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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Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset from Honaunau Bay

Posted in Visitor Information on September 29th, 2017

Mahalo to Deb Brown for sharing this gorgeous sunset shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Deb took this photo from Honaunau Bay on the Big Island.

We really like the composition of Deb’s photo with the lava rocks and palm fronds framing the sunset. See our tips for taking great sunset shots in Hawaii.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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When is the best time to see humpback whales in Hawaii and which islands are the best for watching?

Posted in Visitor Information on September 26th, 2017

The Hawaiian Islands are a national marine sanctuary for humpback whales — a protected environment for these amazing creatures to breed and give birth. It’s such a delight to see a humpback whale’s spout (breath), or tail break the ocean’s surface, and absolutely thrilling to see a whale breach by jumping out of the water and creating a big splash. When we visit Hawaii during humpback whale season, we spend just about every spare moment whale watching. It’s truly addictive.

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When is the best time to see humpback whales in Hawaii and which islands are the best for watching?

Posted in Visitor Information on September 26th, 2017

The Hawaiian Islands are a national marine sanctuary for humpback whales — a protected environment for these amazing creatures to breed and give birth. It’s such a delight to see a humpback whale’s spout (breath), or tail break the ocean’s surface, and absolutely thrilling to see a whale breach by jumping out of the water and creating a big splash. When we visit Hawaii during humpback whale season, we spend just about every spare moment whale watching. It’s truly addictive.

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Aloha Friday Photo: Baldwin Beach, Maui

Posted in Visitor Information on September 22nd, 2017

Mahalo to Dolores Saul from Schmitten, Germany for sharing this great beach scene with us for Aloha Friday Photos.

Delores took this photo a Baldwin Beach near Paia on Maui. She said there weren’t many people around, which made them feel like they were in paradise.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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