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King Kamehameha never had it so good: Have a Royal Hawaiian celebration without breaking the bank.

No doubt being the king of all the Islands had its perks—but not near the luxury and creature comforts available these days to us common folk.  And—here's the kicker—if you are planning an event for a group (say six to twelve people) you will be surprised at how affordable a luxury villa  or beachside enclave can be. For the per-person price that a couple pays for a pretty-nice condo or resort room, a group of ten or so can chill at a pad that could be a movie set.Of course, you can also spe...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Hawaii, South Pacific, Pacific, Islands, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Lanai, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Mauna Loa, Honolulu, Oahu, Mauna Kea, Kihei


Supreme Court won't hear B&B appeal denying gay couple, city council wants to evacuate Honolulu Hale, Southwest Airlines lands inaugural flight, taxpayers lose in failed Kauai dairy farm, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu Hale ©2019 All Hawaii News Supreme Court rejects Hawaii B&B owner who denied room to gay couple. The justices on Monday are leaving in place Hawaiian state court rulings that found the Aloha Bed & Breakfast in Honolulu violated Hawaii’s anti-discrimination law by turning the couple away. Associated Press.Buyer Beware: Oceanfront Homes Keep Going Up Despite Rising Seas. Now, Hawaii lawmakers are considering bills that force sellers to tell prospective owners about vulnerable coast...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, California, Senate, San Francisco, South Dakota, Hawaii, Associated Press, Southwest Airlines, Big Island, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii


Disasters, breakdowns bring national park visitors down, 10 tiny home homeless villages proposed, plastic ban advances, money in Honolulu City Council race, Maui jail riot highlights overcrowding, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

After the eruption, visitors at Kilauea volcano ©2019 All Hawaii News Parks losing traction with visitors. The latest visitation statistics released by the National Park Service show that 2018 was a particularly challenging year for some of the state’s busiest tourist attractions, with associated park economies taking a hit. Star-Advertiser.Bottles, utensils and bags: Lawmakers are coming for your single-use plastics. An ambitious measure that would institute a broad ban on single-use pla...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Kilauea, EMS, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, National Park Service, Josh Green, State, Honolulu, Legislature, U S Geological Survey, West Hawaii, Wailuku


Best places to stand-up paddle board

Stand-up paddle boarding , or SUPing as it’s colloquially known, has taken the world by storm since it was first made popular by the surfing gods of Hawaii. It seems like everyone who spends time near the water, be that on a river, lake, or ocean, is heading out with a heavy board under their arm and a long paddle in hand. SUPing vacations are now very on-trend. However, for a little more than just paddling on that upcoming SUP holiday — like savoring snow-capped mountain vistas, sampling exce...
Tags: Travel, California, Spain, Thailand, Unesco, Hawaii, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Portugal, Norway, North America, Lake Tahoe, Porto, Mauritius, Caribbean, Sup


Big raises for state officials, cost of living a concern in poll, Big Island hikes general excise tax, many months before lava victims get to go home, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii state Capitol ©2019 All Hawaii News Big Pay Raises Coming For Lawmakers And Top State Execs. The commission proposed that the governor’s salary would increase from $158,700 to $189,480 by 2024. Top agency executives, such as the attorney general, would see their wages increase from $154,812 to $188,400 during the same time period. The salaries of  state representatives and senators would rise from $62,604 to $83,052. Civil Beat.Advocates urge larger minimum wage hike. The Senate Co...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Hawaii, House, Kilauea, Council, Boeing, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, National Park Service, Department Of Education, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature


Hawaii mulls road usage charge, sanctuary bill dies in Legislature, economic growth slowdown predicted, Maui jail riot likely caused by overcrowding, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii road ©2019 All Hawaii News Hawaii transportation officials consider swapping gas tax for road-use charge. The state Department of Transportation wants the public to weigh in on the concept of a road usage charge to fund the upkeep of state roads and bridges, and is holding 14 community meetings about the possibilities in the next few months. Star-Advertiser.Public Meetings Scheduled For Potential Road Usage Charge. The state Department of Transportation will be holding community me...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Bill, City Council, Department Of Transportation, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, National Park Service, Hilton Garden Inn, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii, Mauna Kea


