Aloha

So much of the romanticized idea of Hawaiian paradise can be summed up in one word: aloha.  Those five little letters can conjure up images of tropical sunsets, sparkling beaches and hula dancers in the imaginations of people the world over.  Aloha has a variety of meanings and like most words and language, it has …
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Shark Tracker

Cue the “JAWS” music. People come to Hawai’i to enjoy a slice of paradise. Being a chain of islands means that if you’re visiting, chances are you’re going to spend some time in the ocean. Everyone who has spent any time in the water has had one word cross their mind at some point- “Shark”. …
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Time for Shave Ice

Summertime is perfect for shave ice. Or, if you’re on Hawai´i time, anytime is perfect for shave ice. If you’re unfamiliar, shave ice is finely shaved ice, topped with fruit flavored syrups, usually served in a cup and eaten with a spoon. This is just the basic, “meat and potatoes” shave ice model. A scoop …
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Song of the Humpbacks

Hawai‘i is paradise for more than just people. Migrating animals come here by air and sea to escape the cold winter weather. Humpback whales arrive every winter to the delight of pretty much everyone. Maui and its shallow channels between the offshore islands get the most action. After fattening up in their feeding grounds in …
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What Readers Have to Say

“My wife and I just returned from five days on The Big Island and found your guidebook terrific. Exceptional information honestly and entertainingly presented…your guide added to our trip. We wouldn’t have had as much fun without it. Keep up the good work.”

- O. & C., WA