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Sheila Beal
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If a Hawaii vacation is in your near future or you just need a good excuse to plan one, there's a chance that you may find a fun festival or event to include in your itinerary. Here are the major cultural and special events planned through April 2017. Click on the links to learn more about each...
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You might believe in Santa after reading this encounter.
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Hawaiian style Christmas ornaments, trees and decorations
Hawaii gets all decked out for the Christmas holiday. Though you'll see some of the same decorations that we have on the mainland, like Santa ornaments, you'll also see lots of decorations inspired by the Hawaiian and island cultures. Let's take a look at some beautiful Christmas decorations...
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We list several touching stories from Pearl Harbor survivors in today's news roundup:
- Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. We can't fully comprehend the tragedy and incredible bravery on that fateful morning of December 7, 1941. With much interest, we've been reading and watching the stories of the brave survivors who are returning for the 75th anniversary commemoration...
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A great aerial pic of the USS Arizona Memorial along with links to watch the December 7th, 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day events online.
Mahalo to Tom Sakiyama for sharing this excellent bird's-eye view of the USS Arizona Memorial. Tom took 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...
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Where to dine in Waikiki for Thanksgiving plus special things to do over this holiday weekend.
Waikiki is a very popular destination to visit for the Thanksgiving holiday. While many North American residents will be wearing long-trousers and shirts and sweaters for Thanksgiving, most visitors to Waikiki will be donning swimsuits, shorts and Aloha shirts. If you are one of the lucky ones...
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It's New Year's Eve in Hawaii! Parties and fireworks are sure to help visitors and locals welcome in 2017. Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!
With 2017 quickly in view, we want to wish you a hau'oli makahiki hou, which is the Hawaiian way to say happy new year! Hawaii really puts on big celebrations for the holidays. Special New Year's Eve fireworks and parties plans are all set to say aloha to 2017. Here's what's on slate for this...
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Palm trees and snow
A beautiful blanket of snow covered the two tallest volcanic peaks of the island of Hawaii this week. Mauna Kea summit (13,803 feet above sea level) and Mauna Loa (13,679 feet above sea level) are snow capped just in time for Christmas. The above photo was taken by the very talented Hawaii...
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So pretty!
Mahalo to Hawaii Island resident and amazing photographer, James Grenz for sharing this beautiful hibiscus photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. The bold red bloom against the green backdrop make this tropical flower look so Christmasy. Happy Aloha Friday and Mele Kalikimaka!
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What's happening in Waikiki and Honolulu for Christmas and New Year's Eve
We know many readers have been anxiously awaiting our annual lists of special events and dining for Christmas and New Year's Eve in Waikiki. We're pleased to announce that both pages are now fully updated! Use the following links to access the newly released pages: Waikiki Christmas Events &...
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New reservation system for Haleakala summit sunrise visitors.
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...
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A decade!
It's hard to believe it, but we've completed an entire decade of Hawaii travel advice writing here at Go Visit Hawaii. We've published over 2,337 posts, taken over 10,834 photos, created well over 100 videos and reached over 11.2 million unique visitors. Wow! Mahalo for joining us on this...
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Award winning Hawaii travel writer.
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Just a regular corporate engineer and project manager turned travel blogger. Happens all the time, right? Currently specializing in Hawaii.
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    Industrial Engineering, present
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Hawaii festivals and special events January – April 2017
www.govisithawaii.com

If a Hawaii vacation is in your near future or you just need a good excuse to plan one, there's a chance that you may find a fun festival or

It’s New Year’s Eve in Hawaii! Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!
www.govisithawaii.com

With 2017 quickly in view, we want to wish you a hau'oli makahiki hou, which is the Hawaiian way to say happy new year! Hawaii really puts o

Aloha Friday Photo: A magical encounter with Santa on Haleakala -...
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We love this incredible Santa story shared by Annie Chavez-Hollingshead. Even though we've shared this story years ago, we're still amazed a

Snow in Hawaii just in time for Christmas
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A beautiful blanket of snow covered the two tallest volcanic peaks of the island of Hawaii this week. Mauna Kea summit (13,803 feet above se

Hawaiian-style Christmas trees and decorations photos
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Hawaii gets all decked out for the Christmas holiday. Though you'll see some of the same decorations that we have on the mainland, like Sant

Aloha Friday Photo: Christmas Hibiscus
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Mahalo to Hawaii Island resident and amazing photographer, James Grenz for sharing this beautiful hibiscus photo with us for Aloha Friday Ph

Hawaii vacation news & deals: December 7, 2016
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- Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. We can't fully comprehend the tragedy and incredible bravery on that fateful morning of December 7,

2016 Waikiki/Honolulu Christmas & New Year’s Eve
www.govisithawaii.com

We know many readers have been anxiously awaiting our annual lists of special events and dining for Christmas and New Year's Eve in Waikiki.

Aloha Friday Photo: A view of valor – Plus information on viewing...
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Mahalo to Tom Sakiyama for sharing this excellent bird's-eye view of the USS Arizona Memorial. Tom took this photo while taking a Seaplane T

Haleakala National Park to begin reservation system for summit...
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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 a

Waikiki Thanksgiving Dining & Events 2016
www.govisithawaii.com

Waikiki is a very popular destination to visit for the Thanksgiving holiday. While many North American residents will be wearing long-trouse

We're celebrating a decade of Hawaii travel advice at Go Visit...
www.govisithawaii.com

It's hard to believe it, but we've completed an entire decade of Hawaii travel advice writing here at Go Visit Hawaii. We've published over

Aloha Friday Photo: Snorkeling at Captain Cook Monument
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Mahalo to Ryan Ykimoff from Grand Rapids, Michigan for sending this great snorkel view to us for Aloha Friday Photos. Ryan and his wife, Liz

Aloha Friday Photo: Stunning Rainbow from Lahaina Harbor, Maui
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Mahalo to our friend Kathy Carroll (wife of Hawaii artist Mike Carroll) for sharing this stunning rainbow photo with us for Aloha Friday Pho

All-inclusive resorts in Hawaii
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We've recently had an uptick in people asking for recommendations for all-inclusive resorts in Hawaii. "Can you recommend an all-inclusive h

Aloha Friday Photos: Namolokama Falls
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Mahalo to Todd Hayward from Ashburn, Virginia for sharing this stunning photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here's what Todd tells us abo

Seeing Maui’s Red Sand Beach in Hana (or easier alternatives)
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Have you heard about Kaihalulu Beach, which is more commonly known as the red sand beach on Maui? It's famous for it's reddish sand and for

Seven-Day Maui Vacation Itinerary
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We understand how overwhelming planning a Maui vacation can be -- particularly for the first time. We feel we've created a very fun and prac

Hawaii vacation news & deals: July 26, 2016
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* The current lava flow reached the ocean early this morning according to Lava Ocean Tours! It's always exciting to see lava flow into the o

Will it rain during my Hawaii vacation? (and other Hawaii rainfall...
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In Hawaii, just like anywhere else in the world, rain can be very unpredictable. In this article, we want to address some frequently asked q