Hawaii could become sanctuary state, corruption charges rampant in Honolulu, state cuts Canada and Europe tourism budgets, Maui corporation counsel on leave following arrest, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Ala Moana Park ©2019 All Hawaii News Organizers of Ala Moana park forum call for more transparency. Officials with Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s administration have agreed to attend a meeting tonight hosted by groups that have raised concerns about planned improvements at popular Ala Moana Regional Park. Star-Advertiser.Here’s your chance to sound off on the future of Ala Moana Beach Park. Several community groups are teaming up to discuss the future of Ala Moana Beach Park. On Monday, a public m...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Ge, Canada, Hawaii, House, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Wong, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, Garden Island


Aloha Friday Photo: Honaunau Aerial

Mahalo to Daniela Cisternas for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo. Daniela’s aerial photo was taken at Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park on Hawaii’s Big Island. As you can see from Daniela’s photo, there’s lots of coral which makes it a great snorkeling spot. You can even see people snorkeling in this photo. There’s much more to see at this national park as we describe here. It’s definitely a visit you should plan into a Big Island itinerary. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday ...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Big Island, Daniela, Mahalo, Aloha Friday Photo, Honaunau National Historical Park, Honaunau Aerial, Daniela Cisternas


Low fares, fast ticket sellouts mark Southwest's entry into Hawaii, Legislature nears halfway point, trash pickup fees mulled in Honolulu, medical marijuana mainly used for pain, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Southwest Airlines in Honolulu Feb 5, 2019 courtesy photo Southwest’s low fares ramp up interisland competition. Star-Advertiser.Southwest Selling Tickets For Hawaii Routes. Hawaii Public Radio.“Hawaii, here we come!” declared Monday’s news release, announcing that tickets for Southwest Airlines service for the Hawaiian Islands are now on sale. Big Island Video News. Southwest Airlines began ticket sales for Hawaii destinations on March 4, 2019. The newly-released flight schedule include...
Tags: Travel, California, Senate, Hawaii, House, City Council, Costco, Southwest Airlines, Big Island, Maui, Southwest, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaii Legislature, Health Department


Low fares, fast ticket sellouts mark Southwest's entry into Hawaii, Legislature at halfway point, trash pickup fees mulled in Honolulu, medical marijuana mainly used for pain, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Southwest Airlines in Honolulu Feb 5, 2019 courtesy photo Southwest’s low fares ramp up interisland competition. Star-Advertiser.Southwest Selling Tickets For Hawaii Routes. Hawaii Public Radio.“Hawaii, here we come!” declared Monday’s news release, announcing that tickets for Southwest Airlines service for the Hawaiian Islands are now on sale. Big Island Video News. Southwest Airlines began ticket sales for Hawaii destinations on March 4, 2019. The newly-released flight schedule include...
Tags: Travel, California, Senate, Hawaii, House, City Council, Costco, Southwest Airlines, Big Island, Maui, Southwest, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, Health Department, DPS


Super Golden Week, Southwest ticket sales are encouraging signs for Hawaii tourism, Honolulu, Hawaii county mayors up budgets, aquarium industry scrutinized, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki tourism fun ©2019 All Hawaii News Major tour companies and legacy air carriers for Hawaii’s Japan tourism market are reporting double-digit gains for this year’s “Super Golden Week,” a 10-day period of consecutive national holidays. Star-Advertiser.After much anticipation, Southwest begins selling tickets for Hawaii flights. The low-cost carrier on Monday began selling tickets for Hawaii flights, with first flights — between Oakland and Honolulu — on March 17. Hawaii News Now.Here...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Senate, Hawaii, House Of Representatives, Kim, Bill, Oakland, Department Of Transportation, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Lihue, Waikiki, Kauai, Southwest, Honolulu


Passengers injured during Hawaii lava boat tour file suit

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A group of sightseers injured by a “lava bomb” during a boat tour in Hawaii have filed a lawsuit. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports the suit was filed last week on the Big Island against Lava Ocean Tours Inc. and captain Shane Turpin. Authorities said 23 people were injured in July 2018 […]
Tags: Travel, News, Nation, Hawaii, Northwest, Big Island, Hawaii Tribune Herald, HILO Hawaii AP, Shane Turpin, Lava Ocean Tours Inc


