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Clouds over Downtown Honolulu

Hawaii winter weather returns

Each year, usually in mid-December, a weather system moves over the islands of Hawaii bringing thunderstorms, lightning, (relatively) cold temperatures, and high winds. Hawaii winter weather is unique in that...

Sunrise over Honolulu

Hawaii sunrise views – from the sea

There is nothing on Earth more certain than the fact that the sun will rise. We’ll submit that it is equally certain that Hawaii sunrise views are spectacular, every...

Diamond Head Crater

Volcano goddess Pele on Oahu

Hawaii residents and visitors from abroad are flocking to Hawaii Island, the Big Island, to witness the current eruption at the Mauna Loa Volcano. Thousands of images and video of...

Kuapa Pond at sunset

Hawaiian fishponds hold ancient wisdom

Aloha Bruce Fisher was kind enough to invite the HAT Blog (me) plus-one (my wife) to a small gathering with some of the Hawaii Aloha Travel ohana at the home...

Made in Hawaii Festival crowd

Buying local in Hawaii

The annual Made in Hawaii Festival returned to Ala Moana Shopping Center over the Veterans Day holiday weekend. The HAT Blog bought a ticket ($15) and attended for a two-hour...

Mauna Loa Volcano Summit Crater

Mauna Loa Volcano update

Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii Island has been in the news here in the Aloha State since late September due to a significant uptick in seismic activity. Earthquake “swarms” have...