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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 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 […]


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 […]

Merrie Monarch Festival Tickets for 2012 – 2/2/2011

Oops!  I apologize for my oversight and it may be too late for you to acquire tickets to this highly anticipated event.  This year’s tickets went on sale on December 27th and prices range from $5 to $30 per person, depending on the dates and seat location.
For those unfamiliar, the Merrie Monarch Festival is held […]

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, Hilo

The objective behind the planning of this facility was to blend Hawaiian cultural traditions and the latest astronomical research being conducted at the 13 observatories that populate the summit of Mauna Kea.

Direct Flights To/From Hilo-Mainland Return 1/5/11

Back in October of last year, I  commented on the United/Continental Airlines merger and how it might affect the number and cost of seats to Hawaii.  Well, I’m happy to observe that there has at least been one positive addition to come from this merger.
United/Continental has just announced that Continental will begin direct service in […]

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