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This Refurbished Junkyard Could Be Your New Favorite Hostel

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 10.15.2015 | Travel

Whatever your summer plans were, scrap them: We found the real-life version of Elysium, the hippie commune from the 2012 film "Wanderlust." Welcome...

This Is What A $50,000 Trip To Hawaii Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.30.2014 | Travel

What does a $50,000 hotel package buy you? One uniquely extravagant vacation in Hawaii. The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is celebrating 50 years in busine...

The 21 Most Magical Spots In Hawaii

Posted 09.02.2014 | Travel

Some people may think Hawaii is overrated. We think it's home to magic; a place where you can find everything from rainbow trees to fiery water to bea...

Howzit, Braddah? 27 Words To Learn Before You Visit Hawaii

Posted 03.13.2014 | Travel

We all know "aloha" is an important word in the Aloha state, but we were surprised -- shocked, really -- to learn that visitors need to know an additi...

Allegedly Drunk Tour Boat Captain Ditches Patrons At Dive Spot

Posted 03.10.2014 | Weird News

Imagine paying roughly $100 to do a majestic nighttime manta ray dive in Hawaii only to be stranded in the dark waters when your tour boat captain ine...

Medicine-Free Healer Draws Attention On Big Island

www.latimes.com | Posted 02.25.2014 | Hawaii

A Chinese master of medicine-free healing is prompting interest in Kokolulu Farm, a retreat center on the Big Island of Hawaii. Ning Jian Xiong arr...

WATCH: Hawaii Volcano Spews Lava... And It Is Awesome

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

It's not news that there is almost always lava flowing on the Big Island of Hawaii, but it is news when video captures that lava sputtering, spatterin...

WATCH: Powerful Hawaii Storm Causes Insane Number Of Lightning Strikes

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Mother Nature wanted to bid adieu to 2013 with her own fireworks. On Hawaii's Big Island on Sunday, the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope's Cloud Came...

Was Ancient Hawaii A Cradle Of Civilization?

Civil Beat | Chad Blair | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books

One does not normally think of ancient Hawaii when thinking about the early societies of Egypt and China, Mesopotamia and Mesoamerica, the Indus Valle...

Worst Tourist Habits According To Hawaii Locals

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.28.2014 | Travel

It's holiday season in Hawaii, which means the islands are beginning to feel a bit crowded. Tourists come in droves, looking to trade in frigid win...

Beat The Masses: 6 Up-And-Coming Global Destinations

Posted 12.07.2013 | Travel

One of the thrills of traveling is the feeling -- however misguided -- that you have discovered a destination before the masses have. You were in Angk...

Who Knew Air Pollution Could Look This Good? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.01.2013 | Green

Hawaii has a love-hate relationship with "vog." On one hand, vog (or volcanic smog) is basically harmful volcanic air pollution. As Kilauea volcano...

FOR SALE: Ancient Hawaiian Cloud Forest Could Be Preserved.. Or Harvested

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green

If you've ever wanted to own your very own tropical forest, now is your chance. For only -- wait for it -- $22 million, you can purchase 3,127 acre...

Sacred And Special Lake Mysteriously Disappearing

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.21.2013 | Green

What once was a full, albeit small, glassy lake on Mauna Kea’s summit on Hawaii's Big Island, now looks more like a drying puddle. Since 2010, La...

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For ... Hawaii? (PHOTOS)

Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel

The summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on Hawaii's Big Island regularly see temperatures below freezing during the winter and snowfall is not uncommon...

Ancient Hawaiians Had 200 Names For Rain -- And They're All Beautiful

Posted 08.28.2015 | Travel

Did you know that ancient Hawaiians had 200 names for rain? Rather than dreary, gray rainstorms, Hawaiians often enjoy ililani, "an unexpected dre...