Category Archives: Big Island

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 »

Hawaii vacation deals and news: May 10, 2017

– Hilton Waikoloa Resort on the Big Island is offering their rare “inclusive” sale once again. As best I can remember, they only offer this deal once a year. It’s got to be one of the very best deals I see all year for Hawaii. This sale includes room, breakfast, drinks, dinner and a luau. Resort fees are also included. ... Read More »

Hawaii festivals and special events May – August 2017

Are you headed to the Hawaiian Islands in the coming months? Or, are you looking for inspiration to go? Perhaps one of the following special events will strike your fancy. We list Hawaii’s major cultural and special events planned from May through August, 2017. Note that the links listed will provide many more details about the events. May 1st – ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: February 7, 2017

– Hawaiian Airlines’s newest sweepstakes includes a grand prize of 140,000 HawaiianMiles for two roundtrip tickets, four nights at Wailea Beach Resort Marriott and dinner for two. You must be a legal resident of the US to win. See this link for more information and to enter to win. – Our activities partner, Funlocity, has recently added tours and activities ... Read More »

Hawaii festivals and special events January – April 2017

If a Hawaii vacation is in your near future or you just need a good excuse to plan one, there’s a chance that you may find a fun festival or event to include in your itinerary. Here are the major cultural and special events planned through April 2017. Click on the links to learn more about each festival. February 4th ... Read More »

It’s New Year’s Eve in Hawaii! Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!

With 2017 quickly in view, we want to wish you a hau’oli makahiki hou, which is the Hawaiian way to say happy new year! Hawaii really puts on big celebrations for the holidays. Special New Year’s Eve fireworks and parties plans are all set to say aloha to 2017. Here’s what’s on slate for this evening: – Waikiki/Honolulu New Year’s ... Read More »

Snow in Hawaii just in time for Christmas

A beautiful blanket of snow covered the two tallest volcanic peaks of the island of Hawaii this week. Mauna Kea summit (13,803 feet above sea level) and Mauna Loa (13,679 feet above sea level) are snow capped just in time for Christmas. The above photo was taken by the very talented Hawaii Island photographer James Grenz at sunrise on December ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: December 7, 2016

– Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. We can’t fully comprehend the tragedy and incredible bravery on that fateful morning of December 7, 1941. With much interest, we’ve been reading and watching the stories of the brave survivors who are returning for the 75th anniversary commemoration today. These are some of the stories of heroes that have caught our eye: ... Read More »

Top Hawaii food & farm tours to put on your Big Island vacation menu

Hawaii’s climate and volcanic soil create a great environment to grow unique crops that don’t typically grow on the US mainland. The climate diversity of Hawaii (Big) Island, in particular, provides the conditions to grow these special foods. As you are making your sightseeing and activity plans for your Big Island vacation, you might want to consider including a tasty ... Read More »

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