Hale KupuKupu – Gay Volcano Vacation Rental

Author: , June 10th, 2016

Hale KupuKupu

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Hale KupuKupu is constructed from old growth redwood planks in the single wall design traditional to the islands during the plantation period of the 1930s and 40’s.

Hale KupuKupu offers a quiet and tranquil experience, reminiscent of a lifestyle from an era gone-by. The outside surroundings of the house provide natural beauty and unmatched privacy.

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Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in the Big Island’s Puna District

Hiking the Volcano

Author: , June 29th, 2012

Hiking the VolcanoJust a few weeks ago, big-mountain skier and mountaineer Chris Davenport skied 15 major volcanoes in 14 days. But while such a feat is reserved for the most elite of athletes, volcanoes are becoming (pardon the pun) a new hot thing to explore for more mainstream adventurers.

Whether it’s a technical ascent up Mt. Rainier (yep, the fifth-highest peak in the U.S. is also the country’s tallest volcano) or a casual stroll to the rim of the sulfur-smoky Volcan Poas in Costa Rica (that’s another of the country’s volcanoes, Arenal, at the left), exploring volcanoes offers some of the same challenges of hiking and mountain climbing, plus, depending on your location, the extra thrill factor of hot lava and steaming geysers.

Not surprisingly, more operators are adding volcano tours to their itineraries, but one that’s been doing it for years is REI Adventures, which offers trips for various skill levels to destinations including southern Italy, Yellowstone National Park, and Nicaragua. I spoke to REI adventure travel program manager Justin Wood for tips on safety, cool volcanic terms, and what it’s really like to walk around in an active volcano.

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Today’s Featured Property: Volcano Village Lodge B&B, Volcano, Big Island Hawaii

Author: , October 28th, 2010

Today’s Featured Property: Volcano Village Lodge B&B, Volcano, Big Island Hawaii

We’re featuring one of our properties here every day, to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Gay Friendly Volcano, Hawaii Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Volcano Village Lodge - Volcano, Big Island, HawaiiWe created the lodges for people who want more out of life than a whirlwind tour of the island. You may stroll through our lush garden trails, brushing against the giant fern leaves, look up at the native ohia trees, and be delighted by the wild and delicate orchids on the trees.

Your stay at Volcano Village Lodge offers a unique blend of Hawaiian history. Volcano Village is part of the sacred lands of Ola’a, first settled by the Kahuna (priests) of the Volcano Goddess Pele. The area was then kapu (forbidden) except to royalty. Now, you are our royalty. The village is a “World Heritage Site,” protected habitats for rare and endangered species as well as unique biological and geological evolutions having universal significance to all humanity. You will be our privileged guests to witness these wonders.

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, established in 1916, displays the results of 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolution — processes that thrust a bare land from the sea and clothed it with complex and unique ecosystems and a distinct human culture. The park encompasses diverse environments that range from sea level to the summit of the earth’s most massive volcano, Mauna Loa at 13,677 feet. Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano, offers scientists and visitors alike insights on the birth of the Hawaiian Islands and views of dramatic volcanic landscapes.

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