Category Archives: Maui

Aloha Friday Photo: Molokini Crater

Mahalo to Codi Rothgarn for sharing this nice shot with us for our Aloha Friday Photos series. Codi’s photo is of Molokini Crater, which is a few miles off the south coast of Maui. Only a crescent-shaped section of Molokini extends above sea level. This bird and marine sanctuary is an excellent snorkeling spot, which is one of the top activities ... Read More »

Hawaii festivals and special events: January – April 2019

There are many excellent cultural events to discover in Hawaii throughout the year. For this article, we’ll be focusing on the festivals happening between now and April. Many of the festivals are free of admission, which makes them a very budget-friendly way to explore the local culture. We’re listing upcoming events chronologically by month. Our format for each event is: ... Read More »

Hawaii Christmas & New Year’s Eve Events 2018

We know many readers have been waiting for our popular lists of holiday activities in Hawaii for the coming season. This is the 11th year we’ve been creating the most comprehensive Christmas and New Year’s Eve you’ll find for Hawaii. We’ve been hard at work on the guides which are now ready for use! Follow the links to view the ... Read More »

How to celebrate Halloween while visiting Hawaii

Anytime is a great time to visit Hawaii and Halloween is no exception. It’s fun to celebrate the holiday’s festivities on a warm, tropical evening as the palm trees gently sway. If you’re visiting the islands with kids, one the easiest ways to celebrate is to take your kids to a shopping center that’s offering a special event. Children are ... Read More »

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 »

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