Molokai. As you can see, there are plenty of excellent celebrations and events throughout the year. JANUARY Hyundai Tournament of Champions – Maui PGA Tour champions from the previous year compete in this televised, season opening, ... Read More »

Top Oahu Festivals to Plan into Your Hawaii Vacation

If you’re hankering to go to Oahu, but not sure when to go, perhaps you’d like to go during one of the many excellent festivals. To help you, I’ve created this handy dandy list of Oahu festivals – which mixes in input from the nice folks at the Oahu Visitor’s Bureau, plus my opinion. Please note that is post was ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Kaanapali Aerial Edition

Kris from Illinois sent in today’s Aloha Friday Photo. Kris took this photo while he was at the Maui Photo Festival last August. More specifically, he was on a photo session in a doors-off helicopter tour. This photo gives a great aerial view of Kaanapali Beach – Kris’ favorite beach. Does this photo make you want to swoop into a ... Read More »

Free Coffee Farm Tour & Tasting at Kauai Coffee Company

Though the Big Island grows Hawaii’s most renowned Kona coffee, Kauai is actually the home to the largest coffee farm in all of Hawaii and the US. Kauai produces approximately 60% of Hawaii’s total coffee crop. Kauai Coffee Company on the southern side of Kauai grows more than 4 million coffee trees over 3,100 acres. From my visit at Kauai ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Discounts & News: January 18, 2012

*  Hawaiian Airlines announced that they’re creating a Maui Hub  that will offer improved connections between The Valley Isle and other points within the Hawaiian Islands as well as flights to and from the West Coast. It will be interesting to see how this improves inter-island travel as this hub is implemented. *  The Polynesian Cultural Center is offering a ... Read More »

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