Hawaii Travel News 04/26/2011
Maui Police Department joins Facebook, Twitter
It's a sign of the times – the MPD has officially joined Twitter and Facebook. Maui County officials already used social media during last month's tsunami to communicate information quickly.
HVNP celebrates Merrie Monarch Festival with free programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will celebrate the 48th annual Merrie Monarch Festival by offering Park visitors free ‘Ike Hana No‘eau Hawaiian cultural programs and live Hawaiian music Wednesday through Friday, April 27 – 29. All programs are offered free of charge at the Kīlauea Visitor Center lanai from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bamboo Forest – One Of My Favorite Hikes on Maui
Liza from A Maui Blog takes us on one of her favorite Maui hikes… I've actually never done this one. Looks beautiful!
Kilauea Volcano Lava Lake Swells – Photos – KITV Honolulu
Images from the Kilauea lava lake (which is the size of a football field, btw!)
Plans For 3-Day Kakaako Farmers Market Advances – Honolulu …
I'm so excited for this new space in Kakaako! Plans call for a late Friday market, Saturday market featuring the vendors from Haleiwa (which is normally Sundays) and Sundays featuring vendors from KCC (which is normally Saturdays.) Great idea!
A Beach Day at Bellows
Now if this photo gallery by local photographer Dallas Nagata White doesn't make you want to hop on the next plane to Hawaii, I don't know what will!
Iolani Palace Unveils Gold Room – Photos – KITV Honolulu
The beautifully restored "Gold Room" in Iolani Palace has now been reopened. Gorgeous photos in this slideshow give you a virtual tour.
Old newspaper clipping puts birth of term ‘vog’ in the 1960s
It's so common that we use the word "vog" (volcanic smog) here in Hawaii, but twice in the past week I've had people look at me like I was crazy when I mentioned it. Here's some background.
Sen. Daniel Inouye — Civil Beat Interview Transcript
Senator Daniel Inouye sat down with Civil Beat for an interview. One of the most senior members of Congress at 86 years young, he's seen quite a lot of change in national politics over the years.
Celebrity Spotting: The Jonas Brothers
First, it was Beiber Fever on Oahu, and now the Jonas Brothers have arrived in Maui.