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Aloha Friday Photo: A treasured lei

Mahalo to Joanne McCrery of Parkesburg, Pennsylvania for sharing this lovely memory and photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what she tells us, This is the lei I made on my cruise around Hawaii two years ago. We were on the Norwegian Pride of America just before Valentines Day. I was able to keep it fresh enough to ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: February 6, 2018

* Hawaiian Airlines and Moana Surfrider have teamed up to offer a Hawaii “Relaxcation” sweepstakes. The grand prize is three-night stay at the Moana Surfrider in Waikiki, a spa package and 140,000 HawaiianMiles, which is enough for two roundtrip tickets. This sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years and older. See this link ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A sunset suprise

Mahalo to Tiffany Winburn from Hartwell, Georgia for sharing this beautiful photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this photo near Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park which is one of the must-sees sites of a Hawaii (Big) Island vacation. Tiffany’s photo reminds us that the sunset itself is not the only beautiful scene. This photo faces towards the island, ... Read More »

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Hawaii

One of the definitions of aloha is love — which makes the Aloha State, i.e. Hawaii,  a perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Of course, you can find many special ways to celebrate this romantic holiday with a Hawaiian spin. Here are a few Valentine’s Day ideas for Hawaii: Renew your vows on a beach Ko Olina Resort is offering ... Read More »

Advice for choosing the best luau for your Hawaii vacation

Going to a luau is a lovely way to spend an evening tasting Hawaiian foods and taking in a Polynesian dance show. Over the years, we’ve written some helpful luau advice that we want to make sure you know is available. First, if you’ve never been to a luau in Hawaii, learn what to expect with our first-time guide to a ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Wooley Bully

Mahalo to John Irwin from Dunedin, Florida for sharing this cool honu photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what John tells us about this photo: There’s a beach on the north shore of Oahu aptly named Turtle Beach. Stopped there once and a bit of a crowd had gathered around this one massive 250 lb Hawaiian Green Sea ... Read More »

Where to go for nightlife in Hawaii?

What is there to do in Hawaii in the evening? What’s the nightlife like? We’ll attempt to answer those questions and point you in the right direction. Before we dive into this topic, we should note that we have only been to a few bars and clubs in Hawaii as part of business functions. Though we don’t typically go to ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Diamond Head Lighthouse

Mahalo to Robin Eick for sharing this nice Diamond Head Lighthouse shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what she told us about her photo: We went to Hawaii-  Oahu and Maui – in February 2017. This, of the 3,000 photos I took on our 9 day trip, is my very favorite. It was taken from Diamond Head in ... Read More »

Frequently asked questions about visiting Hawaii in the winter

For those of us who haven’t lived in a tropical environment, it’s difficult to imagine winters without cold weather. So, we tend to get a lot of questions about what Hawaii is like in the winter. Today, we address some of the most frequently asked questions. How cold is the winter weather in Hawaii? Winter months of January and February ... Read More »

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