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Santa Barbara wine tasting?
Whenever we’ve gone to the Urban Trail wine tasting rooms there were only a few people there & enjoyed the wine tastings. The staffs were very friendly & helpful but about 2 tastings was sufficient...
Agree that the SB Urban Wine Trail is a fun...
Agree that the SB Urban Wine Trail is a fun inexpensive wine tasting experience & only about a mile walk from the tender boat’s dock. Our favorite tasting was at Santa Barbara Winery which at that...
Flights to Honolulu from New York
If connecting on the West Coast the airfares from cities other than LAX are often less expensive. That’s particularly true for Hawaiian’s Bay Area flights which when it’s $500 from LAX they’re only...
Flights to Honolulu from New York
We fly several times per year between LAX & Maui and Hawaiian is usually our best option. We just flew there in May & the lowest price was $500. So costing another $377 from JFK seems to be a...
I think that a cruise is a good way to sample the...
I think that a cruise is a good way to sample the 4 major islands to decide which island(s) to return to later for a land based visit.

When on the Mainland we enjoy sea days to/from Hawaii and...
And being inside a natural “bowl” the tradewinds...
And being inside a natural “bowl” the tradewinds probably won’t help to have a more comfortable temperature for sitting there for hours. We’ve hiked to the top observation post several times & it...
An online search located information from their...
An online search located information from their website & it only shows a kiosk where gifts can be ordered, some picnic tables, toilets & water fountains.
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Arizona Memorial access update
Still ”temporarily suspended until further notice”...

https://www.nps.gov/valr/faqs.htm
It’s so tragic. We divide our time between...
It’s so tragic.

We divide our time between Maui & SoCal but we’re currently on the Mainland before our upcoming Europe cruise. We keep updated by going to the Hawaii News Now app to watch live...
Hawaii News Now just updated the number: :( ...
Hawaii News Now just updated the number: :(

“600 homes confirmed destroyed on Big Island as state pledges new aid”
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Our local news coverage shows vog forecast maps...
Our local news coverage shows vog forecast maps which results in bad air quality in the Hawaiian islands. Tradewinds generally blow the vog southwest of the islands but even then an eddy of vog can...
That’s doubtful because as stated in the news...
That’s doubtful because as stated in the news article link just before your post even NCL has suspended their weekly stops at Kona & Hilo until further notice due to the volcanic eruption.
There are 2 Honolulu cruise ship terminals: T-2...
There are 2 Honolulu cruise ship terminals: T-2 and T-11 (Aloha Tower).

This webpage states there is no parking at T-2:
http://hawaiiancruiseguide.com/cruise-terminal.html

Here’s a link to...
Hopefully you’ll get to the Big Island because...
Hopefully you’ll get to the Big Island because there is so much to explore. If not then because of the unpredictable situation hopefully Lavaland will provide refunds if the ship decides to skip a...
Hawaii Volcano Big Island
What you can believe is the conditions in Kona can change daily & the forecasts are not always accurate.

Last Tuesday the Kona air quality forecast for Wednesday was for unhealthful air quality so...
There’s a lot of good information on the Hawaii...
There’s a lot of good information on the Hawaii forum and debating about the actions of cruise lines.

Ships are still canceling Hilo & even sometimes Kona like NCL’s POA yesterday due to air...
Their website states the Memorial is still closed...
Their website states the Memorial is still closed for repairs:

Visitor Access to USS Arizona Memorial Temporarily Suspended

Due to a critical structural and safety issue impacting the USS...
You were fortunate to see that on your cruise &...
You were fortunate to see that on your cruise & based on the rivers of molten lava flowing into the ocean & fountains of lava in the rift zones there should be some good nighttime viewing...
Now that lava is entering the ocean laze is...
Now that lava is entering the ocean laze is another issue in the area of the lava flows.

https://usat.ly/2s1Kc3R
Cruise Critic has a news story with information...
Cruise Critic has a news story with information about Sea Princess:

“Princess' Sea Princess will skip a scheduled port of call to Hilo on May 18. According to a Princess statement, the ship will...
There are a couple of threads on the Hawaii forum...
There are a couple of threads on the Hawaii forum discussing the affects of the volcanic activity on the Big Island.

NCL’s POA sails weekly 7-day cruises & not only have they skipped Hilo but also...
Volcano Erupting - Check for Updates
Since there’s no way to know the conditions in advance it’s doubtful if you’ll have much advance notice because it’s basically a wait & see situation

This week POA replaced Hilo with a sea day...
You’re welcome and hopefully your friends will...
You’re welcome and hopefully your friends will enjoy it; if not you can blame me. ;)
Recent Car Rental Experiences (Kahalui, Maui; Hilo, Big Island; Nawiliwili, Kaui)
Each time we’ve rented cars in Hilo using Costco Travel to book rental cars from the off-airport Enterprise office which at under $40 was about 1/3 cheaper than at their airport location. They...
Forum: Hawaii
Posted By Astro Flyer
The road is the same as you experienced. ;) ...
The road is the same as you experienced. ;)

From Lahaina it’s an even longer drive than those who arrive on ships docked in Kahului. With Lahaina being a tender port & West Maui traffic delays,...