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Aloha Friday Photo: Haleakala Crater

When most people think of Maui, they tend to think of beaches and palm trees. So when they take a trip up to the summit of Haleakala at about 10,000 feet above sea level, the moon-like landscape is a fascinating surprise. Mahalo to Susan Sims for sharing here photo of Maui’s Haleakala Crater with us. She snapped this photo just ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Hilo Sunrise

Mahalo to Gary Petrison for sending in today’s Aloha Friday Photo. Gary tells us that this photo is of the first Hilo sunrise of November 2012. Gary’s photo sure is a beauty, isn’t it? You can see the sun’s rays projecting above the clouds as they light up the sky. The rays are lighting up just enough to start to ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Byodo-Temple

Mahalo to Paul Kilfoil for sharing today’s Aloha Friday Photo of Byodo-In Temple on Oahu. Paul tells us, “We love the tranquil beauty of the Byodo-In Temple on Oahu!” We love this beautiful site, too! In fact we highly recommend Byodo-In Temple as one of the top places to see on your Oahu vacation. Mahalo again to Paul for sharing ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photos: Ocean encounters of the Hawaiian monk seal kind

Normally we feature one photo from a reader. Today, we’re posting several photos that tell of a neat underwater experience from John Walsh of Arizona. While snorkeling at Tunnels Beach on Kauai this past summer, John noticed bubbles coming up from a hole in the coral and rocks. He thought the bubbles were coming from a scuba diver and as ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Painted Sunset

Doesn’t this photo almost look like an oil painting? I love the peach, pink and butter-colored clouds with their undefined edges. The kiawe trees in the foreground provide grounding, while the hills in the background draw me further into the photo. Mahalo to Kelli Buenconsejo for sharing this beautiful sunset photo with us. Here’s how Kelli described the story behind ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Splash on the Rocks Edition

Today’s Aloha Friday Photo was shared by Erin Jones of Colorado. Erin snapped this photo from Oahu’s North Shore in February. If I gaze at this photo long enough, I can start to hear the sound of the waves crashing against the porous lava rocks. What a relaxing view and sound. Mahalo to Erin for sharing her Oahu photo with ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Anniversary sunset

Mahalo to Beverly Foos for sharing her Maui sunset photo with us. She tells us, “We had such a wonderful time on our anniversary trip to Maui and hope to be able to go back some day.” Maui sure is a romantic place to celebrate an anniversary. There aren’t many things much more romantic than watching the sun set with ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Maui tropical scene

Today’s Aloha Friday Photo comes to us from Cyndi of China Grove, North Carolina. Cyndi took this picture in December 2011, while she and her husband enjoyed a romantic vacation in Wailea on Maui during the Christmas holidays. What a treat it must have been to celebrate the Christmas holiday in tropical sunny days! Cyndi shared this about her photo, ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Aloha Rainbow

We love hearing your Hawaii vacation memories along with the photos you share for Aloha Friday Photos. The stories behind the photos adds extra life, interest and connection. Such is the case for today’s photo that shared with us by Fidel. Fidel and his family visited Hawaii for the first time in May last year. Here’s what Fidel shared about ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Glowing view from Round Top

Today’s amazing photo was shared with us by Henry Aguilar of photography. My goodness, what a view and what a uniquely framed shot! Henry took this photo from Puu Ualakaa State Wayside Park on Oahu. You access this view from either Tantalus Drive and/or Round Top Drive. If you have the time to drive this winding, jungle road on ... Read More »

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