Category Archives: Maui

Hawaii cultural festivals & special events: September – December 2018

With fall airfare to Hawaii being on sale, it’s the perfect time to plan to a getaway and perhaps experience one of the Aloha State’s cultural festivals. We’ll list what’s in store for the months of September, October, November and December. We’ve organized this list of top events in chronological order by date. The islands will be noted as well ... Read More »

Take me there Tuesday: Pipiwai Trail, Maui

Driving Maui’s delightful road to Hana (and beyond) can be an action packed day. With so much to see and do, it’s challenging to budget your time, but if you are up for a hike, the Pipiwai Trail is one that’s worth your time. (Allow between 2 to 2.5 hours to complete this 4-mile hike.) The trail goes past banyan trees, ... Read More »

Maui and Molokai helicopter tours, pricing and reviews

We continue our Hawaii helicopter series with a look at the tour companies in Maui and Molokai. Generally, Maui helicopter tour options are: Hana coast West Maui mountains Haleakala Molokai sea cliffs, which are some of the tallest in the world A combination of the above We list the least expensive tour option for each tour company. Be sure to explore ... Read More »

The best July 4th 2018 fireworks & events in Hawaii

How would you like to celebrate Independence Day with aloha? Hawaii will be offering amazing July 4th celebrations to do just that! Of course parades and grand fireworks shows will dazzle visitors and locals alike. On top of that, you’ll also discover events that are truly unique to Hawaii. A few of those are: Turtle Independence Day at Mauna Lani ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news: May 16, 2018

Hawaii has been making headlines quite a bit lately, which is one of the reasons why we’ve had been posting more frequently about the news. * Unfortunately, the sensational lava events on the Big Island are starting to take their toll on the entire island. As we’ve mentioned previously, the lava activity is isolated to a relatively small area of ... Read More »

Hawaii Festival and Special Events May – August 2018

Hawaii has a rich culture and history that’s certainly worth celebrating. There are many festivals that you may want to plan into your Hawaii vacation. Let’s take a look at a selection of the top cultural celebrations taking place between May and August 2018. May 2018 1st – All islands – Lei Day – Celebration of the beauty and traditions ... Read More »

Where to see green sea turtles (honu) in Hawaii

For many first time visitors to Hawaii, seeing Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu) is a vacation bucket list item. No matter how many times we’ve seen them, it’s still a thrill for us with each new encounter. Before we discuss where you might see honu, it’s very important to advise you that they are legally protected under the Endangered Species ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Black Rock Cliff Diver

Mahalo to Carol Zilic of Naperville, Illinois for sharing this great cliff diver photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Carol took this photo while visiting Maui (and other islands) in February last year. Here’s what she tells us about this experience: We have watched the Black Rock cliff diver from the beach on Ka’anapali several times, but this trip ... Read More »

Take me there Tuesday: Hamoa Beach, Maui

In a previous “Take me there Tuesday” we featured the black sand beach of Waianapanapa off the road to Hana. Today’s featured beach is further down this picturesque drive to Hamoa Beach and, oh, it is a stunner! Hamoa Beach is located just past (south) the town on Hana off the short but very scenic Haneoo Road. This crescent-shaped beach is ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: February 6, 2018

* Hawaiian Airlines and Moana Surfrider have teamed up to offer a Hawaii “Relaxcation” sweepstakes. The grand prize is three-night stay at the Moana Surfrider in Waikiki, a spa package and 140,000 HawaiianMiles, which is enough for two roundtrip tickets. This sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years and older. See this link ... Read More »

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