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Lanikai: Hawaii’s Sexiest Beach?

By noreply@blogger.com (Trailblazer Hawaii) Dreamy Lanikai Beach on Windward Oahu is pure eye candy, with cupcake islands just offshore silky sands. Flowering shrubs line the paths from an uber-cool beach cottage community. Don't be surprised to see a professional fashion shoot going on. Commercial photographers love this place. Add some real-life spice to the day…
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Hiking to Lava on the Big Island

By Bruce Fisher

Ever since Mark Twain’s famous journey to Hawaii in 1866 as a correspondent for the Sacramento Union, the Kilauea lava flow has been attracting visitors from around the world. And for good reason. This is Mother Nature at her rawest and Madam Pele made visible in all of her fiery glory. There are few earthly spectacles as compelling as a volcanic eruption. It is creation and destruction at once. Under certain conditions, lava pours dramatically into the churning surf at land’s end. Or lights up the night sky over the Halemaumau Crater.

There are a few ways to see the lava, depending on current conditions of the flow that began way back in 1983. And a trip to the Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory and Halemaumau Crater will take you through vast fields of young lava, a desert of forbidding new rock.

The first thing to know about viewing the lava is that conditions are changing constantly. You really have to contact the National Volcanoes Observatory to find out what’s the status with the Crater Rim Drive, the Chain of Craters Road and the nearby hiking trails. Right now, parts of some roads are closed and others are open to foot traffic only. Their observatory’s website is updated daily with changes in conditions, road and hiking restrictions, and sulfur dioxide levels. There are lava lakes at the Pu’u O’o Crater and at the Halemaumau Crater.

It’s important to know that viewing the Kilauea lava flow takes planning. It’s not as though you can drive right up, take out your camera and film slowly creeping lava.

To plan your trip to see the lava on the Big Island, there are a few agencies to check with first for current conditions. The US Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website is the best place to start, but you’ll want to check with the Kilauea Visitors Center when making the trip to Volcanoes National Park. They’re open daily from 9am – 5pm, and there are park rangers on hand to answer questions and let know anything you need to view the lava.

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Our Favorite Places in Hawaii That Will Inspire You

Do you want to visit places on Hawaii that inspire you? Wondering what the most favorite places in Hawaii are that are truly inspirational? Read on to find your most inspirational place in Hawaii. Hawaii, is filled with amazing views, warm weather, cultural experience, and relaxation. Whether you enjoy to golf, hike, sight see, unwind,…
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Visiting Hawaii? Add These Top 10 Attractions To Your Must See List

Aloha! Are you planning  a trip to Hawaii and looking for things to do? Wondering what the top Hawaiian attractions are so you can see them when you visit? If you're traveling to Hawaii, add this of attractions and must-sees for all ages and tastes. 1. Green Sea Turtles of Waikiki Beach Waikiki Beach in Honolulu…
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