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By Frank Hamm | News and Notes about Paradise (contributions in English, seldomly in German)

The Ultimate Guide to a Beach Day at Lanikai Beach | Hawaii Aloha Travel

Some say that Lanikai Beach is the beach on Oahu. In fact, Lanikai Beach constantly pops on different lists of the top beaches in Hawaii – and in the …

Beaches

Best Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour on Maui With Hawaiian Paddle Sports

Saturday morning, we rushed off to our kayaking and snorkeling outing with Hawaiian Paddle Sports. Curtis met us by the side of the road. There were …

Hawaii

A Journey to Hula's Magical Birthplace

It begins, says the chant, on Moloka'i. Here, in a place called Kā'ana on the heights of Mauna Loa, lived a woman named La'ila'i. Arriving in the 6th …

Hawaii

Das Geheimnis des grünen Sandstrands von Hawaii

Aus der Ferne betrachtet sieht es aus, als wolle eine Wiese baden gehen – grün leuchtet der Papakolea Beach dort, wo die Wellen an Land rollen. Doch …

Hole in Kalalau ridge visible in unique light

Hole in Kalalau ridge at Keanapuka. Author photo,<br>enlarged and color corrected by John Wehrheim<p>The Hawaiian Islands are constantly eroding, and an …

New federal climate report: it just keeps getting worse

A new federal climate report rejects the positions of much of the U.S. government’s executive branch under President Donald Trump, and slaps down …

Drink Local Guide: Where to Get Locally Brewed Craft Beer in Honolulu

With a slate of thriving breweries, bustling neighborhood bars, and Island-made beer lining the shelves of local stores, craft beer lovers in Hawai‘i …

Beer

Oʻahu Hike of the Month: Kaʻena Point Trail

Explore the beauty of O‘ahu’s Leeward Side from this coastal trail.<p>By Tiffany Hill<p>Published: 2017.10.09 08:55 AM<p><i>Editor’s Note: We love hiking!</i> …

Hawaii

Lehua Island restored to the birds; Rats appear to be gone

Shipwreck remains on Niihau beach, with Lehua in background.<p>The `iwa or great frigatebird swept low over a cluster of trucks, stacks of equipment and …

The 4 best hiking trails for beginners on Oahu | Hawaii Aloha Travel

Even if you are not an avid hiker, I think that most people who come to Hawaii will enjoy trying at least one hike. But what if you have never hiked …

Adventure Travel

5 most needed clothing in Hawaii

When in Hawaii, there’s some necessary clothing you’ll need to enjoy paradise at its fullest! Here are our top 5 most needed clothing in …

Clothing

What you need to know about vog in Hawaii

The lava lake at Halema’uma’u Crater on Hawaii IslandWe are sometimes asked about volcanic ash and gases in Hawaii — known as vog. Generally people …

Hawaii

National Parks to Offer Free Admission on Three Days This Fall | Hawaii Aloha Travel

Our National Parks are treasures. They are places that offer us a chance to truly get away from it all, to learn about history, and to connect with …

National Parks

23 Outdoor Hawai‘i Adventures to Enjoy Now

Hawaii is a beautiful place; don’t let tourists have all the fun.<p>By loren moreno, robbie dingeman, Lorin eleni gill and michael keany<p>Published: …

Hiking in Hawaii 101 | Hawaii Aloha Travel

I am an avid hiker. My husband and I have been known to plan our vacations around hikes that we want to do, whether it’s somewhere in Hawaii, on the …

Hawaii

When is the best time to see humpback whales in Hawaii and which islands are the best for watching?

The Hawaiian Islands are a national marine sanctuary for humpback whales — a protected environment for these amazing creatures to breed and give …

Hawaii

Kauai horseback riding with Silver Falls Ranch

There’s something about Kauai that beckons us to take in the island’s beauty by horseback. We finally had the opportunity to do so with Silver Falls …

North America

Why Everyone is So Nice in Hawaii

Ever wonder why everyone is so nice in Hawaii? There’s a few good reasons why this happens – and one of them is probably because you’re related to …

Cruisin' Oahu's "other North Shore": A scenic drive that won't drive you crazy

If you seek where the action <i>isn't,</i> pick a weekday and head north on Oahu's Windward (eastern) coast. For much of the drive, sandy beaches are right …

The Reel Impact: Here’s How the Film Industry Really Affects Hawai‘i

The film industry brings much more than A-list celebrities and road closures.<p>By Ashley Mizuo<p>Published: 2017.09.01 02:46 PM<p>A scene from <i>Inhumans</i> in …

Top 5 cultural no-nos in Hawaii

The cultural no-nos in Hawaii encompass the culture’s taboos and things that people of the islands frown upon. If you haven’t already learned from …

An angry Northstar - Hawaii’s Magnificent Forest Birds

The History of the Lahaina Banyan Tree

If you’re strolling down Lahaina’s famous Front Street, you simply can’t miss the banyan tree.Sandwiched between Lahaina Harbor and the Wharf Cinema …

Hawaii

Everything you need to know to hike the Makapu'u Lighthouse Trail | Hawaii Aloha Travel

I’m so excited to share with you one of my favorite trails here on Oahu today. I hike the Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail as often as I can because these …

Where the Wild Things Went: Tracking Hawai‘i’s Most Elusive Non-Native Animals

From alligators to wallabies, an eclectic mix of alien creatures has been reported roaming the Islands. We set out to sort fact from fiction.<p>By James …

Honolulu

Renting a condo vs hotel for your Hawaii vacation

As you are considering accommodation options for your Hawaii vacation, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of your choices. Should you stay in …

Hotels

Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden: A free garden for picnics, fishing, camping, and more | Hawaii Aloha Travel

Let’s be honest. Coming to Hawaii is expensive. The flights, hotels, activities, and dinners out all add up. Here at Hawaii Aloha Travel, we …

Hawaii