Category Archives: Big Island

Happy July 4th! Here’s what’s going on in Hawaii 2015

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Aloha and Happy Independence Day! Great food, fun and fireworks are all in store for visitors and residents of Hawaii this July 4th. Here’s the scoop for where to celebrate the day and catch the islands’ great fireworks show: Oahu –  Ala Moana Shopping Center typically hosts one of the island’s biggest shows and they draw tens of thousands of ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Reflecting Paradise

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Mahalo to James Grenz for sharing another great photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.The reflection of the coconut trees and sky amplify this peaceful view of paradise. James took this photo at one of the Hawaiian fishponds at Makaiwa Bay on the Big Island. This fishpond is one of several located on the grounds of the Mauna Lani Bay ... Read More »

Hawaii (Big) Island July 4th Fireworks & Events 2015

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Is Hawaii, the Big Island, your destination for July 4th? We’ve got the lowdown of all the best fourth of July events and fireworks to celebrate this holiday. Waikoloa Beach Resort July 4th Events & Celebrations Waikoloa Beach Resort’s two shopping centers are hosting fun events and entertainment for the whole family. – Kings’ Shops hosts the 24th Annual Waikoloa ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Whoops!

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Mahalo to Mat Siltala of Arizona for sharing this awesome honu photo and this story with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Mat took this photo at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach on Hawaii Island. Here’s the story behind how Mat got this photo: I was admiring the beach and I had my big Canon D20 in my face not really looking ... Read More »

Lava lake at Halema’uma’u is putting on a show

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Since Halema’uma’u became visibly active in March 2008,  lava levels usually fluctuated between approximately 100 and 500 feet below the crater opening. With recent inflation, the lava lake has dramatically risen — so much so that lava reached it’s highest position yesterday at just 7 feet below the surface! Here’s a video provided by the USGS that shows amazing scenes ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Plumeria aloha from the Big Island

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Mahalo to Hawaii Island resident James Grenz for sharing this gorgeous plumeria photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. James’ title for this photo is Big Island Aloha. What a warm and beautiful greeting it is! You can find plumeria trees throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Along with the hibiscus bloom, seeing the plumeria flower almost instantly reminds visitors of their ... Read More »

Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Hawaii 2014/2015

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We’ve been hard at work gathering the best information about New Year’s Eve fireworks and celebrations across Hawaii. If you will be welcoming in 2015 on one of the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, be sure and check out our festive island guides for this special occasion: – Oahu New Year’s Eve – Maui New Year’s Eve – Hawaii’s Big Island New ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: October 7, 2014

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* The travel agency Pleasant Holidays is advertising a Hawaii January Vacation Sale with with a free convertible, SUV, minivan or luxury rental car. See more details here. * If you want to visit Maui on the cheap, this hotel deal for $79 per night at the 2.5-star Maui Beach Hotel, looks like it’s worth considering. * Cruises are on ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Kiholo Bay Aerial

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Mahalo to Hawaii By Air Photography for sharing this photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. What an amazing view of the turquoise sea meeting the Big Island’s shoreline at this stunningly beautiful Kohala Coast spot. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

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