Monthly Archives: February 2011

Aloha Friday Photo: Blue Sunset Edition

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a blue sunset like this one. It’s wonderfully gorgeous! This photo was submitted by Gary Archer from our GoVisitHawaii facebook community. Gary tells me that he took this photo in Maui from the Lahaina Shores Resort back in September. Mahalo to Gary for sharing his beautiful photo with us! Read More »

Pu’u O’o Lava Fountain (Updated with Night View)

I was just checking in on the Pu’u O’o webcam and happened to catch this “fountaining” lava eruption. I took a screen shot of it to post for you to see. In the daytime, the webcam switches to a black and white night mode. I really wish I could have seen this one at night with color. Maybe it will ... Read More »

Honor Kapu Symbols When You Visit Hawaii

When you visit Hawaii, you might come across two sticks crossed in the shape of an X with two ball shapes on top. That’s a symbol of kapu and when you see it, you should take notice. That kapu symbol will most likely be warning you one that entry or further approach is forbidden because the point is sacred and ... Read More »

What’s your favorite thing about Hawaii? (Giveaway Alert!)

Julie Andrews sang about her (Maria’s) favorite things in The Sound of Music. Wouldn’t it be cool if there was a sequel to The Sound of Music where the von Trapps visit Hawaii? I would imagine that Julie Andrews (Maria) would have a brand new list of Hawaii-inspired favorite things. I bet you could help her write the new Hawaii ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: February 21, 2011

Let’s see what Hawaii news is zipping our way today. * Have you seen Just Go With It yet? Needing a Hawaii-fix., Andy and I saw it last week. It was mostly filmed in Maui at the Grand Wailea. The adventure and waterfall scenes were filmed on Kauai. (I wrote a few filming location notes in the comments of my ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Wonderful Waikiki Edition

Oh, there’s so much to love about today’s Aloha Friday Photo from Shelley on flickr. Please allow me to list some of the things I love about this photo: the people frolicking in the rippling waves coming to shore the tall palms soaking in the view the gentle water rippling over the shore-break wall the creamy-white sand the views of ... Read More »

Time Lapse Video of Hawaii’s Pu’u O’o Crater Erupting

(Click on the image to watch the video.) Per the USGS, this time lapse video was shot over approximately 48 hours last week. The video shows three eruption points inside Pu’u O’o crater. The most dramatic eruption of the three is the fountain-like cone eruption on the left side of the video. You can take a peek at the composite ... Read More »

Review – A Stay at a Volcano in the Teapot Cottage

When planning a Big Island vacation, I recommend you include a two or three night stay in the village of Volcano. This village is adjacent to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, so it makes a great base for exploring the park as well as the eastside of Hawaii’s Big Island. (See more advice for where to stay on the Big Island.) ... Read More »

Jake Shimabukuro: Peace Love Ukulele…and Awesomeness!

Forget what you know about the humble ukulele. Sure, the four-stringed instrument is the backbone of any Hawaiian song, but Jake Shimabukuro is out to show the world that the ukulele can play everything from Don Ho’s Tiny Bubbles to Michael Jackson’s Thriller–and sometimes both at the same time! (Email subscribers, click this link to see some amazing videos of ... Read More »

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