Hiker rescue reimbursement bill advancing through Legislature, Ige not worried about federal rail funds, 'lava bomb' tour boat victim sues, Maui development fight, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hiker on Kilauea volcano ©2019 All Hawaii News A bill that would require public safety agencies to seek reimbursement from hikers who are rescued while trespassing on public trails is making its way through the state Legislature. Star-Advertiser.More security could be coming to the state Capitol, but how will that affect access? Hawaii News Now.Legislators are considering a bill to require licensing or accreditation of all private schools in Hawaii because of fears unlicensed operations m...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House Of Representatives, Volcano, Illinois, Kilauea, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Capitol, Legislature


Economy slows, pension assets decline, bills would build condos on state land, turbulent hearing for Maui mayor appointees, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki shoppers ©2019 All Hawaii News The state’s economy is expected to grow at a slower pace in the next few years, but a benchmark 10 million tourists could visit by the end of the year — and inflation-­adjusted visitor spending could surpass a peak that hasn’t been reached since 1989. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii automobile sales running out of gas. Hawaii consumers are putting the brakes on buying new automobiles. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii’s largest public pension fund is facing an uphill ba...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, House, Pearl Harbor, Ben Carson, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, Waikiki, Maui, Honolulu, Legislature, Hawaiian Islands, County Council, Garden Island, Kakaako, West Maui


Sleeping Giant: Kauai's Wake Up Call

Nounou Mountain, above Kauai's Coconut Coast, looks like the head of a huge Easter-Island-style statue in repose, and locals have always called it the Sleeping Giant. His nose is the summit, with the chin to the right, and a downward sloping forehead to the left.  The summit hike is a not-to-miss half-day adventure: 3 to 5 miles roundtrip, and up to 1,000 feet of gain, depending on which of three trailheads you select. The east side trailhead is the shortest and probably most sce...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Spain, Hawaii, Big Island, Kauai, Norfolk Pines, Kauai Trailblazer, Kauai hiking, Wailua River, Sleeping Giant, Kauai hikes, Nounou Mountain, Israel Australia Peru


Feds: Kealoha sent secret supportive texts to suspect she was prosecuting, Legislature advances vacation rental tax, deadly force bill dies, environmental group sues Maui over street lights, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Katherine Kealoha Feds release Katherine Kealoha’s secret texts. Former deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha sent secret messages of support to a defendant in a drug-dealing case Kealoha was prosecuting, according to documents released Wednesday by federal prosecutors. Star-Advertiser.In court filings Wednesday, federal prosecutors offered new details into the investigation into Katherine Kealoha’s alleged misconduct as a deputy city prosecutor ― along with the role that city Prosecutor Ke...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Dallas, Las Vegas, Southwest Airlines, Big Island, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, Maui, Earthjustice, Honolulu, Legislature, Safeway


Hawaii mops up after winter storm, Senate rejects marijuana edibles, Honolulu public-private rail partnership 4 months behind schedule, Big Island gets half the recovery money, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Strong winds are expected to ease on Monday after a potent winter storm pummeled the state just a day prior, toppling trees onto cars, sending waves washing onto roadways and triggering widespread power outages throughout the day. Although a statewide high wind warning has been canceled, a high surf warning is in effect for all islands along with scattered weather warnings and advisories as the low-pressure system passes north of Hawaii Island this morning. Star-Advertiser.The bulk of the windy...
Tags: Travel, Senate, America, Hawaii, House, Aclu, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Oia, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, House Committee, Kailua Kona


The best hiking trails in Hawaii

Pack more than just your flip flops for your next trip to Hawaii. The volcanic archipelago of the Pacific is home to some of the wettest, densest, and most beautiful trails that the US offers. From the big city life of Oahu to the laid-back garden isle of Kauai, there’s a trail for everyone. Here are the eight best trails throughout the Hawaiian Islands, and everything you need to see along the way. 1. Olomana Trail, Oahu Round-trip: 5 miles Photo: Pavel Tvrdy/Shutterstock Oahu is the mo...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, US, Hawaii, Jeremy, Kilauea, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Kalaupapa, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, All, Honolulu, Oahu, Hansen


