Monthly Archives: February 2008

Can you walk out to see the lava flow?

And the answer is yes, at least for the moment. Be aware that conditions can change at any moment. So, let me help clear up confusion about seeing liquid rock on the Big Island. Here are some frequently asked questions. Where is the active lava now? Let me give you the long term answer for that. The US Geological Survey ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for February 27th

I’ve got lots of news to share today, so let’s dive in! Sheraton-Waikiki has a new virtual surfing experience, called Discover Surf.  You can see the KGMB segment on it with videos here.  They say that it’s excellent for people who, “for health or age reasons, may never make out into the real surf.”  How about for those of us ... Read More »

Aloha Social Media Summit – Kama’aina Rate

Attention Hawaii based businesses: The Aloha Social Media Summit will be held on March 18th and 19th at the Hilton Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Big Island.  If your business has an online presence and you’d like to learn how social media can help your business, then consider participating in the Aloha Social Media Summit.  The two-day workshop fee is ... Read More »

Maui Luaus – Prices, Schedules, and Reviews

At Go Visit Hawaii, we know that there are a number of different Maui luau options. We also understand gathering all the key details such as prices, days of operation, and reviews can be time consuming and difficult to gather.  Trust me.  I know it is time consuming because it’s taken me a few hours and several phone calls to ... Read More »

American Airlines Hawaii Airfare Sale – 15% off

You can save 15% off flights from the US mainland to Oahu (HNL), Big Island (KOA), Kauai (LIH), and Maui (OGG).  You must book online at and use the promotion code DFHAWAII by March 4, 2008.  The offer is valid for travel from April 1st through June 20th and requires a Saturday night stay.  (Thanks to airfarewatchdog for the ... Read More »

Kauai’s Princeville Resort to Close in September for Renovation

Well, if you’re planning a vacation to Kauai from September 2008 through April 2009 and you were looking for a North Shore accommodation, your choices just got slimmed down. The Princeville Resort is closing for seven months beginning in September 19th. The resort will undergo a $60 million renovation to include an onsite spa, redesigning the 252 guest rooms, and ... Read More »

Contest Reminder – Only One Week Remaining

One lucky subscriber will win this fun pack next week. To win, you must be a subscriber by e-mail or RSS. Bloggers who share the contest with their readers can also gain an entry. Only subscribers can see the secret messages for entry into the contest. You can learn about all the contest details here. I’ve issued three messages so ... Read More »

Incredible Video Footage of Kilauea Erupting in 1959

If you’ve been reading Go Visit Hawaii for a while, then you know that I’m an admitted volcano nerd 🙂 and that one of my favorite Hawaii hikes is Kilauea Iki. From my post on the hike, you may recall that I mention the 1959 eruption that generated fountains of lava that reached up to 1,900 feet in the air. ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News Round up for February 22nd

On this Aloha Friday edition, we have more volcano closure updates, deals, and Waikiki and Honolulu tidbits.  So let’s get started. There’s an update to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park closures due to high Sulfur Dioxide levels.  Park officials have added more closures, with the biggest one being that Crater Rim Drive is now completely closed in the section between ... Read More »

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