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– Easing of some COVID-19 restrictions start today in Hawaii. From a visitor’s perspective, the biggest difference is that restaurant capacity restrictions, which should make it easier to dine in Hawaii. The Safe Travels program and indoor mask mandates will continue as is. – If you’re renting a car on Oahu, you’ll find a spiffy
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As we were recently updating our luau pages, we noticed quite a few new trends as luau companies adjust to COVID restrictions and guidelines. Here are some of the trends we’re seeing. Please note that these trends have not been applied across the board. Social distancing More luaus are moving away from ginormous, shared tables. Instead
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Mahalo to Nance Parvana for sharing this gorgeous Waikiki photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Wow, this is a shot to savor! If you look at it long enough, you can almost feel the ocean breeze and hear the sounds of the ocean gently lapping the shoreline. *Sigh* Happy Aloha Friday! Total 0 Shares
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Laniakea Beach on Oahu’s North Shore * Foot and automobile traffic patterns are changing at popular Oahu North Shore site – Laniakea Beach. This stop attracts many visitors hoping to see a honu, which are Hawaiian green sea turtles. We’re glad to see short-term and longer-term solutions being implemented at this traffic bottleneck. If you
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Yesterday, we shared the news about Hawaii’s plans to welcome international travelers starting November 8, 2021. As part of that, we shared significant portions of Governor Ige’s press release. After our article was published and released via our email service, Ige made a significant revision to his press release. The revision relates to fully vaccinated
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On November 2, 2021, Governor Ige held a press conference to announce Hawaii’s alignment with the federal travel requirements for international travelers. Starting Monday, November 8, 2021, Hawaii will welcome international travelers under the new federal requirements. If traveling to Hawaii, the rules vary based on if the traveler flies directly from an international destination
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Mahalo to Gary Hasterok for sharing this beautiful shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Gary tells us that he took this photo the morning of September 3rd from his lanai at Kuleana Resort on Maui. There’s a lot of awesomeness in this ocean shot — the vibrant rainbow with a faint double, the fragrant
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Fifteen years ago, I started a journey that I never knew would last this long! I was taking a break from an engineering and project management career in the pharmaceutical industry. When I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do next, Andy suggested I try travel blogging. I enjoy writing and traveling, so I thought
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– The first humpback whale sighting of this new season has been recorded! A flight instructor spotted a humpback whale off the coast of Maui on September 29th. Congrats to our contest winners of Mary S. and Barb, who both guessed September 28th. – The new volcanic eruption at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park continues to wow
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– Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii (Big) Island started erupting again yesterday after a  pause since May. This current eruption is at Halemaumau Crater inside of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You can check the webcams here. – Effective October 28, 2021, a new National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) rule puts an end to swimming with spinner
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Last month we reported about the start of a COVID surge in Hawaii. Case numbers reached record highs for the state. The following image is a screen shot from https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/current-situation-in-hawaii/. Now, thankfully, cases have recently been on a downward trend as you can see from the chart above. COVID hospitalizations are also trending downward. Yesterday,
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