Monthly Archives: July 2012

Updated: Best Oahu Restaurants

If you are like us at all, you like to taste the best that your vacation destination offers. Dining is a big part of our Hawaii vacations, so we aim to find the best with each visit. Though we originally generated our list of the best Oahu restaurants in April, 2008, we do update it periodically.  We’ve just freshened the ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A Diamond of a View

Mahalo to Christopher Barrows for sharing today’s beautiful Aloha Friday Photo. He took this shot from the top of Diamond Head crater. Christopher said, A great view from the top of Diamond Head (second time there)…just another reason for anyone to take the hike, even if they aren’t a fan of walking/hiking. We agree. The view of Waikiki and Honolulu ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: July 26, 2012

Fall 2012 is shaping up to be a great time to go to Hawaii as you will see from these deals. * Fall fares to Hawaii from around the US are looking great. Check out this handy dandy list from (I love their Low Fare Calendars, by the way, which makes it super easy to find the lowest fares.) ... Read More »

Volunteer opportunities for visitors to Hawaii

If you’d like to make a difference while enjoying a visit to Hawaii, you might want to explore these worthy causes with short-term volunteer projects. Surfrider Foundation (Kauai) – With a mission of dedicating itself to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, the Surfrider Foundation is ideal for travelers interested in conservation, activism, research and education. The Kauai ... Read More »

Photo Compilation: Cruise Ship Hawaii

This article is brought to you by Jo from Everything Cruises blog. She’s part of a team of writers delivering nautical delights to your inbox: fascinating cruise facts, smart tips that will save you money and what NOT to do when you step aboard. Sign up for blog updates and follow Everything Cruises on Twitter @CruisingBlog. Hawaii is paradise found. ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Reflecting Sunset Edition

Today’s beautiful Aloha Friday Photo was taken last month by Megan while she and her husband were honeymooning on Maui. What a romantic scene to enjoy and capture on a honeymoon. From this photo, I think it’s amazing how the sliver of wet sand vividly reflects the sun and sky even though the sun is nearly sinking in to the ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: July 18, 2012

Here’s the top Hawaii vacation news that’s streaming to our attention. * Waikoloa Beach Marriott has rates starting at $179 through December 25, 2012. For $199 per night, you score a room with a full ocean view. This four-star resort is located in Waikoloa on the Kohala Coast, which is a great place to stay on the Big Island. For ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Wailua Falls on “Fantasy Island”

Today’s Aloha Friday Photo is a beautiful Kauai waterfall that’s also a TV star. If you’ve ever seen the ABC hit series Fantasy Island that aired in the late 1970s and early 1980s, then you’ve seen Wailua Falls. Wailua Falls is definitely a waterfall worth seeing on your Kauai vacation. In fact, I list it as one of the top ... Read More »

A View of Oahu’s Mokolii from Kualoa Beach Park

I have no idea how many times, we’ve driven Kamehameha Highway (Hwy 83) on Oahu’s windward shore, but I can tell you that every time, Mokolii captures our attention. The island’s profile makes me curious as to how it was formed. How did this lava rock become shaped like a Chinaman’s hat? According to Hawaiian legend, Mokolii is the tail ... Read More »

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