Mahalo to Wyman from Singapore for sharing this excellent photo of Honolulu. Wow, what a view! Wyman took this shot from the top of Diamond Head. Though the 0.8-mile hike (one way) to the top of Diamond Head will probably get your heart pumping, the view makes every step worth the effort. See our Diamond Head hike post for tips. ... Read More »
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Recent Hawaii Travel Advice
* The current lava flow reached the ocean early this morning according to Lava Ocean Tours! It’s always exciting to see lava flow into the ocean and making the Big Island bigger. Here’s how visitors can see the active lava: Visitors can hike from either Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (roughly a 10 to 12-mile roundtrip hike) or from the Hawaii County ... Read More »
Mahalo to Joe West for sharing this spectacular shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. This “eagle”-eye view is of the stunning 12th green of Lanai’s Manele Golf Course managed by the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Lanai. (See our overview of Four Seasons Resort Lanai.) We can’t imagine any other green that’s “on par” with this one. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
In Hawaii, just like anywhere else in the world, rain can be very unpredictable. In this article, we want to address some frequently asked questions about rain in Hawaii. 1. I’m looking at the forecast and I see raindrops every day. How much rain will I actually experience? Rainfall levels are different for each island and even within the microclimates ... Read More »
Mahalo to Jackson Willett for sending this amazing photo to us for Aloha Friday Photos. Jackson got the awesome experience of swimming with this whale shark at Puako Bay on Hawaii, the Big Island. What a great shot! Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
* The recent lava activity on Hawaii, the Big Island, continues to thrill viewers. After the lava reached the pali (hill) it advanced rapidly down to the coastal plain. Most recent reports indicate that the lava is about a half of a mile from the ocean. Currently, the best view of the lava is from the Hawaii County Lava Viewing ... Read More »
Mahalo to Patty Ethridge for sending in this lovely rainbow shot to us for Aloha Friday Photos. Patty took this photo at one of the many views of Kauai’s Waimea Canyon, which is one of the must-see Kauai attractions. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
The 50th State celebrates Independence Day with fun, fireworks and, of course, aloha! Here are all the best July 4th fireworks and celebrations happening across the Hawaiian Islands: Oahu – Ala Moana Shopping center hosts a huge fireworks show that’s touted as one of the nation’s best. In addition to the fireworks show at Ala Moana Beach Park, there also ... Read More »
Mahalo to Carolyn Jonas for sharing this lovely sunset photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Carolyn tells us that she snapped this picture from the shoreline by the Royal Kahana on Maui. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
* Could lava flow into the ocean again for the first time since 2013? That’s a possibility as lava is moving in that direction, but it’s still roughly three miles away. We really hope the current flow continues to the ocean as it is truly incredible to see. If lava continues to flow, Hawaii County may reopen their viewing site. ... Read More »
Hawaii Vacation Tips & Tricks
- We have received comments and questions from several readers who are concerned about driving and parking in Honolulu and more specifically, Honolulu’s tourist center — Waikiki Beach. Navigating Waikiki in a rental car can be intimidating for some folks. I think it all depends on your own driving experiences — if you regularly drive in New York City, Chicago or even any mid-sized city, you probably feel confident about driving anywhere, but many folks visiting Oahu ... Read More »