Mahalo to Tom Sakiyama for sharing this excellent bird’s-eye view of the USS Arizona Memorial. Tom captured this photo while taking a Seaplane Tour. This December 7th marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and several special events are scheduled to commemorate the day. Note that some of the special Pearl Harbor Day events will have live, online ... Read More »
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Recent Hawaii Travel Advice
One of the top things to do on a Maui vacation is to watch the sunrise over a volcanic crater from 10,000 feet elevation. Apparently, this activity has become a little too popular with more people (and cars) visiting than available parking spaces. Per officials at Haleakala National Park, The four summit parking lots serving sunrise viewing hold approximately 150 ... Read More »
We don’t normally post on Saturday, but with the big cyber weekend going on here in the US, we’ve found some special Hawaii-related deals that you might want to check out. Hawaii Hotel Deals Outrigger Resorts have a cyber sale on through Monday with promo code CYBER16 with a Maui condo deal for $97 per night, plus many other Hawaii ... Read More »
Mahalo to Joan Buhs for sharing this pretty Opeakaa waterfall photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. This waterfall is on the east side of Kauai in the Wailua River Valley. Opeakaa Falls easy to see as there’s no hike necessary to view this lacy waterfall that Joan described as “magical.” Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
* There’s a new hotel coming to Waikiki Beach — Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach. They’re accepting reservations starting January 1, 2017. * Maui Ocean Center launched a new webcam that looks out onto a couple exhibits and to Ma’alaea Harbor. * The archery and sporting clay center on Lanai reopened. * National Geographic Traveler magazine noted Kauai for its amazing nature ... Read More »
Mahalo to Helen Loutas for sharing this beautiful photo from Waikiki with us for Aloha Friday Photos. As Helen shared this photo she said, “Ahhhh, the serenity.” Though Waikiki Beach is known for being a bit more energetic that most Hawaiian beaches, it’s not difficult to find peaceful scenes like this one that Helen captured. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
On our recent trip to Kauai, we enjoyed a four-night stay at the Villas at Poipu Kai within the Poipu Beach Resort on the south side of Kauai. As you can see from this Google Map, the resort is a short five-ish minute walk to the beach. With architecture that honors the former sugar cane plantation days the Villas at Poipu ... Read More »
Mahalo to James Grenz for sharing this outstanding photo from Oahu with us for Aloha Friday Photos. What a wonderfully composed and perfectly timed shot. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
Hawaii’s climate and volcanic soil create a great environment to grow unique crops that don’t typically grow on the US mainland. The climate diversity of Hawaii (Big) Island, in particular, provides the conditions to grow these special foods. As you are making your sightseeing and activity plans for your Big Island vacation, you might want to consider including a tasty ... Read More »
Mahalo to Nicci Showell for sharing this photo from Waikiki Beach with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Nicci took this photo from the Waikiki Historic Trail which is an interesting and fun way to learn more about the area. The trail is marked by these surfboard-shaped information markers. For more information and a map of this trail, go to the ... Read More »
Hawaii Vacation Tips & Tricks
- 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 any mid-sized city, you probably feel confident about driving anywhere, but many folks visiting Oahu ... Read More »