Category Archives: Big Island

Aloha Friday Photo: Lava flowing into the Ocean

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Mahalo to Shane Turnpin for sharing this incredible lava photo for Aloha Friday Photos. Shane runs lava boat tours on Hawaii, the Big Island, to see the flows when they’re active….and the flow is amazingly active right now! You can seem more photos from their Facebook page. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: August 30, 2016

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– Rooms at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore are starting at $239 for a partial ocean view room via TravelZoo. If you can swing it, we recommend upgrading to a deluxe ocean view room for $289 per night. – Another great TravelZoo deal is for the beautiful Mauna Lani Hotel on Hawaii (Big) Island for $239 per night ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: July 26, 2016

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* 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 »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: July 12, 2016

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* 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 »

Happy July 4th! Here’s what’s going on in Hawaii 2016

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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 »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: June 2016

USGS photo of lava flow taken on June 28, 2016

* 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 »

Wildlife you might see on a Hawaii vacation

Honu swimming off the Kohala Coast of Hawaii Island.

If you enjoy seeing local wildlife when you travel, Hawaii will not disappoint. From the ocean to the mountains, there’s a good chance you may be dazzled by Hawaii’s wildlife. Wildlife that you might see in Hawaii – Whales, particularly humpback whales, migrate by the thousands to Hawaii from late December through early April. They travel from thousands of miles ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: May 31, 2016

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* There’s a new hotel in Waikiki that’s recently opened their doors — Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club. They’re giving away a five-night stay. * Outrigger Resorts has a sale on Hawaii hotel and condo stays, starting at $93 per night. The sale is valid for stays through May 25, 2017, but you must book by June 21, 2016 with ... Read More »

Free Kona Coffee Tasting & Farm Tour at Greenwell Farms

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A great little tour to plan into your Hawaii (Big) Island vacation is a stop at Greenwell Farms in the heart of the world-famous, Kona coffee country. Free farm tours and coffee tastings are offered every day starting from 8:30am to 4:00pm. The friendly guides take you to see coffee growing on the trees and to some of the processes that ... Read More »

Touring the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory Farm on Hawaii (Big) Island

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You’ve probably heard of Hawaii’s famous coffee and macadamia nut production, but did you know that Hawaii grows chocolate, too? It’s the only state with the conditions to commercially grow chocolate. Though cacao production is an emerging crop in Hawaii, the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory has established a bit of an unlikely success story. In 1997, Bob Cooper and his wife ... Read More »

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