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Advice for driving and parking in Waikiki Beach

We have received comments and questions from several readers who are concerned about driving and parking in Honolulu and more specifically, Honolulu’s tourist center — Waikiki Beach. Navigating Waikiki in a rental car can be intimidating for some folks. I think it all depends on your own driving experiences — if you regularly drive in New York City, Chicago or even ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Heavenly Hanalei Bay

Mahalo to Joan Bartosik of California for sharing this beautiful photo with us for our Aloha Friday Photo series. Joan’s photo was taken around sunset from Princeville on the north shore of Kauai. This Princeville perch provides a beautiful overlook of Hanalei Bay. The slivers of pink in the clouds, the rolling surf along with the mountain and palm tree ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Lahaina Sunset Scene

Mahalo to Aletha Marsh for sharing her gorgeous sunset photo with us for our Aloha Friday Photo series. Aletha took this photo from the Lahaina shoreline in December, 2013. Wowza! What a beautiful scene with the pink and peach clouds along with thecoconut tree silhouettes surround this blazing sunset. Let’s all sigh now. Happy Aloha Friday!   Read More »

Is May a good month to vacation in Hawaii?

Is the month of May a good time to vacation in Hawaii? We’ll examine the details, but I’ll quickly cut to the chase and let you know that May is one of the best times to go to Hawaii. The weather is generally good, occupancy is down and costs are relatively inexpensive.  What’s the weather like in Hawaii in May? ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Hanauma Bay Paradise

Mahalo to Patricia Mazurkiewich for sharing this nice shot of Oahu’s Hanauma Bay with us. Hanauma Bay is arguably one of Hawaii’s most famous snorkeling spots, but this bay has another claim to fame. Hanauma Bay has been the setting for Elvis Presley movies. When Patricia shared her photo with us, she said, “Elvis Presley’s paradise is our paradise.” It ... Read More »

Supporting Hawaiian Islands Land Trust

If you are looking for an opportunity to support the environment in Hawaii while you are on vacation or even from afar, consider the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust. This non-profit organization protects and restores battered lands back to their original state — making them more sustainable. Many of the sites also have a cultural background. You can support Hawaiian Islands ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Koko Head Hike View

Mahalo to Sharon Ferguson for sharing this gorgeous Oahu shot from Koko Head. Sharon took this photo while hiking to the top of Koko Head on October 31, 2013. We’ve never hiked Koko Head, though we’d like to do so someday. Per TripAdvisor, this hike is described as a very strenuous, but with scenes like this one that Sharon has ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Favorite place to sit and think

Mahalo to David Newbold for sharing this lovely Hawaii Island photo with us. David used to live on the Big Island, but he lives on the mainland now. He says this spot near Living Stones Church in Kona was his favorite place to sit and think. We can see why this was a favorite spot. Would you like to sit ... Read More »

The 5 most unexpected landscapes of Hawaii

Thoughts of Hawaii conjure up scenes of white sandy beaches flanked by gently swaying palm trees, but the landscapes of the Aloha State are far more diverse. You know the expression not just a pretty face? Well, Hawaii’s not just a pretty beach. 1. Waimea Canyon on Kauai You may think you’ve suddenly been transported to the Grand Canyon when you ... Read More »

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