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This May Be America's Wildest Island

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.17.2017 | Travel

There’s no doubt Hawaii is a wildly gorgeous paradise, but every once in a while, a video of the islands gives us a whole new appreciation for the A...

Go Tell It on the Mountain, Part 1 - Pacific Islands: Mountain-Combing on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.22.2017 | Travel
Mike Arkus

This is the first in a series on mountains and volcanoes I've met around the world, not necessarily the most famous or tallest like Everest or Kangche...

Rare Thundersnow Hits Hawaii's Tallest Volcano

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 12.20.2016 | Weird News

Hawaii’s Big Island saw a rare weather phenomenon this week ― a hefty dose of thundersnow. Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano and the state’s highest ...

Adventurous Couple Takes Wedding Pics On Volcano With Molten Lava

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 08.24.2016 | Weddings

Hawaii wedding photos have become something of a cliché. Bare feet, sand, sunset, repeat. One adventurous couple, however, decided to do the unexpect...

Top Things To Do In Kona, Hawaii

Shannon Ullman | Posted 08.19.2016 | Travel
Shannon Ullman

Kona and the Big Island itself are absolutely stunning both on the ground and in the air.

Watch A Man Run Through A Scorching Lava Field And Try Not To Wince

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.03.2016 | Science

Some people like to live life on the edge. Others, like Kawika Singson, enjoy living even more dangerously: On fields of scorching lava. The Hawaii-bo...

Watch A Hawaiian Volcano 'Smile' For The Camera

The Huffington Post | Lauren Aratani | Posted 07.29.2016 | Green

New video footage of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano may have you wondering whether Pixar’s “Lava” is coming to life. An incredible 360-degree video,...

Hawaii's Most Epic Summer Adventures -- Island By Island

The Huffington Post | Lauren Aratani | Posted 07.15.2016 | Hawaii

Sometimes, all you need is a little inspiration to get your summer adventures started. And there’s no better place to look for that kind of motivati...

It Just Snowed On Hawaii's Big Island

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.14.2016 | Weird News

Residents of Hawaii's Big Island woke on Tuesday to find the summit of Mauna Kea volcano dusted with a fresh layer of summer snow. Considered both the...

Watch A Lava Flow Quietly Eat Away At A Hawaiian Forest

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 01.03.2017 | Science

Breakouts of lava have been slowly consuming sections of forest on the rural southeast corner of Hawaii's Big Island for several months. Kilauea, one ...

6 Easy, Affordable Warm-Weather Escapes

Spot | Posted 01.31.2017 | Travel

Whether you're knee-deep in snow or looking for a post-holidays pick-me-up, consider heading south to chill out, thaw out, and soak up some much-needed Vitamin D.

6 Incredible Places To Spend New Year's Eve

Joy Pecknold | Posted 12.17.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Not another house party or club night for New Year's Eve, please. For those seeking something more spectacular, herein my top six picks for out-of-the-ordinary celebrations to welcome 2016 -- from the longest day in Argentina to the one of the shortest in Iceland.

Tragically Beautiful Exhibit Shows How Our Oceans Suffer

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.02.2015 | Arts

In Hawaii, "Never turn your back on the ocean" is a common adage -- a warning for anyone who visits the beach. But when Sophie Thomas, a London-based ...

Lightning Strikes Over Volcano For 'Once-In-A-Lifetime' Photo

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.13.2015 | Science

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is known for its awe-inspiring vistas, but for photographer Jon Mikan, one particular day in the park trumps all the ot...

8 Beautiful Hawaii Inns (for Every Budget) | Posted 11.10.2016 | Travel

A trip to Hawaii tops many a bucket list, but can seem prohibitively expensive, with nightly rates for many resorts reaching $500 or more. Take comfort: Dreamy accommodations in Hawaii don't have to break the bank. Discover our list of the best bed and breakfasts and inns on every island, at every budget.

Totally Trippy Video Captures The Haunting Beauty Of Hawaii Volcano

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.30.2015 | Science

Kilauea volcano, on the Big Island of Hawaii, is one of the most active volcanoes on Earth, but getting face-to-face with the remote action is no easy...

GRAPHIC: Diver Attacked By Shark Takes Gruesome Selfie

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.22.2015 | Weird News

Braxton Rocha was badly wounded by a shark two days ago, but that didn't stop him from posting a very graphic selfie of the wound. The 27-year-old was...

Piglet's Impromptu Pool Party Ends In Adorable Rescue

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.18.2015 | Good News

End of summer tip: If you're going for a dip in the pool, make sure your legs are long enough to exit said pool. Kawika Singson was working on the roo...

How This Homeless Man In Hawaii Learned His Voice Matters

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact

In June 2014, Justin Guy was cited by a Hawaii County Police Department officer for holding a sign that read, "Homeless Please Help." He didn't realiz...

The ONE Thing You Should Do On Each Hawaiian Island

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 09.16.2015 | Travel

Booking a trip to Hawaii is always a good idea, but with so many islands to choose from, deciding how to split one's time is a torturous (and kind of ...

You Know You're on the Big Island When....

Anneli Rufus | Posted 07.20.2016 | Travel
Anneli Rufus

Admit it. Sometimes you're all: These giant spider lilies, these feral pigs and this supermarket aisle stocked entirely with cans of Spam have me mystified. Where am I?

Hawaii Just Got Hit By A July Snow Storm (Seriously)

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 07.20.2015 | Weird News

July snowstorms are weird enough. July snowstorms in Hawaii boggle the mind. But that's what happened at the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Isla...

Will Hawaii Become Third-World?

Richard Ha | Posted 07.06.2016 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

The purpose of the Big Island Community Coalition is to work towards reduced electrical energy costs on the Island of Hawaii - where we pay up to four times the national average for our power.

Lava-cation: Start Planning Your Hawaii Volcano Holiday

Kristan Lawson | Posted 06.19.2016 | Travel
Kristan Lawson

Witnessing red-hot lava explode from an erupting volcano has always been on my personal bucket list. But since volcanic eruptions are unpredictable and rare, it was one natural wonder I assumed I'd never see.

This Tiny, Tropical AirBnB Treehouse Is All Your Dreams Come True

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.20.2015 | Travel

AirBnB has a lot of great hidden gems, but this tiny tropical treehouse has to be one of our favorites. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom treehouse...