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Hawaii’s Top Three Beaches

Hawaii’s Top Three Beaches

We personally visited each of these award winning beaches recently. Here’s our take on what’s hot in Hawaii’s top beach picks.

Posted in: Maui, Oahu, Travel tips

Half-Off Gourmet Hawaii Coffee Bar in Honolulu

Half-Off Gourmet Hawaii Coffee Bar in Honolulu

Great coffee is rarely cheap, especially when it comes from Hawaii. Here’s a way to sample a number of great Hawaiian coffees on a budget.

Posted in: Hawaii Deals, Oahu

Disney Aulani: Save 10% at Conde Nast Traveler Hotlist Pick

Disney Aulani: Save 10% at Conde Nast Traveler Hotlist Pick

Disney’s new Aulani Resort was the only Hawaii hotel honored in the recent Conde Nast Traveler’s 2012 Hot and Spa lists. Find out while while saving money on your Hawaii vacation.

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Hawaii Chocolates | Edible Aloha From The Islands

Hawaii Chocolates | Edible Aloha From The Islands

Hawaii is the only state which produces cacao. It’s been grown in Hawaii, mostly on the Big Island, for over 150 years. Only recently, however, has it become commercially viable. While still small, it is rapidly expanding and could someday surpass coffee as Hawaii’s premier crop. I can’t think of a sweeter addition to a Hawaii [...]

Posted in: Big Island, Culture and Events, Kauai, Maui, Oahu, Travel tips

A New Way To Send Aloha Starts This Week

A New Way To Send Aloha Starts This Week

Postcards will take on a new tropical feeling this week when the Hawaii aloha shirt stamps are released by the US Postal Service. The shirts depict surfing, fish, shells, Bird of Paradise flowers and the Kilauea volcano. It’s a perfect way to honor the 75th anniversary of this iconic shirt. If you’re a philatelist like [...]

Posted in: Big Island, Culture and Events, Oahu

Rent a Green Car in Hawaii. But…

Rent a Green Car in Hawaii. But…

I’m glad to see that Green Car Hawaii is expanding its presence in the islands. They now have a Waikiki location at the Doubletree Alana hotel for hourly or daily on-demand car rentals. Right now I’m in sticker shock over the price at $15 an hour or $95 per day for their Nissan Leaf electric [...]

Posted in: Industry News, Kauai, Oahu, Travel tips

Free Whale Watching in Hawaii

Free Whale Watching in Hawaii

It’s whale season in Hawaii from now through next Spring, and it’s easy to spot giant Humpbacks on your Hawaii vacation. Seeing Humpbacks weighing up to 90,000 lbs is a sight that no local or Hawaii visitor ever tires of. Whale watching tours are popular on all the islands. For the most up-close viewing, there’s [...]

Posted in: Big Island, Culture and Events, Kauai, Maui, Oahu, Travel tips

Love Hawaii, Love Coffee

Love Hawaii, Love Coffee

We’re big coffee fans at Beat of Hawaii. Jeff hand-roasts weekly and the office crew consumes copious amounts of his fresh brewed Hawaii coffees. So when it comes time to find new sources of the finest beans from the islands, we’re always on the lookout. Kona Coffee Festival The 41st annual Kona Coffee and Cultural [...]

Posted in: Big Island, Culture and Events, Kauai, Oahu

Police Security Cameras Take Your Photos in Honolulu

Police Security Cameras Take Your Photos in Honolulu

Smile, you’re on Candid Camera in Honolulu. I love taking photos in Waikiki. How about you? But when I just learned that my next photo may well be taken by a police security camera, I thought it might be time to break out my newest Tommy Bahama shirt. Honolulu’s City Council is about to approve [...]

Posted in: Culture and Events, Oahu

A Heiau Saved At Undisclosed Location: Manoa Heritage Center

A Heiau Saved At Undisclosed Location: Manoa Heritage Center

Looking for a new Honolulu activity on your Hawaii vacation? I have a recommendation to make. I can tell you its name, Manoa Heritage Center, but have been asked not provide the exact location. Yes, this hidden gem asks for discretion. You can’t drop by unannounced. I’ll explain why later. A reservation is needed and [...]

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