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Cafe 100 in Hilo (808 Kilauea Ave.), is the birthplace of this all-in-one, nutritionists’ nightmare, local favorite!  The classic loco-moco is a bowl of rice, an egg fried over-easy, one hamburger patty, all smothered, generously in brown gravy.  (You can feel your arteries harden with each delicious bite.)
Cafe 100 is a must-stop for my family […]

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 […]

South Point, Big island…A Favorite Spot!

Ka Lae…South Point
I’m sure everyone who ever spent any time at all in Hawaii has a special place that they remember with fond memories.  Maybe its because I have strong memories of time spent fishing with my grandfathers, uncles, dad and sister, as well as with my two daughters…or maybe its just because it has […]

Restaurants in Waimea, Big Island of Hawaii

Whether you know it is Waimea or Kamuela, this little town has come along way from its roots as a ranching community. One of the benefits of this development shows up in its eateries.

Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, Big Island

Saturday, June 4, 2011, is the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day!   In recognition, a recent post in The National Parks of the Pacific blog highlighted the only National Trail in Hawaii, Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail on the Big Island of Hawaii.  This 175-mile trail runs from near the northern tip of the island, […]

Latest Fee at Akaka Falls State Park 12-20-2010

Akaka Falls Entry Fee
The latest fee resulting from the economic hard times is the Department of Natural Resources’ new $5 per car entry fee at Akaka Falls State Park on the Big Island (higher rates apply to commercial tours and buses).  So, yet another free attraction will now generate some badly needed revenue from visitors […]

About Me

Hawaii Born
I was born in Pahala, Hawaii (The Big Island) and at the age of one, my family moved to Honolulu, where I grew up and went to school.  I was very fortunate, I got to spend all my Christmas and summer vacations with my grandparents on the Big Island, from the age of 5 […]

International Marketplace – 7/14/2010

What do you think about the continuing controversy of this Waikiki landmark? It appears that the International Marketplace’s days are numbered, as the Queen Emma Foundation (owner’s of the property) continue to review proposals from multiple land developers.
Do you think Waikiki really needs another “upscale” shopping mall?  Admittedly, the International Marketplace has grown long in […]

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