Monthly Archives: August 2012

Aloha Friday Photo: Lava Lava Beach Club Sunset

Today’s beautiful sunset photo was sent to us by Jamie Gold from California. Here’s what Jamie shared with us about this photo: ….from our last night of our vacation. It is an awesome sunset (7/20/12) taken from the sand at the new Lava Lava Beach Club at A-Bay at Waikaloa on the Big Island! (Great place–we went twice!) I actually ... Read More »

How much for a trip to Hawaii? (Budget calculator)

You’ve seen ads for Hawaii featuring photos of beautiful white sand beaches, palm trees and the bluest of blue water. Now you want to go, but you have no idea how much a trip to Hawaii costs. Where do you start? In this article, I’m providing you with the easy-to-use estimates to calculate your personal Hawaii trip budget. It can’t ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Dreamy Oahu Sunset

Oh boy! We’ve got another awesome Oahu sunset photo shared with us by Myk Salonga Photography. This photo was taken at sunset on August 18 at Yokohama Beach on Oahu’s leeward, western shore. It’s easy for me to get drawn into this photo. I think the positioning of it gives the feeling of floating in the air. I could easily ... Read More »

Waikani Falls off Maui’s Road to Hana

The road to Hana could be dubbed waterfall alley. While there are loads of waterfalls along the road, surprisingly, most of them are not directly visible from the road. But, I have good news. Waikani is a beautiful waterfall that’s easily visible off the road. Waikani Falls sometimes called Three Bears because of the separate streams of the falls. From ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Ko Olina Sunset

Today’s beautiful Aloha Friday Photo was shared with us by Myk Salonga Photography. This amazing sunset shot was taken at Ko Olina on Oahu. The reflections, colors and depth all combine to make this photo so vivid. I almost feel as if I could just walk right into this stunning scene and dip my toes in that clear blue water. ... Read More »

Driving up Mauna Kea for stargazing

For many years, car rental companies did not allow their cars on Saddle Road (Hwy 200) – the road that crosses along the slope of Mauna Kea from east to west. Recently some rental car companies have relaxed that policy. That’s great news for us visitors who want to check out Hawaii’s excellent stargazing. The car rental company policies vary ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Hapuna Beach Skimboarder

Today’s Aloha Friday Photo was sent to us by Eli Hart of Waimea on Hawaii Island. Here’s the story behind his photo from Hapuna Beach: Attached is one of my favorite pictures I’ve taken at Hapuna. Me and my best friend, who I grew up with in Kona, spend a lot of time at Hapuna. We were enjoying another beautiful ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News & Deals: August 9, 2012

Here’s what’s blooming in our Hawaii deals garden today. *  Hawaiian Airlines, Alaska Airlines and American Airlines have sale fares to Hawaii for fall travel. How good is this sale, you ask? I’ll give you an example — the guys at found roundtrip, non-stop flights from JFK to HNL for $562 on Hawaiian Airlines. * Hawaiian Airlines is spiffing ... Read More »

Sigh alert: video views from St. Regis Princeville Resort

The ocean and mountain views from Princeville on the North Shore of Kauai are – fill in the blank – stunning, beautiful, jaw-dropping, amazing, romantic, etc. We count our blessings that we’ve had the opportunity to stay in the Princeville area twice – once at the swank St. Regis Princeville and the other time at the (Pua Poa) condos next ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: House Finch Edition

Cliff Jensen sent today’s Aloha Friday Photo of this beautiful finch. He captured this photo in Poipu, Kauai along a shoreline walking path just west of The Point condos. Here’s a little information that Cliff shared about this bird and how it captured his attention: House Finches are native North American birds, originating from Mexico and the Southwestern US. About ... Read More »

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