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Hilo…lots of rain also means waterfalls
As promised in an earlier post, this post will discuss the Big Island town of Hilo, which retains the look and feel of downtown from 100 years ago, including many of the original buildings.
Hilo is known for being rainy all the time…it does get over 70″ of rain annually, which […]

A Drive Around The Big Island, Part 3

When you leave the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you will be turning to the left to continue your circle the island drive.  Just a few miles down the road, if you turn right at the sign that directs you to the golf course, you will find the Volcano Winery.
I doubt that this little winery will […]

A Drive Around The Big Island, Part 1

Looking at a map, its easy to think that you can make a leisurely day trip, driving around the Big Island of Hawaii, on Hwy’s 11 and 19 that circles the island. You would be badly mistaken in attempting to do so, unless simply driving is your goal.

A Drive Around The Big Island, Part 2

Big Island, Part 2 of 3
While you’re in Hilo, you might want to make a short side trip to Rainbow Falls, located just outside of downtown Hilo along the Wailuku river.   It is one of the more accessible waterfalls on the Big Island.  I will post another article later with more information about Hilo.
One Hilo […]

How many islands should you plan on visiting?

Visit one…two…or all of them?
One of the biggest mistake many first-time visitors to the Aloha State make is to try and take in too much of the island experience with too little time.  While on paper, it might seem like you could spend a week and island-hop until you’ve taken in the six major islands, […]

Punaluu…Black Sand Beach, Big Island

In an earlier post, I talked about my favorite place on the Big Island, South Point.  In it, I mentioned Papakolea, the green-sand beach.  I thought I should probably make you aware of a much more  accessible black-sand beach.  (If you remember, reaching Papakolea required a 2.5 mile hike each way or a 4-wheel drive […]

Skyline Eco-Adventures, Akaka Falls Zipline

PRESS RELEASE: Skyline Eco-Adventures, Akaka Falls Zipline Course
Announcing Skyline Eco Adventures Akaka Falls Zipline Course – on the Big Island of Hawaii
Honomu, Hawaii – June, 20, 2011 Skyline Eco Adventures ( is proud to
announce the opening of its newest zipline course. Located below Akaka Falls, the first US zipline
company continues to lead the […]

39th Annual Ho’oku’ikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival

If you’re going to be on the Big Island in the middle of August, you’ll want to mark your calendars for the 2011, 39th Annual Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival at Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site on the Big Island of Hawaii!  Located along the coast on the northern end of Kona, Puukohola Heiau […]

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