Category Archives: Volcano

Hawaii vacation news: December 11, 2018

* The strike that affected service at the Royal Hawaiian, Sheraton Waikiki, Westin Moana Surfrider, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani and Sheraton Maui is over. * The cascading pools of Oheo in the Kipahulu district of Haleakala National Park have reopened, though park officials caution people about swimming there. * Hawaiian Airlines announced an expanded Boston codeshare agreement with JetBlue. This codeshare ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news: November 12, 2018

* Hotel workers at five Hawaii hotels are on strike. We had hoped this strike would be short-lived as many in the past have been, however this one is now five-weeks long. Some visitors have not had pleasant experiences during this strike and initiated a class-action lawsuit. For updates on this strike, check local news sites like Hawaii News Now, ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Overlooking Kilauea Crater

Mahalo to Diana Tan of Canberra, Australia for sharing this interesting Aloha Friday Photo with us. Diana took this photo of the smoking Halemaumau crater while visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in December 2015. This landscape has changed dramatically since Diana’s visit! Here’s a photo published by the USGS of the same crater in August 2018.  What a difference! The ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: September 5, 2018

– We’re happy to report that Hawaii Volcanoes National Park plans to reopen! After experiencing hundreds of earthquakes and other risks, the area around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has settled for the moment. Officials announced a goal of reopening some of the closed areas by September 22. You can follow the recovery efforts at this link. From this collection of ... Read More »

What you need to know about the new volcanic eruptions in Hawaii

Your news and social media timelines might be flooded with images of the vigorous volcanic eruptions in Hawaii. These jaw-dropping scenes with fountains and rivers of lava are absolutely amazing. Those scenes along with potential misunderstanding have led to some people canceling Hawaii vacations. Per this Pacific Business News article, Hawaiian Airlines reports a decline in sales. The executive director ... Read More »

When is the best time to see lava in Hawaii?

We are frequently asked about when is the best time to see lava in Hawaii. There are multiple answers a question like that, which appears to be a simple question on the surface. Today, we’re going to help you understand more about the best ways and time to see lava. 1. The lava/volcano must be active in order to see ... Read More »

What you need to know about vog in Hawaii

We are sometimes asked about volcanic ash and gases in Hawaii — known as vog. Generally people want to know where the voggy areas are and if vog is an issue that they should be concerned about. In this post we’ll aim to answer those questions and provide you with useful information about vog. What is vog in Hawaii? Vog ... Read More »

In search of active lava with Kalapana Cultural Tours

There are hardly enough superlatives to describe Hawaii’s amazing scenery — like the beautiful beaches, lush valleys and the abundant waterfalls. If that’s not enough and you want to take Hawaii’s amazing scenery up a notch to oh-my-gosh-I-can’t-believe-how-awesome-this-is, go see the lava activity. It will most definitely make you say wow! As we were planning our March visit to Hawaii ... 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 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 »

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