New Lava Eruption at Kilauea Volcano

Lava is currently flowing down Kilauea’s east rift zone. Visitors on the Big Island are in for a treat, as a new lava flow has just broken out of Kilauea Volcano at the Pu‘u ‘O‘o Crater. Contained entirely within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the flow is located less than a half mile from the Kamoamoa …
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Hawai‘i Flag Day

Did you know that every year on July 31, the state of Hawai‘i celebrates Hawai‘i Flag Day, otherwise known as Ka Hae Hawai‘i? A day to contemplate the meaning and the history of the flag, Hawai‘i Flag Day came about in 1990, proclaimed by then-governor of the state of Hawai‘i, John D. Waihee III, in …
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Hawaii’s Ancient Temples

From the shores of Kailua Bay to the coast of Kawaihae, ancient temples on the Big Island serve as testament to life in early Hawaii. There are many types of temples — some invoking peace and others invoking war, sacrifice, fishing, harvest time and even surfing. One of the most important temples in the entire …
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It’s Mango Season in Hawai‘i!

Whether served frozen like ice cream, baked in cobbler or enjoyed fresh off the tree, mangoes are a delicious and nutritious treat like no other. Here in Hawai‘i, mango season is in full swing during the summer months, so what better time to celebrate all things mango than to attend a festival devoted solely to …
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Swimming with Dolphins in Kona

Spinner dolphins in the wild They’re one of the most dramatic and exciting sights in Hawaiian waters. Pods of spinner dolphins amaze visitors with incredible aerial displays, spinning and leaping out of the water several times in succession before slapping their bodies on the water’s surface.  Underwater, they are equally playful and majestic, emitting a …
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A Driving Tour of Kona Heritage Corridor

Old Mamalohoa Highway winds its way through upcountry Kona and beyond, revealing a plethora of historic sights along the way. A 10-mile stretch of this scenic highway comprises the Kona Heritage Corridor, which passes through the village of Holualoa, home of Holualoa Inn. History is evident along this route, whether dry-stack stone walls, roadside general …
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Fourth of July on the Big Island

With Fourth of July just around the corner, fun and festivities are starting to brew on the Big Island. While many folks head to the beach or a barbecue, plenty of local-style community events offer a good time for the entire family: Green Sea Turtle Turtle Independence Day takes place at the Mauna Lani Bay …
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Holualoa’s Lauhala Weaving History

Lauhala hat Holualoa is known for its art galleries, estate-grown coffee and, of course, the Holualoa Inn. But did you know that Holualoa has been a hub for lauhala weaving for generations? Indeed, some of the state’s finest lauhala weavers come from Holualoa, including the legendary Aunty Elizabeth Maluihi Lee. Named a Living Treasure by …
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