Category Archives: Big Island

Colors of Hawaii: Taro, Guava, and Mango Sweetbread

Not only is Kalakoa Sweetbread colorful, but it’s quite tasty, too.  If you look closely, you’ll notice three colors.  There’s a purplish gray section which is taro flavored.  You may also see a thin section of pink which is guava flavored.  The yellowish orange area is mango flavored. We found this bread on the Big Island and just had to ... Read More »

2009 Airfares to Hawaii Outlook – Some Good News

Airfares to Hawaii skyrocketed in mid-2008 and as a result, many people began suffering from severe cases of HawaiiAirfarePhobia. If you were one of the victims, I hope this news will allay your fears. Airfares to Hawaii are looking pretty darn good for 2009. January and February are particularly attractive. From looking at the airfare data in my handy dandy ... Read More »

A Deal on Hawaii’s Only Beach Bungalow, All Inclusive Resort

Unlike the Caribbean, Hawaii doesn’t really offer an abundance of true all inclusive resorts. Hawaii’s only version of an all inclusive is the Kona Village Resort on Hawaii’s Big Island. These meals and activities are included in the cost of your stay. Note that a luau is even included. Another very unique aspect of this resort is that the rooms ... Read More »

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 »

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