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Public slams Ala Wai flood plan, Senate shoots down prison purchase, marijuana decriminalization advances, another federal agency probing rail, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Along the Ala Wai ©2019 All Hawaii News Flood control plan for Ala Wai strongly opposed at meeting. Controversy over a $345 million project to lessen flood risks at the Ala Wai Canal by building a wall around the canal and huge flood control structures in the upper reaches of the watershed drew hundreds to a Tuesday town hall meeting in Manoa. Star-Advertiser.Hundreds attended a community meeting in Manoa Tuesday to hear from various city, state and federal agencies about a controversial ...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Philippines, Hawaii, House, Bill, City Council, Southwest Airlines, Department Of Transportation, Hawaiian Airlines, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, State, Honolulu, Capitol


Hawaii could take $452M hit in Trump cuts, plastic ban advances, UH jobs on the line in budget cuts, Honolulu grapples with vacation rentals, how to pay for education, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Quonset huts at Pohakuloa Training Area ©2019 All Hawaii News Isle projects in Trump’s cross-hairs. The Pentagon on Monday identified $12.9 billion in military construction funding — including $452 million for projects in Hawaii — that could be tapped to help build President Donald Trump’s southern border wall. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii weighs first-in-nation plastic bans at restaurants. Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that ai...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, Pentagon, Donald Trump, EMS, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Trump, Honolulu, Legislature, Hart, West Hawaii, Mauna Kea, Hawaiian Islands, University of Hawaii


Review: Taste of Kualoa Farm Trolley Tour

Kualao Ranch, the private nature reserve on Oahu’s east side, offers many tours for adventure and cultural learning. We had been wanting to take the Taste of Kualoa Farm Tour for many years because we wanted to view the picturesque fish pond that’s part of the tour. Of course, everything else about the tour sounded fine, but seeing the pond was our main motivation. The farm tour starts from the main visitor center at Kualoa Ranch where we hopped aboard an open-air trolley bus. From there, we tr...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Oahu, Kualoa Ranch, Oahu See & Do, Kamehameha Highway, Kualoa Farm Tour


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


Travel News: March 18, 2019

Exodus Travels Launches Luxury Adventure Collection Travel Pulse Leading small-group tour operator Exodus Travels has launched a new Luxury Adventure Collection that will take travelers to the farthest reaches of the planet in high style. Whether it’s soaking in a hot tub on a Galapagos Island Voyage or sipping on a glass of bubbly after a Big Five safari in East Africa, each trip in the collection combines the intrepid nature of adventure abroad with the extravagance of a five-star getaway.   ...
Tags: Travel, Egypt, Hawaii, Smithsonian, National Mall, Oakland, Southwest Airlines, Sharm, Southwest, News And Deals, North Africa, East Africa, Honolulu, Oakland California, David Ige, Galapagos Island


American Travel Experiences Everyone Should Try

In recent years I’ve spent a lot more time traveling around my own country and, for the most part, it’s been wonderful. The experiences I’ve enjoyed most times truly surprised me and I’ve learned how to better appreciate the full width and breadth of the U.S. In an effort to encourage other people, American or not, to experience more of what makes the country so much fun to explore, today I want to share some of my own personal experiences that I think best portray what the nation is all about....
Tags: Travel, New York, Yosemite, US, America, Chicago, National Parks, Alaska, Hawaii, Washington Dc, Philadelphia, St Louis, Detroit, Pacific, South, Yellowstone


Southwest Airlines May Have Just Solved Its Reliability Problem With New Mechanics Deal

With Southwest Airlines now selling tickets to Hawaii they should be flying high. Not only is this a new desirable market, it should support credit card acquisitions because customers can now spend their points for more aspirational destinations. But the carrier has been hobbled by mechanics slowing down the airline and the grounding of the 737 MAX. Continue reading Southwest Airlines May Have Just Solved Its Reliability Problem With New Mechanics Deal...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Hawaii, Southwest Airlines


Face It. Hate is Profitable.

Of all the places I’ve traveled to around the world, my favorite by far is New Zealand. Not only is its natural beauty absolutely spectacular, but its people are incredibly warm and welcoming. And as a Native Hawaiian, I was especially struck by how the indigenous Māori people had forged and maintained respectful and equal relationships with the western world. They weren’t marginalized or caricatured cast-offs lost in the military industrial-slash-tourism complex. They were respected and...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Technology, Social Media, Racism, United States, Hawaii, New Zealand, Newsfeed, Christchurch, Hate, Trump, Facebook Twitter, Facebook Twitter and Instagram


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


What’s the weather like in Hawaii?

