Today we talk about the effect the tsunami is having on Hawaii. We were very fortunate in that the damage wasn’t much worse. We’re also lucky to have had so much warning before the tsunami hit giving residents plenty of time to evacuate from low-lying areas. The tsunami warning Center did a good job of keeping an eye on the movement; predicting pretty accurately what was going to happen here in the islands.

As if having the tsunami itself wasn’t enough of a scare, the past couple of days there have been rumors about what effect the nuclear power plant explosions in Japan will have on other parts of the world, especially Hawaii. Some people believe that the radioactive particles in the air will make their way to Hawaii and as a result are thinking of canceling their Hawaii travel plans. The actual science on this tells a bit of a different story. From a meteorological standpoint, the likelihood of any fallout to the islands of Hawaii is minimal. The fact is that right now and for the next two weeks a high-pressure ridge will force the air to move north of the islands towards Alaska and then to California in a circular motion back to Hawaii.

The Fairmont Kea Lani has just undergone a major renovation of their villas and suites as well as some of the public spaces and pools. This property is Hawaii’s only all sweet and villa luxury resort to all the accommodations are very spacious. They’ve done a nice job with the new colors in the overall palette is rich but not overpowering. We take you inside the property and get some great information about the new enhancements.


  1. Hi Bruce and Yaling! It’s Chris. I am here in Japan, but I am coming home to Hawaii and voluntarily evacuating. So I would say Hawaii is a safe place to be right now as I wouldn’t come from the source of the radiation to another unsafe place! Looking forward to coming back home and finally enjoying some beautiful weather. So push the good weather button for me! Aloha~

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