Interim Honolulu councilman chosen, LoPresti challenges state Senate election results, Southwest Airlines closer to Hawaii route, Big Island council advances tax hike, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Surfing Waikiki PC: Tor Johnson Hawaii Tourism Authority State lawmakers consider commission to tie surfing back to its Hawaiian roots. Has the sport of surfing strayed from its roots? A State Surfing Commission would help connect the culture. KITV.Former state Rep. Matt LoPresti is asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider his challenge of election results in his close contest for a state Senate seat, saying he recently learned the Honolulu City Clerk included 126 invalid ballots in ...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Senate, Hawaii, Aclu, Southwest Airlines, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Southwest, State, Honolulu, Hawaii County, West Hawaii, Oahu


Hawaii tourism nears 10M mark, Kauai dairy plan dropped, lawmaker seeks to ban cigarettes, $15 minimum wage and recreational marijuana bills advance, county mayors present wish lists, lots more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Luau in Kailua-Kona ©2019 All Hawaii News Isle tourism hit nearly 10M arrivals in 2018. Hawaii welcomed a record 9.9 million tourists in 2018, just 45,452 visitors shy of a 10 million benchmark that had been anticipated before head winds emerged in the back half of last year. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii saw nearly 10M visitors last year. That’s half a million more than in 2017. Hawaii News Now.The total number of visitors to Hawaii increased to nearly 10 million — and the amount they spent whi...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Associated Press, Kim, Kilauea, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, State, Honolulu, Capitol, Legislature, West Hawaii


Senate president's son now a lobbyist, vacation rentals eat into hotel profits, BLT Steak restaurant in Trump Tower cited by Health Department, dead baby humpback washes up off Kauai, national parks reopen, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Trump International Hotel Waikiki ©2019 All Hawaii News Hotel units drop as vacation rental units fuel growth. Hawaii’s visitor accommodation units grew just a smidge in 2018 with growth in vacation rentals and timeshares offsetting a dip in the state’s larger supply of traditional lodging. Star-Advertiser.The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii has hired the son of Senate President Ron Kouchi as its new assistant vice president for government affairs and alliances, which some at the state Capitol...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Walmart, Hawaii, City Council, Big Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Haleakala, Capitol, Trump Tower, West Hawaii, Oahu, Mauna Kea, Health Department, Veterans Administration


Travel News: January 25, 2019

Adventures by Disney Adds New European River Cruise Options Travel Pulse Adventures by Disney announced Thursday it will offer more European river cruise sailings than ever before in 2020. In addition to launching new Short Escape itineraries in Paris, Amsterdam and Budapest, Adventures by Disney is introducing a brand-new vacation through southern France on the Rhone River.   US Department of Defense and Priceline team up to create travel site for military USA TODAY The United States Departmen...
Tags: Travel, Usa, France, Disney, Hawaii, New Jersey, Newark, Priceline, Big Island, News And Deals, Newark Liberty International Airport, Kona, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Paris Amsterdam, United States Department of Defense, Kaahumanu Highway


Paying for climate change, state sells affordable housing cheaply, delays and cost overruns plague Oahu jail, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Full blood wolf moon eclipse over Hawaii ©2019 All Hawaii News Fighting Climate Change Will Cost The State Millions. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says money is urgently needed to protect beaches, watersheds, native species and more. Civil Beat.Experts in climate change say Hawaii needs to plan now for rising sea levels. Star-Advertiser.The shortfall in Hawaii’s largest public pension fund climbed to an all-time high of $13.41 billion last year and is expected to keep...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Russia, Hawaii, House, Marine Corps, National Institutes of Health, Bill, Natural Resources, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Hawaii County, Princeville, West Hawaii


Kilauea eruption creates new beach

The eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano last May caused devastation across the Big Island, but it did have some pretty cool side effects on the geography. Not only did the eruption create miles of land, but it also formed a new black-sand beach on the east side of the island at Pohoiki, also known as Isaac Hale Beach Park. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Hawaiian Sanctuary (@hawaii...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Kilauea, Lonely Planet, Beaches, Big Island, All, Hawaii Islands, Hawaii Beaches, Pohoiki, Isaac Hale Beach Park, Ross Birch, Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau, Isaac Hale Beach Park View


