Category Archives: Big Island

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 »

Aloha Friday Photo: Snorkeling at Captain Cook Monument

Mahalo to Ryan Ykimoff from Grand Rapids, Michigan for sending this great snorkel view to us for Aloha Friday Photos. Ryan and his wife, Liz, are currently wrapping up a special visit — their honeymoon — to Oahu and Hawaii, the Big Island. Ryan took this “turtle-eye-view” photo in Kealakekua Bay at the Captain Cook Monument on Hawaii Island. Here’s what he ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Lava flowing into the Ocean

Mahalo to Shane Turnpin for sharing this incredible lava photo for Aloha Friday Photos. Shane runs lava boat tours on Hawaii, the Big Island, to see the flows when they’re active….and the flow is amazingly active right now! You can seem more photos from their Facebook page. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: August 30, 2016

– Rooms at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore are starting at $239 for a partial ocean view room via TravelZoo. If you can swing it, we recommend upgrading to a deluxe ocean view room for $289 per night. – Another great TravelZoo deal is for the beautiful Mauna Lani Hotel on Hawaii (Big) Island for $239 per night ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: July 26, 2016

* The current lava flow reached the ocean early this morning according to Lava Ocean Tours! It’s always exciting to see lava flow into the ocean and making the Big Island bigger. Here’s how visitors can see the active lava: Visitors can hike from either Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (roughly a 10 to 12-mile roundtrip hike) or from the Hawaii County ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: July 12, 2016

* The recent lava activity on Hawaii, the Big Island, continues to thrill viewers. After the lava reached the pali (hill) it advanced rapidly down to the coastal plain. Most recent reports indicate that the lava is about a half of a mile from the ocean. Currently, the best view of the lava is from the Hawaii County Lava Viewing ... Read More »

Happy July 4th! Here’s what’s going on in Hawaii 2017

The 50th State celebrates Independence Day with fun, fireworks and, of course, aloha! Here are all the best July 4th fireworks and celebrations happening across the Hawaiian Islands: Oahu – Ala Moana Shopping center hosts a huge fireworks show that’s touted as one of the nation’s best. In addition to the fireworks show at Ala Moana Beach Park, there also ... Read More »

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