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Don't worry about the ponchos. I lived in Hilo...
Don't worry about the ponchos. I lived in Hilo for over 15 years and never needed anything like that. The rain showers are usually very brief and will have ended by the time you get your umbrella...
We have had our itinerary changed on Hawaii...
We have had our itinerary changed on Hawaii cruises several times, but have always had a great time. Stuff happens :(
one word....BATHTUB!!
one word....BATHTUB!!
Costco does not always have the lowest price on...
Costco does not always have the lowest price on the Big Island of Hawaii. Many times when we drive over to Costco from Hilo, we find that the price was lower in Hilo. But, it does vary from week to...
According to the local news this morning, now...
According to the local news this morning, now that everything has calmed down out at the flow, the lava hose has returned and is flowing stronger than ever!
Another very large chunk of the sea cliff fell...
Another very large chunk of the sea cliff fell into the ocean on New Year's Eve. It's an unstable situation out there.
I was down in the Kalapana area today and there...
I was down in the Kalapana area today and there is a large steam plume in the distance which means there is still some lava flowing into the ocean. Probably just not that incredible lava hose that...
I was down at the end of the road in Kalapana...
I was down at the end of the road in Kalapana today and could see a large steam plume rising in the distance. This means that lava is still flowing into the ocean although the "hose" may be gone. I...
Well, things change quickly with the volcano. ...
Well, things change quickly with the volcano. Yesterday a large chunk of the sea cliff broke off and fell into the ocean. Details are still sketchy, but it has essentially shut off the spectacular...
The POA will cruise by this lava flow Tuesday...
The POA will cruise by this lava flow Tuesday evening after leaving Hilo. I am not sure how much can be seen from the ship, but I am sure you will see red glow and steam. Probably a good pair of...
Much of the expense of the seahorse farm tour is...
Much of the expense of the seahorse farm tour is for admission. During the tour it is explained that most of the money goes to continuing research. I had no problem with that after being able to...
We cruised from San Diego to Hawaii in May and...
We cruised from San Diego to Hawaii in May and the first two or three sea days out of San Diego were very cool. Many folks did not have the appropriate clothes. Then it warmed up nicely. As I...
I think a taxi would be quite expensive. And,...
I think a taxi would be quite expensive. And, you do have to make reservations to tour the farm. We did it several years ago and even though we live on the other side of the island, we did the tour...
I would skip Lava Tree State Park. I live just...
I would skip Lava Tree State Park. I live just down the road from there, and while it is pretty and interesting, it is very small and not worth the time it takes to drive to and from there. Save it...
I live on the Big Island and use Amazon regularly...
I live on the Big Island and use Amazon regularly for many personal and household items. I have Amazon Prime and until recently, it was very reliable and fast. Not quite 2-day shipping, but things...
We did this cruise twice last year in January and...
We did this cruise twice last year in January and will be doing it again for Christmas this year. During the day, jeans, shorts and t-shirts are fine anywhere on or off the ship. But, inside the...
Are the smoked salmon eggs benedict still...
Are the smoked salmon eggs benedict still available in the buffet? Love them!!
I saw the POA last evening as it sailed on its...
I saw the POA last evening as it sailed on its way to view the volcano. The lava is still flowing.....as of last night ;)
We are also on this same cruise and we did this...
We are also on this same cruise and we did this cruise last January. Last year when we walked off the ship, there was an area where the shuttle companies (Super and Prime Time I believe) were...
My POA information is correct about the lava flow...
My POA information is correct about the lava flow . I have seen the lava from the ship several times and, I live several miles from where the lava is entering the ocean!! From my home, I can see the...
POA lava flow is starboard side. The ship turns...
POA lava flow is starboard side. The ship turns so everyone has a view....but starboard is best for approaching the flow and best viewing.
Go to Waikiki Beach and visit some of the hotel...
Go to Waikiki Beach and visit some of the hotel bars along the beach. Two of our favorites are the Mai Tai Bar at the Royal Hawaiian (Pink Palace) and the Banyan Court at the Moana Surf Rider. Both...
We we travel to the Kona side of the island we...
We we travel to the Kona side of the island we tend to stay at the King Kamehameha hotel. I have never attended the luau there, but I have enjoyed the music from my balcony while staying at the...
I think perhaps it has to do with the President's...
I think perhaps it has to do with the President's Day holiday being on Feb. 20, 2017. This is one day less that the working folks and school kids have to take off in order to travel to Hawaii.