Hawaii Stories

5 must-do experiences in Auckland

Explore striking landscapes, extreme nature outings and a sophisticated arts and culture scene on New Zealand’s North Island.

March 13, 2023


Make your honeymoon magical on Maui

After a wild wedding, it’s time to hang loose on your honeymoon with a flexible itinerary.

March 3, 2023


Plan the perfect Kauai honeymoon

Celebrate love and life’s new chapter together with some of our favorite Kauai activities.

February 24, 2023

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Enjoy an outstanding honeymoon on Oahu

Weddings can be stressful, but your honeymoon shouldn’t be. Here are some big-picture ideas for your honeymoon escape to the ever-exciting island of Oahu.

February 6, 2023

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Hawaii Island’s most romantic honeymoon ideas

Celebrate your love with these favorite activities around Hawaii’s largest island.

January 20, 2023


For the love of muumuu

The modern muumuu movement celebrates Hawaii’s fashion history.

January 17, 2023

Adventure General Travel Tips

4 fun adventures in the Cook Islands

There’s a lot to see and do in this idyllic archipelago of the South Pacific.

January 10, 2023

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A getaway guide to Ko Olina

Waikiki isn’t the only famous vacation destination on Oahu. Ko Olina provides a luxurious alternative to get away from it all on Oahu’s west side.

January 4, 2023

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5 tasty spots in Honolulu’s Chinatown

A Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant shares her favorite places to feast in the historic Chinatown of Oahu.

December 6, 2022

Hawaii Island Adventure General Travel Tips

48 hours in Hilo

Experience authentic Hawaii in this east Hawaii Island town

December 22, 2022

Adventure General Travel Tips

Your perfect shopping trip in Hawaii

Shop your way through Hawaii’s most loved retail districts.

December 16, 2022

Culture Oahu

Where to find lau hala in Hawaii

Show your love for this heritage craft in the Islands — you can even learn how to weave.

November 9, 2021

Island-hopping itineraries to copy

Feel free to make these journeys your own — after all, we offer the most daily flights between the Hawaiian Islands.

November 16, 2022


Fall fun at Hawaii pumpkin patches

Take a road trip to the country and celebrate the changing seasons at Hawaii’s pumpkin patches.

October 19, 2022

Food & Entertainment

The holey grail of donuts

Holey Grail takes taro and vegan donuts from Hanalei to L.A.

October 10, 2022


Explore the Kau district of Hawaii Island

Go the distance on Hawaii Island to create special moments in the southernmost part of the U.S.

October 3, 2022

The regeneration of Hakalau Forest

Discover a special place on Hawaii Island where native bird populations are making a comeback.

August 30, 2022

Ohia lehua: protecting a Hawaiian symbol

Uncover the stories behind Hawaii’s official endemic tree, ohia lehua, featured in the Holoholo Challenge 2022 race package.

August 26, 2022

Adventure Hawaii Island

Earn your feast on Hawaii Island

Near the end of every outdoor activity on Hawaii Island, there is a delicious meal waiting to be devoured.

August 23, 2022

Adventure Hawaii Island

Hawaii Island’s top post-hike dips

Here’s how to pair a morning hike with an afternoon swim on the Island of Hawaii.

August 16, 2022

Food & Entertainment

Poi story: connecting to Hawaii's foundational food

Dig into the history of this traditional (and delicious) starch of the Islands.

August 9, 2022

Food & Entertainment

Cracked for Hawaii crack seed

Get a taste of Hawaii's enduring love for crack seed stores and li hing mui.

August 3, 2022

Food & Entertainment

Shave ice cultures meet in Hawaii

When you’re ready to cool down, go on a multicultural tasting tour of shave ice on Oahu.

August 18, 2022

Adventure Oahu

Mark Kanemura's guide to Oahu

Dance sensation Mark Kanemura shares the spotlight with his favorite places (and people) on Oahu.

June 15, 2022


The royal history of lei hulu

Lei hulu (feather lei) is considered a gemstone of Hawaiian royalty.

April 22, 2022


A day in the life of a flight attendant

As a flight attendant at Hawaiian Airlines — 16 years and counting — I’m often asked what my day (or night) usually looks like. Not everyone travels to different time zones regularly. I’m honored to share a glimpse into my unique everyday life.

February 14, 2022

Adventure General Travel Tips

Romantic dates for Hawaii lovebirds

Let your love soar with these date ideas found only in the Islands.

February 7, 2022

Adventure General Travel Tips

Pack like a pro with these tips from an airline employee

Learn about our employee’s favorite packing tips as you prepare for your upcoming trip.

December 10, 2021


8 amazing hikes of Hawaii

Go beyond the beach to witness the wonders of Hawaii’s forests, volcanoes, canyons and peaks.

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Winter in Hawaii

Why is spending winter in Hawaii so special? Employee Allie K. shares some of her favorite things to do in the Islands during this time of year.

November 30, 2021

Culture Oahu

An employee’s guide to Kakaako, Oahu

Employee Melissa T. shares a few of her favorite things to do around her bustling Honolulu neighborhood.

November 9, 2021


Top 3 Reasons Why We Love Springtime in Hawaii

Hawaii is undeniably beautiful, but some say it just might be most beautiful during the springtime.

February 5, 2021


Our 5 Favorite Holoholo Challenge Trails

With our inaugural Holoholo Challenge racing towards the finish line, our employees share their five favorite local trails to run or hike.

