Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for March 24th
- The National Geographic has a very good article on Kauai’s Na Pali Coast. Their beautiful photo gallery includes a photo of a double rainbow at the Kalalau Valley.
- I really enjoy Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi’s Hawaii’s Back Yard articles at the Star Bulletin. This week she writes about a unique train ride, hike, and orchard lunch tour in Kauai on Kauai Plantation Railway.
- The Halemaumau crater at the summit of Kilauea Volcano exploded last week. This was the first explosion at this particular crater since 1924. The summit overlook was a popular stop along Crater Rim Drive. Due to high sulfur dioxide emissions as well as the damage from the explosion, this overlook will remain closed.
- Aloha Airlines is filing bankruptcy, again. If you are already booked on an upcoming Aloha Airlines flight, I wouldn’t panic about it, but certainly keep an eye on the situation. If you are about to book an interisland flight, then you might be better off considering Hawaiian Airlines, Island Air, or go. (See Cranky Flier’s take on the situation.) In all my trips to Hawaii, I just had my first Hawaiian Airlines flight a couple of weeks ago. It was a flight from Honolulu to Kona. It was a great flight. We had pre-assigned seating and they provided us with a map of the Big Island. I’ll definitely be leaning towards Hawaiian Airlines for future flights.