Author Archives: Sheila Beal

When is the best time to see lava in Hawaii?

We are frequently asked about when is the best time to see lava in Hawaii. There are multiple answers a question like that, which appears to be a simple question on the surface. Today, we’re going to help you understand more about the best ways and time to see lava. 1. The lava/volcano must be active in order to see ... Read More »

Take me there Tuesday: Waimea Canyon, Kauai

Though smaller in size than the Grand Canyon, Waimea Canyon certainly rivals the grand one in color and beauty. Waimea Canyon is located on the southwest side of Kauai. A winding-drive up Waimea Canyon Drive, Highway 550, will lead to several roadside stops to take in views of the canyon. We include time to explore Waimea Canyon plus other nearby ... Read More »

Souvenirs from Hawaii – what to get and where to buy

When you experience Hawaii for the first time, you wish your friends and family could also enjoy this paradise on earth. Bringing them a gift from Hawaii is not a substitute for visiting Hawaii, but it’s certainly a good consolation. Plus, you may like to get yourself a souvenir to remind you of your special vacation. Today we offer some ... Read More »

Where to see green sea turtles (honu) in Hawaii

For many first time visitors to Hawaii, seeing Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu) is a vacation bucket list item. No matter how many times we’ve seen them, it’s still a thrill for us with each new encounter. Before we discuss where you might see honu, it’s very important to advise you that they are legally protected under the Endangered Species ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Black Rock Cliff Diver

Mahalo to Carol Zilic of Naperville, Illinois for sharing this great cliff diver photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Carol took this photo while visiting Maui (and other islands) in February last year. Here’s what she tells us about this experience: We have watched the Black Rock cliff diver from the beach on Ka’anapali several times, but this trip ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Viewing Diamond Head from Tantalus Drive

Mahalo to David from Wendell, North Carolina for sharing this excellent view of Honolulu and Diamond Head with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what he shared about this photo: My wife and I took my Mother back to Oahu in May.  My Father was stationed there in 1959 right after they were married.  We were on the move every ... Read More »

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