With few GOP lawmakers, Hawaii Democrats create legislative factions, bills would require automatic recounts, looking back on false missile alert, lawsuit filed over Shark's Cove development, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Capitol interior ©2019 All Hawaii News Members of the progressive wing of the Hawaii Democratic Party will make a case this year for dramatic initiatives such as a $17 hourly minimum wage, legalization of recreational marijuana and single-payer health care, but it’s unclear whether their stodgier colleagues in the state Legislature will embrace those causes. Star-Advertiser.At least three state senators are drafting bills that would require automatic recounts in close election race...
Tags: Travel, Florida, California, Gop, Hawaii, Donald Trump, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Trump, Hawaii County, Legislature, West Hawaii


5 Adventure Sports You Must Try In Hawaii

Hawaii is filled with gorgeous beaches with a unique culture and fantastic weather conditions. It is the perfect vacation destination in summers; although, the weather here remains warm throughout the year. Most of the people who go on a vacation to Hawaii do so because of the many sports they can indulge themselves in. If that is not your intention to visit Hawaii, you still cannot leave without trying out the many sports that this place is famous for. From skydiving to scuba diving, you can go...
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Hawaii feeling the shutdown strain, sole GOP state senator affirmed by Supreme Court, Gabbard criticizing Democratic colleagues, bacteria closes Oahu beaches, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu International Airport ©2019 All Hawaii News Shutdown strain could lead to longer airport lines. Working without pay for weeks. While the battle over the partial government shutdown takes place in Washington D-C, it's putting a strain on people here in Hawaii. KITV.Impact in Hawaii likely to worsen as shutdown continue. The number of federal civilian employees in Hawaii that are either furloughed or working without pay 20 days after the government partially shut down has been tall...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, Gop, Hawaii, Kilauea, Big Island, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Democratic, State, Honolulu


Supreme Court mulls Honolulu election results, Kauai reaches 50% renewable power, Hawaii lawmaker joins drilling fight as tarballs surface on Big Island beach, whale count scheduled despite federal shutdown, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Humpback whale breach  in Hawaii PC: Kohala Sail & Sea Michael Faughn An annual effort to monitor humpback whale migration numbers in Hawaii will proceed as scheduled despite the shutdown of the federal government, a spokesperson for the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation said Tuesday. Hawaii News Now.The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary's annual Ocean Count will take place January 26 despite the federal government shutdown. KHON2.Mike Gabbard joins other lawmak...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Washington, Department Of Defense, Hawaii, House, Pacific, Griffin, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Dod, Honolulu, Hawaii County, U S District Court, Legislature


Hawaii House updates sexual harassment policy, expired tax credit costs millions, audit says DLNR mismanaged land fund, security cameras for Waikiki, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Press conference on House sexual  harassment policy PC:House Majority Hawaii’s House of Representatives has revamped its sexual harassment policy following pressure brought on by the #MeToo movement and resignation of former Rep. Joe Souki last year amid complaints by several women that he had made unwanted advances toward them, including sexual comments, touching and kissing. Star-Advertiser.Why Critics Say New House Sexual Harassment Policy Doesn’t Go Far Enough. They say the policy is ...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, House Of Representatives, Francis, Kilauea, Big Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Board of Education, Coast Guard, West Hawaii, Oahu, State House, Joe Souki


Big Island: C'mon over, the Air is Fine!

For the first time in more than 30 years, Kilauea Volcano is not spewing vog—volcanic smog—and the air is pure and clean everywhere. The nastiness of vog has not been widely publicized, even though the air quality has been worse at times, in places,  than L.A. in the early 1960s. People were not only gasping in Kona, but also on Maui and Oahu, and even as far as the north shore of Kauai.  Now Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park in Kona is feelin' the blues again. People 30 ye...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Big Island, Maui, Mauna Loa, Wailuku, Oahu, Mauna Kea, Kona, Hilo, Kilauea Volcano, Onekahakaha Beach Park, Wailuku River, Vog, Hawaii the Big Island Trailblazer, Puna east Coast



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