Category Archives: Aloha Friday Photo

Aloha Friday Photo: Poipu Sunset

When sunset time approaches in Hawaii, we all grab our cameras to start snapping away. Most of our photos have the sun captured in the photo. What I love about this great sunset photo is that it focuses on the golden sunset glow illuminating the ocean, waves, sand and shrubs. Mahalo to Kate Schoonmaker for sharing this photo from Poipu ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Smooth Surf

We love that today’s Aloha Friday photo from Kelly Wade has ‘Aloha Friday’ beautifully displayed on it. This photo literally and figuratively says, “Aloha Friday.” The surf has a milky blue smoothness to it. The sand appears like it’s been freshly swirled with the gentle surf. I believe this photo was taken from West Maui in the morning based on ... Read More »

Amazing encounter with Santa on Haleakala

This photo and story shared by Annie Chavez-Hollingshead is so amazing, we had to share it again this year. Annie was visiting Haleakala for sunrise back in December 2007 when she had an incredible encounter. Annie tells us that it was a frigid morning. Everyone was shivering while snow flurries danced in the air. Well, everyone was shivering except for ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Hawaiian Santa Sand Sculpture

We love this impressive sand sculpture with its Hawaii influences. Notice that the elves are menehune, the small creatures of Hawaiian legends known for being crafty and mischievous. They perfect elves for Santa’s workshop. Santa looks very jolly in his shorts and short sleeves. It looks like he’ll be loading up his sleigh with new surfboards for the children. Mahalo ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Santa Claus visits Lanai!

Over several visits to Lanai, we’ve seen a few celebrities. (If celebrities are drawn to Lanai, it’s got to be good. Right?) I won’t name the names of the celebs we’ve seen, but none of them are as famous as the North Pole’s very own — Santa Claus! Santa has been visiting Lanai to relax and rejuvenate before his big ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Napali Coast

Today’s Aloha Friday Photo comes to us from Melanie Martin of Atlanta, Georgia. She took this photo off the Napali Coast of Kauai during a sunset cruise in September. This majestic coastline will surely evoke awe. We highly recommend you see the Napali coast by land, air and/or ocean as Melanie did. Mahalo to Melanie for sharing her photo with ... Read More »

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 »

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