Category Archives: Big Island

Let’s Go Humpback Whale Watching

I’m always amazed to see a humpback whale breach the water followed by a huge splash. Even surveying the deep blue ocean water for a glimpse of a whale’s spout is exciting. If you’re like me and love whale watching or you’d like to get a better understanding of why whale watching in Hawaii is so interesting, you’ll enjoy this ... Read More »

Warm Hawaii Fare News to Help You Escape the Cold

Have you checked fares to Hawaii lately? There’s some really good deals and I do mean really good deals. Take a look at this list that airfarewatchdog.com has compiled. Here are some of the notable round-trip fares to Honolulu (HNL): Portland, OR – $285 Seattle, WA – $284 San Francisco, CA – $306 Kansas City, MO – $401 Madison, WI ... Read More »

Tips for Visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

*** UPDATE – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is closed indefinitely as of late May 2018. Check their website for any updates. *** When you vacation on the Big Island, one thing you must not miss is spending at least a day exploring the world’s most active volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It’s truly amazing to see acres upon acres ... Read More »

First Time Hawaii Visitor Q&A with Kyle Brown

Recently, Kyle Brown, a fabulous Jaunted contributor, wrote me to tell me that he had returned from his first Hawaii vacation and that the articles at Go Visit Hawaii had helped him plan his visit. I’m always keenly interested in what impressions Hawaii makes on a first time visitor. (I know the Aloha State captured my heart on the first ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals and News Round Up for January 8

Wow, I can’t believe this is the first Hawaii news round up for 2009. There’s quite a bit of news and deals to share so, let’s dive in. * Wendy Perrin offers some excellent advice about when to buy airfare. The Conde Nast Traveler guru says, “Airlines usually don’t even begin introducing fare sales until at most four months ahead, ... Read More »

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 »

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