Category Archives: Big Island

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

Happy New Year in Hawaii

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 »

Your favorite Hawaii places

Waikiki Beach and Oahu rank high on the list of favorite places in Hawaii

We thoroughly enjoyed reading your favorite places after we posed the question on the blog and on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. We found ourselves nodding in agreement with so many of your choices, but we also learned of some spots we didn’t know. Let’s take a look at your responses. How do your favorite islands stack up per ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: September 2, 2014

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* If you need a virtual visit to Oahu, Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau along with Google Maps has added 360-degree views of Oahu parks and trails. It’s really neat, so do check it out. * If you are visiting Waikiki this fall, you could take advantage of a deal for a spa day at Na Ho’ola Spa in the ... Read More »

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