Category Archives: Big Island

Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for December 4th

* Lava is flowing towards Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. According to this KGMG story and video, a mile-wide lava flow is 0.25 miles away from being inside park boundaries.  The story says that hikers can make a six-mile trek to see the flow.  I’d advise that you not do that until the trail is marked. It’s very easy to get ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals and News Roundup for November 18th

Here’s what’s interesting today: Prince Resorts Hawaii just announced their new winter promotion that includes daily $50 resort credit along with some good rates. Hawaiian Airlines is offering a $100 e-certificate to Hawaiian Miles Members who book a flight between the Mainland U.S. and Hawaii before December 12, 2008 and travel by June 4, 2009. Here’s more about this offer. ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals and News Roundup For November 12th

As Thanksgiving approaches, it seems like we have a cornucopia of Hawaii deals and news today.   United Airlines has an airfare sale to Hawaii with fares as low as $192 one-way. The sale is valid for travel before March 11, 2009 and several terms apply.  It’s worth a peek. Continental Airlines Vacations has a deal you might want to consider, ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals and News Round Up for October 31st

Happy Aloha Friday and Halloween! You’ll find all treats and no tricks here today. The much loved Mauna Kea Resort is due to re-open December 20th.  They’ve been renovating and repairing damage from the 2006 Big Island earthquake. In the meantime, they’re letting us take a virtual sneak peek into the new room designs. See for yourself here. What do ... Read More »

Hawaii’s Big Island Sustainable Travel

Hawaii’s Big Island Visitors Bureau has launched a sustainable travel section on their Web site. Perhaps the term sustainable travel is a new one for you.  I like how the Big Island Visitor’s Bureau defines it. On Hawaii Island, as elsewhere, sustainable tourism today means: Minimizing negative impacts on the environment Promoting the local culture, including heritage, history, arts, crafts, ... Read More »

Hawaii’s Tongue Tickling Agtourism

My parents have always had a summer vegetable garden. In fact they grew, freeze and can almost all of the vegetables that they need for the entire year. Though I hated having to help pull weeds in the garden or string and snap beans when I was a little girl, I think those experiences taught me to appreciate farming, plants ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals and News Roundup for October 6th

I feel a bit like a broken record, but I need to repeat that Hawaii deals are in abundance! In fact, according to the Star Bulletin, the “Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau begins its sale of travel packages at below 2007 prices as part of a $4.5 million marketing campaign to boost travel during the U.S. economic crisis.” See their ... Read More »

Where to stay on Hawaii’s Big Island

Where should you stay on the Big Island?  That’s a challenging question.  In fact of all the Hawaiian Islands, choosing where to stay on the Big Island may be the most difficult choice of all because of its size and diversity of climates and terrain. We know how it’s so easy to get your brain all balled up in a ... Read More »

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