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Hawaii travel news: steep increase in Hanauma Bay entrance fee + Maui mayor wants a tourist “pause”

Hawaii travel news: steep increase in Hanauma Bay entrance fee + Maui mayor wants a tourist "pause"

Image credit: Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation We wish we had better news today for visitors, but unfortunately it’s not particularly pleasant.Just a friendly reminder, don’t shoot the messenger! As most everyone knows, we operate this site purely from a tourist’s perspective because we are tourists ourselves. We are based in beautiful North Carolina […]

What’s happening for July 4th 2021 in Hawaii?

What's happening for July 4th 2021 in Hawaii?

Prior to COVID-19, Hawaii was bustling with exciting Independence Day events. In 2020, all the festivities came to a halt. Now, in 2021, a few celebrations are coming back, but for the most part, many of Hawaii’s traditional events are canceled due to COVID restrictions. Let’s look at the summary of what’s planned in the […]

Aloha Friday Photo: Happy Independence Weekend!

Aloha Friday Photo: Happy Independence Weekend!

Mahalo to Teresa Wood from North Carolina for sharing this patriotic pic for Aloha Friday Photos! Teresa took this photo while while taking a Maita’i Catamaran sunset cruise from Waikiki Beach. What a neat scene with the flag, ocean and Diamond Head. Have a great Aloha Friday and Independence Day Weekend! Source link

Hawaii travel news: US vaccine exception starts today + Win a trip to Hawaii Food & Wine Festival + More!

Hawaii travel news: US vaccine exception starts today + Win a trip to Hawaii Food & Wine Festival + More!

* Starting today, July 8th, travelers who have been fully vaccinated in the U.S. may bypass both Hawaii’s COVID quarantine and pre-travel testing requirements. Per hawaiicovid19.com/travel/faqs/, “Beginning July 8, any traveler who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the United States or U.S. Territories will be eligible for the quarantine exception. This means two shots […]

Aloha Friday Photos: Rainbow at Turtle Bay

Aloha Friday Photos: Rainbow at Turtle Bay

Mahalo to Kimberly Joseph from Michigan for sharing this great rainbow show with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Kimberly took this shot behind the cottages at Turtle Bay Resort on the north shore of Oahu.  What a lovely scene! Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photos: Rainbow at Turtle Bay appeared first on Go […]

What not do when driving the Road to Hana

What not do when driving the Road to Hana

During the height of COVID-19 in 2020, Maui’s Hana Highway was open to local traffic only for many months. This policy was in place to allow emergency and healthcare traffic flow. We’re not sure what’s happened since the Hana Highway was reopened, but locals are generally not happy with visitors as we’ve seen and heard […]

Aloha Friday Photo: Lana’i City at sunset

Aloha Friday Photo: Lana'i City at sunset

Mahalo to Russell DeJetley for sharing this beautiful sunset shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Russell took this photo above Lana’i City on June 16th. The friendly town of Lana’i City is located in the highland center of the Hawaiian Island of Lana’i. Check out our tour of Lana’i City to get a better […]

Pre-travel testing no longer necessary for Hawaii inter-island travel + more restrictions easing

Pre-travel testing no longer necessary for Hawaii inter-island travel + more restrictions easing

We are moving towards less restrictions to travel within and to Hawaii. Here are the latest developments: Inter-island travel restrictions dropped Today, June 15, 2021, marks a real change from the new normal back to the old normal for flying from island to island in Hawaii. Hurrah! Previously, inter-island travelers had to provide proof of […]

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