Category Archives: Big Island

Aloha Friday Photo: Painted Church

Mahalo to Barbara Herbst for sharing this lovely photo of Saint Benedict’s Catholic Church on the Big Island. Saint Benedict’s is more commonly known as Painted Church due to the beautiful murals inside the church. We don’t normally share one of our own photos on Aloha Friday Photo, however, the following photo from our collection shows the interior of Painted ... Read More »

What you need to know about vog in Hawaii

We are sometimes asked about volcanic ash and gases in Hawaii — known as vog. Generally people want to know where the voggy areas are and if vog is an issue that they should be concerned about. In this post we’ll aim to answer those questions and provide you with useful information about vog. What is vog in Hawaii? Vog ... Read More »

Take me there Tuesday: Waialea Beach (Beach 69)

Waialea Beach is one of those picturesque Big Island beaches that your glad you took the time to find. It’s a lovely beach to swim and snorkel, ocean conditions permitting, or just relax under one of the many shade trees along the shoreline Waialea Beach is one of those hidden gems that takes a little bit of effort to find. ... Read More »

Take me there Tuesday: Akaka Falls, Hawaii Island

Akaka Falls is one of the Big Island’s most iconic waterfalls. With a forceful 442-foot plunge, it’s well worth the stop to take in this magnificent waterfall. To learn more about visiting this waterfall, see our Akaka Falls post. There is a short walk to get to the overlook, but you can enjoy glimpses along the way. On our most ... Read More »

Fantastic Independence Day events in Hawaii – July 4th 2017

You still have time to get to Hawaii to enjoy the many fourth of July events planned across the islands. You’ll find family-friendly celebrations including parades, games, live music, local food and, of course, dazzling fireworks displays! Some of Hawaii’s July 4th events are unique and special to the islands. With swaying palms and the abundance of Hawaiian music and ... Read More »

The most scenic hikes in Hawaii by island

From our many trips to Hawaii, we’ve etched some of our fondest memories while hiking on Hawaii’s many beautiful trails. The sights and sounds made every step worth the experiences. We want to share our favorite, scenic hikes by Hawaiian Island in case you would like to create your own memories on these amazing trails. Kauai Our favorite Kauai hike is ... Read More »

In search of active lava with Kalapana Cultural Tours

There are hardly enough superlatives to describe Hawaii’s amazing scenery — like the beautiful beaches, lush valleys and the abundant waterfalls. If that’s not enough and you want to take Hawaii’s amazing scenery up a notch to oh-my-gosh-I-can’t-believe-how-awesome-this-is, go see the lava activity. It will most definitely make you say wow! As we were planning our March visit to Hawaii ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Such an engaging site!

Mahalo to Anna Gattermayr from Barossa Valley, South Australia for sharing this beautiful photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. What makes this photo particularly special is this spot is where Anna’s fiancé proposed to her in October 2016! Wow, didn’t he pick a fantastic location?! This photo was taken on the grounds of Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park ... Read More »

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