Aloha Friday Photo: Painted Church

Posted in Visitor Information on October 13th, 2017

Mahalo to Barbara Herbst for sharing this lovely photo of Saint Benedict’s Catholic Church on the Big Island.

Saint Benedict’s is more commonly known as Painted Church due to the beautiful murals inside the church. We don’t normally share one of our own photos on Aloha Friday Photo, however, the following photo from our collection shows the interior of Painted Church so that you can get an idea of why the church is called Painted Church.

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Hawaii vacation news: Southwest coming to Hawaii + Whales are back!

Posted in Visitor Information on October 12th, 2017

In the past 48 hours, there’s been a couple big Hawaii vacation news items pop up.

– Southwest Airlines announced they will begin flying to and from Hawaii. They’ve not provided a specific time frame or indicated routes. Ticket sales will begin in 2018. This low-cost airline will definitely create some competition which may result in better fares all around. Here’s the Hawaii News Now segment about this big news announcement.

– The first humpback whale sighting was on October 10th...
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What are the public transportation options in Hawaii?

Posted in Visitor Information on October 10th, 2017

For best Hawaii vacation access and independence, we recommend getting a rental (hire) car, but if you can’t or don’t want to rent a car, you do have public transportation options. Currently, the only public transportation options in Hawaii are via bus. There are no trains, trams or subways. Here’s the list of bus systems on each of the four major Hawaiian Islands:

OahuTheBus – Oahu’s bus system is Hawaii’s best bus system with great island coverage and...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Seeing is believing

Posted in Visitor Information on October 6th, 2017

Mahalo to Tina Rex for sharing this lovely shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. This sunset scene was taken from Kona Reef Resort on the Big Island.

Tina tells us that she had always heard how beautiful Hawaii sunsets are and that she’s been lucky enough to experience them for herself. Seeing is believing. They are truly captivating.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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What you need to know about vog in Hawaii

Posted in Visitor Information on October 3rd, 2017

The lava lake at Halema’uma’u Crater on Hawaii Island

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 is the term that refers to the hazy air pollution caused...
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