On our latest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast, Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura answer the seemingly silly but very relevant question, What’s the weather like in Hawaii? Of course, the weather in the Aloha State is almost always perfect. We enjoy mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures. This is a big part of what makes Hawaii […] The post What’s the weather like in Hawaii? appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Bruce, Lanai Tabura, Aloha State


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


Last Chance on Savings to Hawaii March 2019 on Both Room Rates and Redeeming Miles

Scoring deals on two of the three major components of a trip which requires crossing all or part of an ocean — airfare, lodging and ground transportation — is not always an easy task; but you can at least save on both room rates and redeeming frequent flier loyalty program miles before the end of the day today, Thursday, March 14, 2019 for travel to Hawaii between... The post Last Chance on Savings to Hawaii March 2019 on Both Room Rates and Redeeming Miles appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, Hawaii, Airlines, Promotions, Delta Air Lines, Hotels And Lodging, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs, Hilton Honors, Redeeming Miles


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


As Low as 31,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Hawaii: Delta Monthly SkyMiles Award Sale March 2019

Redeem as few as 31,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights on Delta Air Lines — plus $11.20 in taxes and fees — for travel in the economy class cabin to or from Hawaii and the 48 contiguous United States between Friday, March 15, 2019 and Wednesday, May 22, 2019, when all travel must be completed… …but you must... The post As Low as 31,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Hawaii: Delta Monthly SkyMiles Award Sale March 2019 appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, United States, Hawaii, Airlines, Promotions, Delta Air Lines, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs


Interisland fares drop as price wars continue, state Senate bill bans plastics, red light cameras catch on, Public Safety director faces confirmation battle, Maui jail in lockdown following riot, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian Airlines main cabin ©2019 All Hawaii News Hawaiian Airlines matching Southwest fares means lower prices for interisland flights. Hawaiian Airlines dropped airfares Monday to as low as $98 for round-trip flights between Oahu and Maui starting in April as competition from Southwest disrupts the interisland market — at least temporarily. Star-Advertiser.Boeing 737 Max 8 used for Hawaii flights. A number of countries have grounded their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes following Sunday's dead...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Air Canada, Park, Hawaii, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Chinatown, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Kauai, Maui, Southwest, Ethiopian Airlines, Honolulu, Oahu


Hawaii vacation deals & news: March 12, 2019

– Hawaiian Airlines launched a new app this week. To promote the new app, they’re giving away 140,000 HawaiianMiles, which is enough miles for two roundtrip tickets to Hawaii from the US mainland! This sweepstakes is open to legal US residents who are age 18 and older. See all the official rules. – Hilton Hawaiian Village has a 50% off sale on suites, which is quite a nice deal if you want some extra space and luxury in Waikiki Beach. – Kona Village Resort is planned to be reopened as a Rosewoo...
Tags: Travel, US, Hawaii, Hawaiian Airlines, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Oahu Deals, Giveaways & Sweepstakes, Hawaii Big Island, Waikiki Beach Kona Village Resort, Rosewood Resort


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


Lyft giving away free rides in March

For Women’s History Month , Lyft is honoring the contributions of women in a big way. The ride-sharing company will be offering free rides up to $10 to locations associated with women’s history, such as monuments, museums, and female-owned businesses throughout the month of March. Each rider can only use the free ride once, however, and to very specific locations. The promotion is available in 37 cities across the US and Canada, and each city has its own unique discount code which needs to b...
Tags: Travel, Lyft, Minneapolis, Boston, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Chicago, Canada, Hawaii, Washington Dc, New Jersey, San Diego, Dallas, Miami


Hawaii for Lovers

Hawaii is calling. For many Americans this is their one big, lifetime, bucket-listed dream destination.   Being a US state- the language, transportation, currency and in large part- the culture is similar to the mainland. Plus, its relatively close: Hawaii is a mere 190 million inches away for Los Angeles.  That math translates to a simple 6 hour flight to paradise.  Recently Southwest airlines announced that they will begin service to Honolulu.  The starting price you ask?  $49 (one way,...
Tags: Travel, US, Los Angeles, Alaska, Hawaii, Island, Pearl Harbor, Islands, Destinations, Lanai, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Southwest, Honolulu, Oahu


Best spring break trips in the US

You don’t have to do five-story beer bongs off a beachfront balcony to have a great spring break. Though let’s be honest, it’s a better story if you do. The annual respite from school and work that runs from the beginning of March to mid-April is one of the great American traditions, where college kids create memories they won’t remember, and families finally have time for some peace and quiet. Even if you can’t afford a week of debauchery in Mexico or a family jaunt to Europe, each state has...
Tags: All, Spring Break, Spring Break Destinations, Spring Break Travel


