Calm Down: It’s Safe To Take A Solo Trip To Hawaii
Hawaii is open for business and beautiful as always. No matter what you’ve read, it’s ok to visit a slice of the Big Pineapple, a tropical paradise that’s a world apart with Polynesian traditions. A constant stream of posts on social media now depicts Hawaii as relentless fire and brimstone destruction. While this makes for great sensational news, it lacks scientific context. These images reveal a teeny weeny 1 percentage of the Big Island near the summit of Kilauea!
The distorted coverage and images frightened visitors. Sadly, this actually spreads financial hardship across the entire state in tourism revenue as reservations cancel.
The stunning pictures of lava flowing through Hawaiian neighborhoods and destroying homes have convinced many travelers that they need to stay away from this region of the world. Unfortunately, clickbait headlines have only reinforced this idea. However, the reality of the situation is different.
It is still safe to take a solo trip to Hawaii.
Here’s what’s really happening.
The Majority of the Island Is Unaffected
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has been closed, but the majority of the island is unaffected. If you’re thinking about a solo trip to Hawaii, you will be happy to hear that airports, beaches, restaurants, and the majority of tourist activities are still open and functioning as usual. Keep in mind that the media sells papers and gets web traffic by sharing exciting stories. As a result, they are talking all about acid rain and lava bombs, but in reality, those elements are really only affecting a small area on the slopes of the Kilauea Volcano.
The Eruptions Affect Less than 0.1% of Hawaii
According to CNBC, the volcanic eruptions are only affecting an area that is about 10 square miles. To put that into perspective, the big island is a total of 4,000 square miles, and all of the islands put together consisting of over 10,000 square miles of land. As a result, the eruptions are affecting a tenth of one percent of Hawaii. Even if you are thinking about taking a solo trip to Hawaii’s big island, you will probably not even see any signs of the activity. It only takes up 0.25% of that island.
AFS Travelers Know What They’re Doing
Consider some facts dear reader:
- One can look at natures power here now as the most exciting time to visit. Fissures have created stunning fountains into lava pools. By helicopter tour, you’d get the most amazing photos ever!
- The eruption is a tiny part of one island. The Hawaiian Islands are all volcanic.
- Experts predict the ash fall should only last a few more weeks based on the same activity here in 1924. (Wouldn’t it be cool to be a volcanologist!)
- Native Hawaiians celebrate volcanoes with lava flows. They consider such a natural wonder as a deity they call Pele. They see such godly forces as Creation – like watching a woman giving birth! Volcanos are necessary to regrow forests. It birth’s more land and is a testimony to how quickly life springs back.
This December you can join Adventures For Solo Travelers on a vacation sensation to Maui, Kona, Hilo, and Oahu. From Pearl Harbor to biking down the famous Haleaka volcano, you’ll see an eyeful. Adventures include snorkeling with sea turtles, beachside Luau’s, whale watching from catamarans, an evening swim with whale sharks and jaw-dropping views of mountains dripping waterfalls of lava!
Now is the time to visit Hawaii travel lovers. Not many can say they’ve witnessed creation saw happening.
You May Want to Check the Vog Map
Vog is a combination of the words volcanic and smog. Due to the eruptions, there has been an increased amount of vog in some parts of the Big Island, but this area normally has at least some vog. Visually, it just looks like a slight haze. Luckily, you can plan around the vog.
The University of Hawaii has a Vog Map where you can check on current levels. However, if you sign up for a group excursion such as the Aloha Hawaiian Island o to trip to Hawaii offered by Adventures for Solo Travelers, you don’t have to worry about checking maps. The tour guide tracks information like that to ensure you have the best trip possible.
In short, while the volcano has caused damage to homes around the island, travelers do not need to worry. However, if you want to ensure that your trip is as worry-free and fun as possible, consider letting an expert handle your solo trip to Hawaii. Schedule your solo trip to Hawaii today or contact us today to learn more.