There are so many wonderful sights in Hawaii and, then, there are truly incredible places that knock your socks off. Waianapanapa is one of those knock-your-socks-off places. The black sand beach at Waianapanapa is a short diversion off Maui’s winding road to Hana. It’s one of the must-see stops that we include in our road to Hana advice. The brilliant ... Read More »
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Recent Hawaii Travel Advice
Mahalo to Jose Cerda for sharing this tropical scene on Maui with us for Aloha Friday Photos. He commented that Maui is “a truly magical and peaceful place to visit!!!” Yes, it certainly is! Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
Hawaii’s weather is summer-like all through the year. Even during the “chilliest” months of January and February, daytime highs average in the upper 70s or lower 80s in Fahrenheit. (That translates to around 26/27 degrees Celsius.) With this lovely warm weather, the Hawaiian Islands make a great home for tropical flowers to bloom all through the year. What kinds of blossoms ... Read More »
Mahalo to Shane Turnpin for sharing this incredible lava photo for Aloha Friday Photos. Shane runs lava boat tours on Hawaii, the Big Island, to see the flows when they’re active….and the flow is amazingly active right now! You can seem more photos from their Facebook page. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
We’d like to test out a new series — Take me there Tuesday — to highlight one of Hawaii’s many scenic spots. We’ll share a photo or two (or more) of the location plus provide a link to get more details. We’re not currently planning to run this series every Tuesday. We’re thinking of posting this series maybe one or ... Read More »
Mahalo to our friend Kathy Carroll (wife of Hawaii artist Mike Carroll) for sharing this stunning rainbow photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Kathy tells us that this rainbow “happened while leaving Lahaina harbor on ferry home to Lāna’i…” Wowie! What a lovely way to end a visit on Maui! Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
We’ve recently had an uptick in people asking for recommendations for all-inclusive resorts in Hawaii. “Can you recommend an all-inclusive hotel on <insert Hawaiian island>?” — is the typical question. The answer is that Hawaii doesn’t have true all-inclusive resorts like many resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico. The closest resort to having an all-inclusive package is Travaasa Hana on ... Read More »
Mahalo to Karen Pickering for sharing this wonderful sunset shot to us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this photo from about 10,000 feet above sea level at the summit of the dormant volcano Haleakala on Maui. Whether you catch sunrise or sunset on Haleakala, it’s incredible to observe the rising or setting view from above the clouds. Happy Aloha ... Read More »
– Rooms at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore are starting at $239 for a partial ocean view room via TravelZoo. If you can swing it, we recommend upgrading to a deluxe ocean view room for $289 per night. – Another great TravelZoo deal is for the beautiful Mauna Lani Hotel on Hawaii (Big) Island for $239 per night ... Read More »
Mahalo to Crissi Merkel for sharing this serene photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this pic on a sunrise walk around the Ko Olina lagoons of west Oahu. As Crissi shared this photo, we could tell that this photo brought back great memories and that she longed to return. She closed her note by saying, “Time to ... 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 »