Category Archives: Big Island

What you need to know about the new volcanic eruptions in Hawaii

Your news and social media timelines might be flooded with images of the vigorous volcanic eruptions in Hawaii. These jaw-dropping scenes with fountains and rivers of lava are absolutely amazing. Those scenes along with potential misunderstanding have led to some people canceling Hawaii vacations. Per this Pacific Business News article, Hawaiian Airlines reports a decline in sales. The executive director ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news: May 16, 2018

Hawaii has been making headlines quite a bit lately, which is one of the reasons why we’ve had been posting more frequently about the news. * Unfortunately, the sensational lava events on the Big Island are starting to take their toll on the entire island. As we’ve mentioned previously, the lava activity is isolated to a relatively small area of ... Read More »

Hawaii Festival and Special Events May – August 2018

Hawaii has a rich culture and history that’s certainly worth celebrating. There are many festivals that you may want to plan into your Hawaii vacation. Let’s take a look at a selection of the top cultural celebrations taking place between May and August 2018. May 2018 1st – All islands – Lei Day – Celebration of the beauty and traditions ... Read More »

When is the best time to see lava in Hawaii?

We are frequently asked about when is the best time to see lava in Hawaii. There are multiple answers a question like that, which appears to be a simple question on the surface. Today, we’re going to help you understand more about the best ways and time to see lava. 1. The lava/volcano must be active in order to see ... Read More »

Where to see green sea turtles (honu) in Hawaii

For many first time visitors to Hawaii, seeing Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu) is a vacation bucket list item. No matter how many times we’ve seen them, it’s still a thrill for us with each new encounter. Before we discuss where you might see honu, it’s very important to advise you that they are legally protected under the Endangered Species ... Read More »

Hawaii Festivals and Special Events: January – April 2018

It’s 2018 and time to wish you a Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! Just in case you need a reason to visit Hawaii, we wanted to share a listing of the top cultural festivals for the first part of the year. January January 1 – All Islands – New year celebrations. Check with your concierge and with local newspapers for special events ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photos: Waterfall at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Mahalo to Barbara Herbst for sharing this lovely waterfall photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this photo while visiting Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden on Hawaii (Big) Island. With an abundance of unique flowers, trees and shrubs along with the idyllic setting, we highly recommend visiting this garden. It’s become one our favorite places in all of Hawaii. ... Read More »

Hawaii Christmas & New Year’s Eve Events 2017

We’ve been hard at work to create our popular lists of holiday activities in Hawaii. We will be updating them to add and confirm events, but for the most part, they’re fairly complete. We want you, our loyal readers, to know as soon as these holiday pages are ready. For as you know, the early bird gets the reservation…er worm. ... Read More »

Cyber Monday deals for Hawaii travel

Happy Cyber Monday! Don’t know what to get your friends and family for Christmas? A trip to Hawaii always fits. 🙂 We’ve surfed the web to find some nice cyber Monday Hawaii travel deals that can help make a Hawaii vacation more affordable. – Check airfare on your favorite airline. Some sale fares that have caught our eye are on ... Read More »

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 »

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