Category Archives: General Hawaii

Aloha Friday Photo: “Sun rays beaming”

Mahalo to Michael for sending this Oahu photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what he said as he shared this photo: My name is Michael Gonzalez, a freelance photographer currently based in Naples Florida. Just wanted to share a photo with you all. This was shot on a doors off helicopter tour in Oahu, Hawaii. Here you can ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: View from the top of Diamond Head

Mahalo to Wyman from Singapore for sharing this excellent photo of Honolulu. Wow, what a view! Wyman took this shot from the top of Diamond Head. Though the 0.8-mile hike (one way) to the top of Diamond Head will probably get your heart pumping, the view makes every step worth the effort. See our Diamond Head hike post for tips. ... 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 »

Aloha Friday Photo: Spectacular Green

Mahalo to Joe West for sharing this spectacular shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. This “eagle”-eye view is of the stunning 12th green of Lanai’s Manele Golf Course managed by the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Lanai. (See our overview of Four Seasons Resort Lanai.) We can’t imagine any other green that’s “on par” with this one.   Happy Aloha Friday! 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 »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: June 2016

* Could lava flow into the ocean again for the first time since 2013? That’s a possibility as lava is moving in that direction, but it’s still roughly three miles away. We really hope the current flow continues to the ocean as it is truly incredible to see. If lava continues to flow, Hawaii County may reopen their viewing site. ... Read More »

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