Hiking In Haleakalā National Park

Going to spend some time on Maui, Hawaii? Don’t miss spending some time hiking on Haleakalā. If you can fit it in, catch a sunrise from the peak (Sunsets are less spectacular as the volcano’s top is usually shrouded in clouds by evening). There are few places like this where you can drive from seaContinue reading “Hiking In Haleakalā National Park”

The Port of Honolulu Hawaii

Cruise Port Honolulu Hawaii Honolulu is a frequent stop for cruise ships repositioning in the Pacific, cruises going out of the west coast of the U.S. And Canada as well as cruising the Hawaiian Islands. It is the largest city in the islands, the states Capital and gateway to Hawaii’s most developed island. General HonoluluContinue reading “The Port of Honolulu Hawaii”

Port of Call Kona, Hawaii

The Port of Kona or Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii Kona is a favorite stop for cruise ships visiting the “Big Island” of Hawaii. Famous for its coffee, beaches and Volcano National Park on the island.               Link to Google Map                  Where the Tenders Dock There areContinue reading “Port of Call Kona, Hawaii”

Visiting Haleakala

The Largest Volcano on the Hawaiian island of Maui The Hawaiian island of Maui is actually two volcanic cones joined by a small piece of land. The larger volcano to the southeast is Haleakalā towering 10,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean and still considered active, though currently quiet. The Haleakalā Observatory, also known as theContinue reading “Visiting Haleakala”

O’ahu, Hawaii, the American Paradise

Above: Waimea Bay  O’ahu, Has Something For Everyone Banzai Pipeline, Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head – these are all names we associate with Hawaii and they all are found on O’ahu. There are numerous reasons to visit all the Hawaiian islands but O’ahu is the real star. This island offers the excitement of Honolulu andContinue reading “O’ahu, Hawaii, the American Paradise”

Beating The Jones Act

Our One-Time Getting Around The Jones Act For a refresher on the Jones Act see Cruising and the Jones Act Here. Back in 2016 we booked a back-to-back set of cruises with Celebrity. The first cruise was an Alaska cruise starting in Seattle and finishing in Vancouver. The second cruise continued on from Vancouver andContinue reading “Beating The Jones Act”

Hawaii – Planning a Trip

Hawaii is a destination on many bucket lists and if it’s not on yours you should add it. There are eight major islands in the Hawaiian archipelago so it is important to decide how to handle a visit. Our first choice is cruising as you are able to see several of the islands in oneContinue reading “Hawaii – Planning a Trip”

The Geology of Hawaii

Hawaii When you visit Hawaii it doesn’t take very long to realize you have come to a place like no other on earth. Isolated from continental land by at least 2,400 miles of ocean. It is blessed with year round average temperatures in the eighties and abundant rainfall. Its history is both ancient as wellContinue reading “The Geology of Hawaii”