Category Archives: Big Island

Hawaii festivals and special events: January – April 2019

There are many excellent cultural events to discover in Hawaii throughout the year. For this article, we’ll be focusing on the festivals happening between now and April. Many of the festivals are free of admission, which makes them a very budget-friendly way to explore the local culture. We’re listing upcoming events chronologically by month. Our format for each event is: ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news: December 11, 2018

* The strike that affected service at the Royal Hawaiian, Sheraton Waikiki, Westin Moana Surfrider, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani and Sheraton Maui is over. * The cascading pools of Oheo in the Kipahulu district of Haleakala National Park have reopened, though park officials caution people about swimming there. * Hawaiian Airlines announced an expanded Boston codeshare agreement with JetBlue. This codeshare ... Read More »

Hawaii Christmas & New Year’s Eve Events 2018

We know many readers have been waiting for our popular lists of holiday activities in Hawaii for the coming season. This is the 11th year we’ve been creating the most comprehensive Christmas and New Year’s Eve you’ll find for Hawaii. We’ve been hard at work on the guides which are now ready for use! Follow the links to view the ... Read More »

Aloha Black Friday Photo & Hawaii Travel Deals

Mahalo to Darlene Czarcinski for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo. She took this photo at night while visiting Oahu. Night photos can be difficult to capture due to the lack of lighting. Though this nighttime photo is a little blurred, it almost looks like it’s a painting created with broad brushstrokes. We’re combining Aloha Friday Photos with today’s Black Friday ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news: November 12, 2018

* Hotel workers at five Hawaii hotels are on strike. We had hoped this strike would be short-lived as many in the past have been, however this one is now five-weeks long. Some visitors have not had pleasant experiences during this strike and initiated a class-action lawsuit. For updates on this strike, check local news sites like Hawaii News Now, ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Overlooking Kilauea Crater

Mahalo to Diana Tan of Canberra, Australia for sharing this interesting Aloha Friday Photo with us. Diana took this photo of the smoking Halemaumau crater while visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in December 2015. This landscape has changed dramatically since Diana’s visit! Here’s a photo published by the USGS of the same crater in August 2018.  What a difference! The ... Read More »

How to celebrate Halloween while visiting Hawaii

Anytime is a great time to visit Hawaii and Halloween is no exception. It’s fun to celebrate the holiday’s festivities on a warm, tropical evening as the palm trees gently sway. If you’re visiting the islands with kids, one the easiest ways to celebrate is to take your kids to a shopping center that’s offering a special event. Children are ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: September 5, 2018

– We’re happy to report that Hawaii Volcanoes National Park plans to reopen! After experiencing hundreds of earthquakes and other risks, the area around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has settled for the moment. Officials announced a goal of reopening some of the closed areas by September 22. You can follow the recovery efforts at this link. From this collection of ... Read More »

Hawaii cultural festivals & special events: September – December 2018

With fall airfare to Hawaii being on sale, it’s the perfect time to plan to a getaway and perhaps experience one of the Aloha State’s cultural festivals. We’ll list what’s in store for the months of September, October, November and December. We’ve organized this list of top events in chronological order by date. The islands will be noted as well ... Read More »

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