October 22, 2020

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How to prepare for a virtual running challenge

Hawaiian Airlines’ Vice President of Marketing & E-Commerce, Rob Sorensen, shares a few tips on how you can prepare for our upcoming Holoholo Challenge.

August 31, 2021

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Oahu: Mind, Body & Soul

Oahu is the perfect place to reset, rest and relax. Here’s our guide to health and wellness on the island.

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All About Humpback Whales, Our Sentinels of the Sea

Find out where (and when) you can see a migrating humpback whale in Hawaii.

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Animal connections in the Islands

Find out how you can get up close and personal with a variety of animals in Hawaii.


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The Origins of the Hula

For centuries, hula was far more than entertainment for Hawaiians

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“Eddie Would Go.”

Eddie Aikau’s legacy lives on with epic surf competition.

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Island Inspired Gift Giving for the Holidays

Naughty or nice? Here are the perfect Stocking Stuffer ideas for the people on your list.

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Food & Entertainment

Get a taste of Hawaii's exotic fruit

Everything you need to know about Hawaii’s five most iconic tropical fruit.


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Hawaii's Honey Bee Farms

Catch the buzz on this thriving industry.


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Pride Week

A celebration of aloha and diversity in Hawaii and beyond.

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Oahu's best boba drink places

You'll become a fan of the sweet and customizable drinks with a chewy treat at the bottom (if you're not already).

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Cool Resort Pools

Make a splash this vacation with these fun-filled pools.


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Have a Drink at One of Oahu’s Craft Breweries

Beer lovers don’t have to look far to find a quality selection of locally-made beers right here on Oahu.

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The Colorful History of Shave Ice

The iconic frozen treat traces its roots to Hawaii’s storied plantation past.

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Hawaii's best shave ice shops

Here are our picks for the best places to get freshly made shave ice.



Yoga with a Twist

A slight spin on traditional techniques may transform your mindset about yoga.



How to Spend a Rainy Day in Hawaii

You come to the Islands for the sun and sand. But rain in Hawaii isn’t always a bad thing. Here’s what to do when the weather turns.


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Protecting Hawaii's coral reefs

Do your part to support coral reef conservation with these easy steps.


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The story of Lion Coffee in Hawaii

Everything you need to know about Lion Coffee’s history and how to make a perfect cup of coffee


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Where to Find Chocolate in Hawaii: A Local’s Guide to Everything Chocolate

An extensive guide to Hawaii chocolate featuring a wrap-up of classes, shops, events and tours.



Explore Kauai’s Napali Coast by Boat

Cruise the jewel of Kauai with an immersive boat tour up and down the Napali Coast


Food & Entertainment

Hawaiian Style Instant Pot Recipes

Award-winning favorites from our Hawaiian Airlines 'ohana


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What is poke and where did it come from?

The origins and evolution of Hawaii’s favorite dish.


Adventure Culture

Kayaking on Kauai’s Wailua River

Calm waters make for relaxing, scenic adventure.


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Omiyage: A Japanese expression of aloha

The practice of gift giving when returning from a trip


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Authentic Hawaiian Lū‘au: The Feast of Food

In olden times, gatherings for a meal marked special events and celebrations, such as victory in war and the launch of a new canoe


Culture Events

Georgia OʼKeeffe: Visions of Hawaii

New York Botanical Garden exhibit runs May 19-Oct. 28.


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Oahu’s Offshore Islets

The Hawaiian Island chain includes some interesting small islands


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Eight customs to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hawaii

Here's how to celebrate Chinese New Year like a local in Hawaii

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A Perfect Maui Getaway

Here’s a weekend itinerary to experience Hawaii’s Valley Isle


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How to hike Diamond Head

Discover the history and beauty that make Diamond Head one of the most popular hiking spots on Oahu.

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A Perfect Weekend on Kauai

Hawaii’s “Garden Isle” is the ideal place for adventure and romance

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Kauai’s Best Breakfasts

Check out our picks and share your favorite spot on our Fan Favorites page!

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North Shore Adventure

Experience sand, surf, shave ice and Hawaiian culture

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Hawaiian food 101

Learn how to eat Hawaiian food and dig in like a local.



The Origin of the Shaka

Hawaii’s symbol of aloha traces its roots back to the early 1900s


Culture Events

Molokai Hoe and Na Wahine O Ke Kai

Thousands to gather at Waikiki Beach to welcome finishers Sept. 22 and Oct. 13


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Shopping in Honolulu’s Chinatown

From tasty delicacies to vintage aloha shirts, you’ll find it here


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Let the Bon Dance Begin

Summer marks the start of a festive Japanese tradition in Hawaii


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Meatless on Oahu

A culinary tour of ‘onolicious vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian-friendly places worth seeking out


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Honoring Hawaii’s Lei on May Day

Full of cultural symbolism, it’s more than just a string of flowers


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Hawaii Island’s Top Breakfast Buffets

Delectable dishes and fabulous views appear to be the order of the day

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Meet a Manta Ray

These nighttime tours on Hawaii Island get you up close and personal with these peaceful giants.

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A Guide to What You're Seeing Under the Sea

Hawaii’s remote location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean has led to some interesting marine inhabitants.

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Road to Ke'e Beach

A Kauai local leads the way along this historic route

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Lanai for Lovers

Romance is in the air on Hawaii's smallest inhabited island

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A Beginner's Guide to Surfing Oahu

A lifelong surfer offers her picks, tips, and insights