Author Archives: Sheila Beal

Aloha Friday Photo: Hanauma Bay, Oahu

Mahalo to Chris Castro for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo with us. Chris’s photo is of the picturesque Hanauma Bay on Oahu. It’s a popular snorkeling spot, but we also love simply being on the beach here taking in the beautiful surroundings. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: June 26, 2018

* The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel has been renovated, rebranded and renamed to the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. We stayed here a few years ago under the previous brand and loved it. It has one of the best beach locations in all of Hawaii Island. Among the many renovations, the most notable ones that visitors will appreciate is that the rooms ... Read More »

The best July 4th 2018 fireworks & events in Hawaii

How would you like to celebrate Independence Day with aloha? Hawaii will be offering amazing July 4th celebrations to do just that! Of course parades and grand fireworks shows will dazzle visitors and locals alike. On top of that, you’ll also discover events that are truly unique to Hawaii. A few of those are: Turtle Independence Day at Mauna Lani ... Read More »

Bonus tips for choosing a Hawaii vacation condo or villa

We’ve written several articles with advice for renting a condo or villa in Hawaii. Some of those articles are: How to choose the best Hawaii hotel, condo or villa – with tips on reading reviews, knowing resort fees, understanding parking options and fees, etc. A comparison of renting a condo versus staying in a hotel. List of Hawaii condo areas ... Read More »

What you need to know about the new volcanic eruptions in Hawaii

Your news and social media timelines might be flooded with images of the vigorous volcanic eruptions in Hawaii. These jaw-dropping scenes with fountains and rivers of lava are absolutely amazing. Those scenes along with potential misunderstanding have led to some people canceling Hawaii vacations. Per this Pacific Business News article, Hawaiian Airlines reports a decline in sales. The executive director ... Read More »

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