Author Archives: Sheila Beal

Aloha Friday Photo: Heart Rock Maui

Mahalo to Lisa Seyfried of Nelson, British Columbia for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo. Lisa’s photo captures the heart-shaped hole in the lava cliff. This heart rock is located on the northwest side of Maui near the Nakalele Blowhole. If you go here, please use caution on the trail and keep a very safe distance from the blowhole. Happy Aloha ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset from Drums of Pacific Luau

Mahalo to Codi Rothgarn for sharing this lovely Aloha Friday Photo with us. Codi took this shot in February 2018 from the Drums of the Pacific Luau on Maui. It appears that this beautiful scene may have been stealing the show at this moment. If you are planning to go to a luau on your Hawaii vacation, you might find our ... Read More »

Take me there Tuesday: Hanapepe, Kauai

Historic Hanapepe is a charming town the southwest side of Kauai. You’ll likely pass through it on Highway 50 on your way to and from Waimea Canyon. (See this Google Map with Hanapepe identified.) Though small, Hanapepe does have a few attractions making a stop here worthwhile. One of Hanapepe’s most famous landmarks is their historic swinging bridge that connects the ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Sandy Stretch

Mahalo to Rebecca Moore for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo. Rebecca’s photo was taken near the Hilton Hawaiian Village, which is the widest stretch of sandy beach in Waikiki. That’s why we titled this one Sandy Stretch. Based on the lighting, this photo appears to have been snapped around sunset. The final rays of the day are painting the clouds ... Read More »

Visiting Historic Haleiwa, Oahu

The North Shore of Oahu is one of our favorite spots on the island. The beautiful beaches and laidback vibe are so welcoming. Haleiwa is the biggest town on the North Shore. As you make your Oahu vacation plans, it’s worth spending some time in Historic Haleiwa for shopping, dining and enjoying a shave ice. Of course, Haleiwa Beach Park is ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photos: Stitch at Akaka Falls

Mahalo to Janielle Linder of Lake Stevens, Washington for sharing this cute photo for Aloha Friday Photos. Stitch is the rambunctious character from the from Lilo and Stitch — an animated Disney movie based in Hawaii. In Janielle’s photo, beautiful Akaka Falls on Hawaii (Big) Island is in the background. Stitch sure looks pleased to be there. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Molokini Crater

Mahalo to Codi Rothgarn for sharing this nice shot with us for our Aloha Friday Photos series. Codi’s photo is of Molokini Crater, which is a few miles off the south coast of Maui. Only a crescent-shaped section of Molokini extends above sea level. This bird and marine sanctuary is an excellent snorkeling spot, which is one of the top activities ... Read More »

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