Category Archives: Volcano

Kona to Hilo day trip: see waterfalls, volcanoes (and maybe lava)!

Important Update: After actively erupting lava since 1983, Hawaii’s most active volcano in recent history has paused erupting in August 2018. It very well may start erupting again, so we will leave most of the references to the volcano activity in this article, with strike-through text. Though it is disappointing that the lava isn’t actively flowing, this day trip is ... Read More »

Where to go in Hawaii to see volcanoes?

Quite often, I’m asked for advice on where to see volcanoes in Hawaii. The answer is both simple and tricky. You’ll soon see what I mean. All the Hawaiian Islands were created from volcanic eruptions, though most of  the volcanoes that formed the Hawaiian island are extinct or dormant. From the oldest island, Kauai, to the newest island, Hawaii’s Big ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: March 7, 2012

*  Anyone up for an island hop? To celebrate Maui’s OGG airport becoming a second Hawaii hub for Hawaiian Airlines, the company is putting inter-island flights to/from Maui on sale starting at $69 one-way. Round-trip purchase is not required to get this low fare. You must purchase the tickets by March 12 for travel between March 13 and June 30, ... Read More »

February 2012 Big Island Volcano Update

Something hot always seems to be going on with the active volcano, Kilauea, on Hawaii’s Big Island. Here’s the latest news on where you can see lava activity. 1.  Halemaumau Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park continues to vent  from the lava lake below the crater’s surface. Dusk, night and dawn are the best times to check in on the ... Read More »

Big Island Lava Viewing Update By Land, Air & Sea

*** Early 2012 UPDATE: The December 2011 lava ocean entry is no longer active. *** The ever changing lava activity on Hawaii’s Big Island creates news options for lava viewing. As reported last week, lava is flowing down the pali (hill) to the ocean. I want to provide an update of the various ways you can view this exciting lava ... Read More »

Lava Is Entering the Ocean in the Kalapana Area Once Again!

Per YouTuber VolcanoDiscoveryHI , lava began entering the ocean on Friday, December 9 at 6:15pm and he was there to capture it with this video. (Email subscribers: click here to access the video. ) With lava flowing down the pali (hill) in rivers and lava entering the ocean, it’s an exciting time to be on Hawaii’s Big Island! If you’re ... Read More »

Hot Hawaii Lava News

Once again lava is rapidly flowing down the pali (hill) towards the Kalapana area on Hawaii’s Big Island. Lava hasn’t reached the ocean yet, but it appears to be well on its way! I have seen lava flowing down the pali at night in 2008 and it is an incredible sight. It’s like something you might see out of a ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: September 28, 2011

Since I’m missing those gorgeous Ko Olina sunsets, I just had to post a photo of one to kick start this news and deals edition. * Volcano activity on Hawaii’s Big Island has been putting on a nightly glow show. The general public isn’t allowed to hike to the remote location where lava is churning and flowing. Though you can’t ... Read More »

Lava at Pu’u O’o Crater Runneth Over

USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Pu’u O’o has recently been “bursting at its seams” with lava within the crater. The above USGS image shows how the lava has been overflowing the previously oval-shaped crater walls. If you are headed to Hawaii’s Big Island and would like to see lava activity, at the moment, the best and safest way to ... Read More »

Incredible Video of Kilauea’s Newest Eruption

(Email subscribers: click here for the video.) A new fissure opened on Kilauea’s east rift zone on Saturday. This new eruption point is located in a remote area of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Read more from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. This raw video is just amazing. The lava is spattering higher than the trees. One of the most wow-points for ... Read More »

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