Category Archives: General Hawaii

Hawaii vacation news: Southwest coming to Hawaii + Whales are back!

In the past 48 hours, there’s been a couple big Hawaii vacation news items pop up. – Southwest Airlines announced they will begin flying to and from Hawaii. They’ve not provided a specific time frame or indicated routes. Ticket sales will begin in 2018. This low-cost airline will definitely create some competition which may result in better fares all around. ... Read More »

What are the public transportation options in Hawaii?

For best Hawaii vacation access and independence, we recommend getting a rental (hire) car, but if you can’t or don’t want to rent a car, you do have public transportation options. Currently, the only public transportation options in Hawaii are via bus. There are no trains, trams or subways. Here’s the list of bus systems on each of the four ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Seeing is believing

Mahalo to Tina Rex for sharing this lovely shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. This sunset scene was taken from Kona Reef Resort on the Big Island. Tina tells us that she had always heard how beautiful Hawaii sunsets are and that she’s been lucky enough to experience them for herself. Seeing is believing. They are truly captivating. Happy ... Read More »

What you need to know about vog in Hawaii

We are sometimes asked about volcanic ash and gases in Hawaii — known as vog. Generally people want to know where the voggy areas are and if vog is an issue that they should be concerned about. In this post we’ll aim to answer those questions and provide you with useful information about vog. What is vog in Hawaii? Vog ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset from Honaunau Bay

Mahalo to Deb Brown for sharing this gorgeous sunset shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Deb took this photo from Honaunau Bay on the Big Island. We really like the composition of Deb’s photo with the lava rocks and palm fronds framing the sunset. See our tips for taking great sunset shots in Hawaii. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

When is the best time to see humpback whales in Hawaii and which islands are the best for watching?

The Hawaiian Islands are a national marine sanctuary for humpback whales — a protected environment for these amazing creatures to breed and give birth. It’s such a delight to see a humpback whale’s spout (breath), or tail break the ocean’s surface, and absolutely thrilling to see a whale breach by jumping out of the water and creating a big splash. When ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Baldwin Beach, Maui

Mahalo to Dolores Saul from Schmitten, Germany for sharing this great beach scene with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Delores took this photo a Baldwin Beach near Paia on Maui. She said there weren’t many people around, which made them feel like they were in paradise. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: September 19, 2017

– There’s now a convenient and affordable way to get to the Bishop Museum in Honolulu from Waikiki via trolley. This museum has an impressive collection of Hawaiian artifacts, a planetarium and much more. It’s a wonderful place to visit anytime, but especially on a rainy day on Oahu. Roundtrip tickets are $7. – Hapuna Prince Beach Resort on the ... Read More »

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