A red Jeep pulled over on the side of a coastal road on the Bi Island

Best Pit Stops from Kona to Volcano

by Diane L.  The two-hour drive from Kona to Volcano is one of the most beautiful drives on the Big Island. You probably already know this. But you might be surprised by how many interesting things there are to see and do along the way. From beautiful beaches to important

Lava Pouring into the Pacific Ocean from an erupting Kilauea, one of the active volcanoes in Hawaii

Volcanoes in Hawaii: A Guide for Travelers

by Suzanne G.  This might surprise you, but the United States has more active volcanoes than any other country in the world. Most are located in Alaska, Hawaii, and the West Coast, but for many mainlanders, volcanoes still feel like a foreign and otherworldly phenomenon. We are fascinated by their

Volcanic Crater

Information About the Latest Big Island Volcanic Activity

The new lava outbreak in a small area on the eastern side of the Big Island of Hawaii is not affecting tourist activity. None of the Hawaiian Islands are impacted by this new activity except for a very limited area in the Puna District of the Big Island. Flights to

Inside the Explosive Big Island Volcanoes

Exploring the Volcanoes of Hawaii

Back during a time when the world was still forming itself, tectonic plates came together and broke apart, causing the creation of volcanoes in the middle of the plate. As magma rose upward, it began to erupt on the bed of the sea, causing what’s known as a “hot spot.”

Heed the Warnings

Keeping Safe While Exploring Hawaii’s Volcanoes

Volcanoes are a living part of nature, some of them still brewing deep within the Earth and threatening to become active at any moment. The Big Island of Hawaii is home to Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes that, since January of 1983, has been experiencing a lengthy

Twilight Volcano

Volcanic Activity Which Big Island Volcanoes are Active

There are about a dozen different volcanoes that make up the Hawaiian Islands. These towering natural formations range in size and, of course, location, but there’s another attribute that divides them: whether or not they’re active. Being active doesn’t necessarily mean a volcano is or will erupt anytime soon, but


Profiling Hawaii’s Volcanoes

Hualalai The Hawaiian islands are ripe with wondrous features and, believe it or not, some of them are active and dormant volcanoes. The ones you may hear most about are Kilauea and Mauna Kea, but there are at least ten more that you’ll want to know all about before you

Hawaiian Volcano Blog – Current Lava & Flowing Into the Ocean

How was Hawaii created? Legend says that the ancient Chief Maui created the Hawaiian Islands by pulling them up from the bottom of the sea with his great fishing hook. By telling his brothers that he had hooked a giant fish, he tricked them into rowing the boat strongly enough

Inside the Explosive Big Island Volcanoes

Inside the Explosive Big Island Volcanoes

Inside the Explosive Big Island Volcanoes Synonymous with paradise, Hawaii serves up a cocktail of sandy beaches, lush green jungles and technicolor coral reefs. But these aren’t its only talents. Beyond its thriving tourism scene, the Hawaiian archipelago is underpinned by millions of years of volcanic history. Interestingly, the Big

Kilauea Volcano Last Eruption

Kilauea Volcano: Big Island’s Last Eruption

It may surprise you, but the last eruption on Big Island wasn’t thousands of years ago. In fact, it’s been going on for a while now. In 1983, Kilauea – one of Big Island’s youngest volcanoes and the star of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – began erupting, sending smoke, ash and