Category Archives: Big Island

Aloha Friday Photo: Aloha found in the Ocean

Mahalo to Heather Van Fossen for sending today’s Aloha Friday Photo. Heather discovered this ALOHA in the water while snorkeling by Puuhonau O Honaunau, also know by the Place of Refuge on Hawaii, the Big Island. What a neat experience it must have been to be snorkeling above the excellent reef at Honaunau Bay to “find aloha.” Mahalo again to ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: August 14, 2013

* Want to vacation in Hawaii like the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty? The family stayed at Hilton Waikoloa Village on the beautiful Kohala Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. This resort is offering special fall rates starting at $179 per night. The special rates are valid from August 25 – December 15, 2013. This special deal was emailed to me, however, I ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: August 7, 2013

* Costco is offering a nice Maui hotel and car deal with Makena Beach & Golf. This five-night deal includes partial-ocean-view room, full-size rental car, daily breakfast buffet for two, hotel and car taxes plus $100 resort credit per room per stay for $759 per person based on double occupancy. That works out to $303.60 per night for hotel, car, ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Amazing Lava

Mahalo nui loa to Larry of Larry Turner Photography for sharing today’s amazing photo of lava flowing into the Pacific Ocean on Hawaii, the Big Island. Larry tells us that he hiked with Kalapana Cultural Tours to access this nighttime lava view. Larry called this experience “a magnificent sight, never to be forgotten.” It is incredible, isn’t it?! If you’re ... Read More »

Hawaii, the Big Island July 4th Fireworks & Events 2013

**** See this link for 2016 July 4th events —> July 4th Fireworks & Celebrations on the Big Island 2016 **** — The following events are from 2013 for informational purposes only. Wondering what’s happening across Hawaii, the Big Island for July 4th? You’ll find games, entertainment, fireworks and lots of fourth fun!   >>FIREWORKS & EVENTS ON WEST/KONA SIDE OF HAWAII ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A Place of Refuge

Mahalo to Susan Sims for sending today’s Aloha Friday Photo that she took on Hawaii, the Big Island. We love this peaceful shot under the shade of the coconut trees at the reflective fishpond’s edge. Susan’s photo was taken at Pu’uhonau O Honaunau National Park, which is more commonly known as the “place of refuge.”  In ancient Hawaiian culture, if ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Oozing pahoehoe lava

Today’s amazing photo was supplied by Jack Boeggeman. Jack took this lava photo during his Christmas vacation to Hawaii. What a great shot! It appears that Jack was able to get very close to the lava flow — probably close enough to feel the radiating heat. Jack’s photo is of pahoehoe lava, which is the smooth, slow-moving lava. Use this link ... Read More »

Kona to Hilo day trip: see waterfalls, volcanoes and lava!

One of the most exciting attractions in Hawaii, the Big Island, is the active volcano Kilauea. The challenge that many first time Hawaii visitors discover is that the volcano activity is on the Hilo side of the island while the beach resorts are situated on the Kona side of the island. The Big Island is big indeed. It’s bigger than ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: May 25, 2013

A Saturday post on a holiday weekend? What’s up with that? Well, I came across some deals for summer travel that must be booked soon as well as some other goodies to share. *  American Airlines Vacations has sale on Hawaii vacation packages. You must book by Friday, May 31, 2013 for travel from June through August. The promotional email says, “Book ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: May 22, 2013

– The Environmental Working Group just issued their 2013 guide to sunscreens. I’m using that list to continue my quest to find a mineral-based (coral safe) sunscreen that doesn’t make me look ghostly white. Have you found a good coral safe sunscreen? – Unless you live by the coast, it’s difficult to find rash guards in local stores. (See my post ... Read More »

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