Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Celebrates 100 years

Posted in Visitor Information on April 5th, 2016
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The ever fascinating Hawaii Volcanoes National Park celebrates their 100th anniversary throughout 2016. To commemorate such a milestone, the park is offering special programs, hikes and more. Learn about the special events at their website.

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Aloha Friday Photo: Le’ahi at sunrise

Posted in Visitor Information on April 1st, 2016

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Mahalo to Wendy Ruisch-Habing for sending us this pretty photo for Aloha Friday Photos. Wendy took this photo of sunrise over Oahu’s most iconic site — Le’ahi, which is more commonly known as Diamond Head.

Happy Aloha Friday!


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When is the best time to book your flights to Hawaii? These promising tools might help.

Posted in Visitor Information on March 30th, 2016

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When is the best time to purchase your flights to Hawaii? We can point you to our best resources, but the truth is we don’t know. No one knows!

Though fare predictor tools from major companies have come and completely gone — a testament to the unpredictable nature of airfare pricing — there are a couple of relatively new tools that appear to offer some promising results.

Aloha Friday Photo: “towards the volcano, a beautiful rainbow appeared.”

Posted in Visitor Information on March 25th, 2016

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Mahalo to Elizabeth Gharagozlou for sharing this lovely Hawaii photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what Elizabeth tells us about this picture:

This was taken from our room at the Fairmont Orchid Resort on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island in October 2015. Looking towards the volcano,a beautiful rainbow appeared.

What a lovely view to this rainbow!

Happy Aloha Friday!


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Take the Maui Astronomy Tour for the star treatment

Posted in Visitor Information on March 23rd, 2016

From my very first visit to Haleakala, my interest in astronomy was piqued. I recall arriving on the summit in the middle of the night, wondering if the famous Haleakala sunrise was worth the nearly sleepless night. Of course the sunrise was beautiful and worth every minute of lost sleep, but for me, seeing the incredible blanket of stars was even more amazing.With very little light pollution, Haleakala is one of the best places on earth for stargazing.

In 2009, I conducted a Q&A about stargazing in Hawaii with the...
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