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

Posted: June 7th, 2018 | Comments Off

Photo credit to USGS

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.

Photo credit to USGS

Those scenes along with potential misunderstanding have led to some people canceling Hawaii vacations. Per this Pacific...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset from the Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel

Posted: June 1st, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Betty Brown for sharing this colorful sunset shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what Betty tells us about this great sunset view:

I made this shot from our lanai at the Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel on Feb 23, 2017. It was just before the hula show on Waikiki Beach.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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How long are inter-island flights in Hawaii?

Posted: May 30th, 2018 | Comments Off

Aerial view of Oahu

Though the only way to travel between Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Hawaii (Big) Island is by air, the flights are brief. In fact, you’ll probably spend more time driving to the airport, parking, going through airport security and boarding than you’ll spend in the air.

The Hawaiian Islands are not very far apart. The biggest distance – from Kauai to Hawaii (Big) Island – is only 305 miles per Google. A direct Hawaiian Airlines flight from...
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Aloha Friday Photo: The USS Missouri Battleship Memorial

Posted: May 25th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Shane Wernert for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo with us. Shane got this great capture of the USS Missouri Battleship Memorial in Pearl Harbor on Oahu. The Mighty Mo sure looks strong and proud as she basks in the sun.

We chose this photo for this Friday because of Memorial Day Weekend in this USA. It’s a time to pause and reflect on the great sacrifices that have been given for freedom.

If you are...
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Using Google Maps for vacations in Hawaii (and beyond)

Posted: May 22nd, 2018 | Comments Off

Does anyone else remember the days when you had to study a map and write down directions? Then, if you traveled on your own, you’d have to try to read those directions as you were trying to drive. That was stressful. Navigation applications have made that process so much easier!

Google Maps is our favorite application to use for trip planning and navigation in Hawaii and beyond. It’s a wonderful, free tool that’s easy to use. Today, we’re going to show...
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Aloha Friday Photos: Turtle at Black Rock

Posted: May 18th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Joseph Fishwick for sharing this really cool turtle shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Joseph tells us that he captured this photo at Black Rock, which is on Kaanapali Beach on Maui. This is a great place to observe honu (sea turtle) from a reasonable distance – 10 feet is recommended. If you’d like to see honu on your Hawaii vacation, check out our suggestions of where you may...
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Hawaii vacation news: May 16, 2018

Posted: May 16th, 2018 | Comments Off

Akaka Falls on Hawaii, the Big Island, is one of many scenic attractions safely open while lava erupts in a relatively small, isolated area.

Hawaii has been making headlines quite a bit lately, which is one of the reasons why we’ve had been posting more frequently about the news.

* Unfortunately, the sensational lava events on the Big Island are starting to take their toll on the entire island. As we’ve mentioned previously, the...
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Aloha Friday Photos: Sunrise above the clouds at Haleakala National Park

Posted: May 11th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Joseph Fishwick for sharing this sunny photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Joseph took this photo from the summit of Haleakala National Park on Maui.

The Hawaiian name Haleakala means house of the sun, so it is very fitting to catch an awe-inspiring sunrise from over 10,000 feet above sea level. If you are going to Maui and you’d like to experience one of these sunrises for yourself, see our Haleakala sunrise tips...
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Hawaii vacation news: May 8, 2018

Posted: May 8th, 2018 | Comments Off

* You have probably seen the news about the major, new volcanic activity on Hawaii (Big) Island. The images of lava fissures opening and fountains of lava spewing high into the air are incredible! (For a sample of images and videos, check out Db Photo on Facebook.) Though lava activity is quite impressive and sadly destructive, the activity is currently isolated to a relatively small, residential area in East Hawaii. The Hawaii Island Visitor Bureau has created a read the full article »

Aloha Friday Photo: “Aloha lava!”

Posted: May 4th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Janielle Linder of Lake Stevens, Washington for sharing this stunning lava photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She gave this photo the title “Aloha Lava.”

Janielle took this shot aboard the Moku Nui Lava Boat on an early morning tour.  What an amazing way that must have been to start the day! Being able to see lava like that is certainly worth waking up early to see.

Currently, lava is not flowing into the...
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