Category Archives: General Hawaii

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 »

Aloha Friday Photo: Hidden Beach, Maui

Mahalo to Robin Gonzalez from sharing this lovely photo of Hidden Beach on Maui for Aloha Friday Photos. It’s also referred to as Secret Beach. You might recognize this scene from ads and wedding photos as this picturesque cove in Makena is a one of a kind. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Ko Olina Lagoon Scene

Mahalo to Robin Irvine for sharing this pretty Ko Olina beach scene with us for Aloha Friday Photos. The sheltered lagoons of Ko Olina are beautiful and fun for swimming, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. Learn more about this Oahu resort area from our Ko Olina post. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Reminder: Avoid leaving valuables unattended in Hawaii

After reading recent this news about about a UFC Champion’s bad experience with a car break in on Maui, I thought it was time for a fresh reminder for us all — don’t leave valuables unattended in Hawaii. Though this incident made the news because of the celebrity nature of the victim, car break ins are an unfortunate problem in Hawaii, ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Keauhou at sunrise

Mahalo to Janielle Linder of Lake Stevens, Washington for sharing this serene photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this sunrise shot at the Sheraton Keauhou on the Big Island. We love waking up early in Hawaii to scenes like these. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Renting a condo vs hotel for your Hawaii vacation

As you are considering accommodation options for your Hawaii vacation, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of your choices. Should you stay in a hotel or would a vacation rental be a better selection? In today’s article, we’ll look at some of the top aspects to consider. We are going to use the term condo interchangeably with vacation ... Read More »

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