Author Archives: Sheila Beal

When is the best time to see humpback whales in Hawaii and which islands are the best for watching?

The Hawaiian Islands are a national marine sanctuary for humpback whales — a protected environment for these amazing creatures to breed and give birth. It’s such a delight to see a humpback whale’s spout (breath), or tail break the ocean’s surface, and absolutely thrilling to see a whale breach by jumping out of the water and creating a big splash. When ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Baldwin Beach, Maui

Mahalo to Dolores Saul from Schmitten, Germany for sharing this great beach scene with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Delores took this photo a Baldwin Beach near Paia on Maui. She said there weren’t many people around, which made them feel like they were in paradise. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: September 19, 2017

– There’s now a convenient and affordable way to get to the Bishop Museum in Honolulu from Waikiki via trolley. This museum has an impressive collection of Hawaiian artifacts, a planetarium and much more. It’s a wonderful place to visit anytime, but especially on a rainy day on Oahu. Roundtrip tickets are $7. – Hapuna Prince Beach Resort on the ... Read More »

Kauai horseback riding with Silver Falls Ranch

There’s something about Kauai that beckons us to take in the island’s beauty by horseback. We finally had the opportunity to do so with Silver Falls Ranch on our most recent visit to the Garden Isle. Silver Falls Ranch sprawls across 300 lush acres on Kauai’s stunning North Shore. The ranch offers miles of trails naturally adorned with tropical flowers ... Read More »

Take me there Tuesday: Waialea Beach (Beach 69)

Waialea Beach is one of those picturesque Big Island beaches that your glad you took the time to find. It’s a lovely beach to swim and snorkel, ocean conditions permitting, or just relax under one of the many shade trees along the shoreline Waialea Beach is one of those hidden gems that takes a little bit of effort to find. ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photos: Orchids gone wild :-)

Mahalo to Casey Holt of Valley Springs, California for sharing this lovely photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Casey captured this wild orchid at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. Isn’t it amazing that this beautiful, intricate flower grows so easily in the wild in Hawaii? Casey must have really enjoyed his time on Hawaii Island as ... Read More »

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