Welcome to a good old fashioned golden-sunset-through-the-palms Hawaii picture.
With glassy water, the sun reflects brightly off the Pacific as evening approaches the islands. In the distance, surfers and paddlers catch the last rays, drinking in the soft warmth as they consider being back on shore.
For us, palm trees are a pleasant interruption for ocean viewing and sunset watching. It is simple experiences like this that make Hawaii such a wonderfully desirable place. That, and the aloha spirit that ties it all together.
There are 8 species of plumeria (Frangipani) in all with more than 300 varieties ranging in color from primarily white to, like this one, purplish hues. read more
The first Christian missionaries arrived in Hawaii in 1820 at Kailua-Kona Bay. Christianity spread rapidly throughout the islands and continues to have a strong presence in both practice and culture today. read more
With tons to see, experience, and enjoy, Hawaii is a hotbed of activity around sunset. We love the way this picture captures both the busy feel of the shoreline as people hustle by and the steady sureness of another beautiful Hawaii sunset. read more
A pink and white chrysanthemum is backed by bright blue water on Hawaii’s island of Kauai. read more
Majestic purple spills through the clouds and across orange hues to reflect off the ocean in another beautiful Hawaii sunset on Oahu. In Hawaiian the sunset glow is called “alaula,” literally meaning, “flaming road.” read more
Perhaps nothing puts us in the Hawaii mindset more than the popularized tiki torch. This American symbol of island life is found everywhere from multi-million dollar Hawaiian resorts to backyard barbeques on the mainland. read more
The north shores of Maui are turbulent waters, tropical rains, and windy afternoons. These conditions are the perfect set up for creating some of Hawaii’s most beautiful beaches. read more
With their powerful, sweet aroma and beautiful color variations, plumeria flowers are a memorable part of the Hawaii experience. read more
Kaua’i’s Na Pali (translated, the cliffs) coastline is absolutely spectacular. Some call it a true wonder of the world. We agree. read more
A humpback whale waves hello to the camera as it cruises along Maui’s coast with another during summer breeding and birthing season. Technically known as “fin slapping” or “pec slapping,” we like to think that perhaps the whales just have a sense of humor and are playing with us and having some fun, waving as they swim by. read more
Think Hawaii calendars, movie covers, or even 1980’s t-shirts and you’ll likely imagine a scene just like this one–saturated pink and purple hues at sunset shining through silhouetted palm trees. read more