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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 »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: June 2016

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* 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 Volcanoes National Park Celebrates 100 years

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The ever fascinating Hawaii Volcanoes National Park celebrates their 100th anniversary throughout 2016. To commemorate such a milestone, the park is offering special programs, hikes and more. Learn about the special events at their website. The state of Hawaii is home to many great national parks, but Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is perhaps the most fascinating. The varied landscapes — ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: March 25, 2014

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* Hawaiian Airlines raised the cost of checked luggage for interisland flights. The good news is that you can avoid that increase by becoming a HawaiianMiles member, which is a free, frequent-flier membership. The fee for the first checked bag increased from $17 to $25, but the fee for HawaiianMiles members has dropped to $15. See this link for more ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: November 6, 2013

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Autumn is one of the cheapest times to visit Hawaii due to lower demand . If you can travel to Hawaii this fall, you’ll be able to snag some great deals that we include in today’s list. * Hawaiian Airlines is offering roundtrip fares to Hawaii as low as $380 including taxes if you book by November 7th and travel ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Amazing Lava

Lava photo by Larry Turner Photography

Mahalo nui loa to Larry of Larry Turner Photography for sharing today’s amazing photo of lava flowing into the Pacific Ocean on Hawaii, the Big Island. Larry tells us that he hiked with Kalapana Cultural Tours to access this nighttime lava view. Larry called this experience “a magnificent sight, never to be forgotten.” It is incredible, isn’t it?! If you’re ... Read More »

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