Hawaii infrastructure gets low marks, Kaneshiro takes paid leave amid federal probe, House passes pot decriminalization, entangled whale freed off Maui, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Walking along Diamond Head Road ©2019 All Hawaii News Hawaii’s infrastructure gets D+ in yearly report from engineers society. Most of the Aloha State’s infrastructure systems are in poor to fair condition. The report card recommends the state Legislature increase the state gas tax and support “innovative funding mechanisms” to pay for a backlog of repairs. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii's infrastructure received its first report card today and more than half of grades were below passing. The 201...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, House Of Representatives, Noaa, Humane Society, Hawaiian Airlines, Kauai, Maui, Tj Maxx, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu


Hawaii Honeymoon Tips

On the latest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast, Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura will talk about honeymooning in Hawaii. Of course, the Aloha State is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations the world over. They’ll also muse over the fact that it’s been “cold” in Hawaii over the past few weeks. It’s been 65 degrees […] The post Hawaii Honeymoon Tips appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Bruce, Lanai Tabura, Aloha State


So you're going to Kauai? Read this first.

The new 21st anniversary edition of Kauai Trailblazer is now available on Amazon.  Check it out here. Trailblazer Guides are geared toward independent travelers who have a sense of adventure. The books cover all the well-known activities, as well as places to call your own. Get out the yellow highlighter and give KT a look before your visit: you will hit the ground running at the airport. Activities (like hiking, strolling, snorkeling, biking, surfing) are organized by geographic reg...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Hollywood, Hawaii, Kilauea, Koke, Kauai, Princeville, KT, Kapa, Amazon Check, Kekaha, Barking Sands, National Tropical Botanical Gardens, Lawai, Polihale State Park Kauai


Fresh from the Garden Isle: Kauai Trailblazer 2019

The new 21st anniversary edition of Kauai Trailblazer is now available on Amazon.  Check it out here. Trailblazer Guides are geared toward independent travelers who have a sense of adventure. The books cover all the well-known activities, as well as places to call your own. Get out the yellow highlighter and give KT a look before your visit: you will hit the ground running at the airport. Activities (like hiking, strolling, snorkeling, biking, surfing) are organized by geographic reg...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Hollywood, Hawaii, Kilauea, Koke, Kauai, Princeville, KT, Garden Isle, Kapa, Amazon Check, Kekaha, Barking Sands, National Tropical Botanical Gardens, Lawai


10 Common Family Travel Mistakes (and how to avoid them)

We’re in full trip planning mode right now. In just a few days we will be traveling to Ireland for the first time. This trip will also be the first time Connor, our youngest, will cross the Atlantic and set foot on European soil. He’s 2.5 years old right now, which is not an ideal age to take a long haul flight, so we’re crossing our fingers everything goes smoothly. We’ve been mapping out our Ireland road trip and firming up the 2 week itinerary. We want to limit the number of unexpected surpr...
Tags: Travel, Home, Europe, Mexico, Netflix, Atlantic, New Brunswick, Ireland, Hawaii, Paris, Ryanair, Glasgow, Vancouver, Connor, Dublin, Travel Tips


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


Humpbacks of Hawaii in 3D at Maui Ocean Center

The Maui Ocean Center in Wailuku recently opened its new Humpbacks of Hawaii Exhibit & Sphere experience. The visionary exhibit debuted on February 10 and is already attracting many astonished visitors. It is an entirely unique, virtual underwater experience that takes you beneath the surface and into the mystical world of the seemingly magical , […] The post Humpbacks of Hawaii in 3D at Maui Ocean Center appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Humpback Whales, Maui, Wailuku, Maui Ocean Center, Humpback Whale, Humpbacks of Hawaii


Fraud in HI-5 recycling program, visitors can now get medical marijuana, Chinese hackers breach UH, lawmakers want to stop rail audits, excise tax hike advances, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Worker sweeps up cans at Hawaii recycling plant ©2019 All Hawaii News State audit alleges cheating in redemption payments in Hawaii recycling program. The state still has not made changes in its HI-5 redemption and recycling program to protect against fraud, and spot checks of recycling companies turned up two cases where records were allegedly altered so the state would reimburse substantially more to a recycler than was paid out to the public, according to a new report by the Hawaii Sta...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Ge, Navy, Senate, Mit, Hawaii, House, House Of Representatives, Pentagon, Las Vegas, Kilauea, Pearl Harbor, DOE, Wall Street Journal


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



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