Category Archives: Big Island

Signs of Hawaii: Be Careful Where You Park

No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. That’s really a no parking sign in lava. If you look carefully in this next photo, you’ll see the back of the no parking sign. We took these photos at the end of the Chain of Craters Road in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii’s Big Island. So, be careful where ... Read More »

Hawaii’s Big Island Christmas and New Year’s Eve Events

If you are looking for where to celebrate on the Big Island, see the following link: New Years Eve on the Big Island   —— The following list is from 2008 for reference purposes only. Going to the Big Island for the holidays? If so, you’re in luck with some excellent events to help you celebrate the season. Here’s some ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals and News Roundup for December 12th

Seems like yesterday brought some extreme weather across the US. Hawaii was pounded with rain and there’s even a winter weather warning for Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Haleakala with 3 to 5 inches of heavy wet snow possible. We had thunderstorms and tornado warnings  in North Carolina yesterday, while south Louisiana had a rare snow. Strange weather day, huh? ... Read More »

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 »

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