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The Aloha Festivals

History of the Aloha Festivals The Aloha Festivals started in Hawaii in 1946. This was when former members of the local Junior Chamber of Commerce thought it would be a good idea to have this event. Originally, they called it Aloha Week. Its purpose was to celebrate Hawaiian culture and heritage. Eventually, it became the largest and most well-known celebration of its kind and today draws well over 100,000 attendees. In 1991, the organizers expanded and extended the week-long ceremony […]

New Year’s Traditions in Hawaii

Enjoying the New Year Traditions in Hawaii New Years in Hawaii certainly captures much of the same traditions that you will find most anywhere in the US. But the Hawaiian Islands have different, but appealing aspects of this season that visitors are sure to appreciate. So here are some of the unique New Year traditions in Hawaii. Hau’oli Makahiki Hou For starters, many people in Hawaii say Hau’oli Makahiki Hou as a way to bid Happy New Year in Hawaii. […]

Do’s and Don’ts In Hawaii

Examples of The Do’s and Don’ts in Hawaii Many seasoned travelers ascribe to doing their best to blend in with the local people in places to where they travel. Let’s face it, no one likes anyone that sticks out in obtrusive ways, even in an unintentional manner. There are general rules that you should follow in any country or state. You may know what some of them are already. But if you do not, here are some of the do’s […]

The Art of Catching Squid in Hawaii

Many local residents in Hawaii love to eat octopus. But a few also enjoy the fine, but often unappreciated, art of catching them. Even though an octopus is not really a squid or calamari, most people in Hawaii confusingly refer to an octopus as a squid. As a result, some residents refer to the act of catching octopus in Hawaii as “squidding.” While the Hawaiian word for octopus is he’e, many Hawaii residents also call it tako, the Japanese word […]

Here Are Reasons for Visiting the Hawaiian Islands

Some of the Reasons for Visiting the Hawaiian Islands The Hawaiian Islands is the most remote set of islands in the world.  Its closest major land mass is over 2,000 miles away from the US west coast. However, their remoteness has not prevented them from becoming one of the popular tourist destination areas. So let’s examine what makes visiting the Hawaiian Islands so special. The Beaches of the Hawaiian Islands One of the great things about Hawaii is that all […]

When Will Southwest Offer Hawaii Flights?

Will Southwest Offer Hawaii Flights? The question of when will Southwest offer Hawaii flights has been asked for many years now. Other airlines have entered the Hawaii market. Some like Alaska have been successful and are now a fixture for those flying to Hawaii from the US mainland. While some like Allegiant have entered with high expectations and are now reducing their presence. Potential Advantages on Hawaii Flights Southwest is a particularly interesting player because of its successful business model […]

The Benefits of Taking Multi Island Hawaii Vacations

Benefits of Multi Island Hawaii Vacations A visit to the Hawaii would not be complete until you see all of the islands in the Aloha State. Visiting any one of the major Hawaiian Island can provide you with a memorable vacation. But you could be missing a lot if you don’t experience the completeness and breathe of multi island Hawaii vacations. This is because each island offers attractions and experiences that can only be found there. Here are highlights of […]

What is the Hawaii Time Zone Difference?

Hawaii time zone

What is the Hawaii time zone difference? The answer is that is depends on where you are now. Hawaii is anywhere from 2 to 5 or 3 to 6 hours behind the rest of US mainland, depending upon whether or not it’s Daylight Savings. Hawaii is one of the few states in the US that does not observe Daylight Savings Time. Most of Arizona and parts of Indiana also do not observe Daylight Savings Time. Daylight Savings now begins on […]

Different, But Still Interesting, Things to Do on Oahu

Visiting Chinatown in downtown Honolulu

Here are some of the less well known, but nevertheless interesting, things to do on Oahu. When visitors travel to Oahu, most visit the traditional places that most tourists flock to.  And they should too, because places like the Arizona Memorial, Punchbowl Cemetery and Iolani Palace are well worth visiting. These are places with historic, scenic and cultural value. But there are some less frequented places on the Gathering Isle of Oahu that tourists should take the time to see […]

The Best Big Island Beaches

Those visiting the Big Island of Hawaii will certainly see that it has much to offer. For one, there’s one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Kilauea. You can find it in one of the nation’s most interesting national parks, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. There’s also Mauna Kea, the world tallest mountain if measured from the bottom of the ocean floor.  Because it offers so many interesting things to see and do, some may not know about one of the […]

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