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Romantic things to do on the Big Island

Romantic things to do on the Big Island September 28, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Boasting an amazing array of beautiful and unique natural wonders, the Big Island is truly a wonderful place to romance – mostly in nature. On the east side, romantic moments range from viewing a night sky glowing red from flowing lava, to lounging in a naturally heated tide pool, to enjoying a...

Cafe Pesto Pizza

Cafe Pesto Pizza September 28, 2011 | What's New | Read More
With locations both in Hilo along Bayfront and Kawaihae, Cafe Pesto serves up Italian food with a slight Pacific Rim twist. Pizza is one of the things locals keep coming back for and they offer unique takes on the dish. They offer all of the standard toppings along with unique ones like gorgonzola cheese...

One Day on the Big Island-Green Sands Beach

One Day on the Big Island-Green Sands Beach August 30, 2011 | What's New | Read More
One of the most unique (and my favorite) places on the Big Island is South Point’s Green Sand Beach. A small beach and bay nestled between a sandy cliff, the sand is made mostly of the stone olivine, a type of volcanic basalt that’s rich in iron, magnesium and silica and lends a deep green...

A Day In Puna

A Day In Puna August 19, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
So you’re on the Big Island, and you head to the east side, AKA the rainy side. You’ll want to explore deep in isolated Puna, known as the boonies. Begin your day down along the Puna coast enjoying nature in all of her glory. If you haven’t had breakfast yet stop by the town’s...

The Big Island, a unique place

The Big Island, a unique place July 27, 2011 | What's New | Read More
While listening to a few visitors on Oahu discuss why they don’t want to visit the Big Island during their Hawaiian vacation, I realized that the Big Island can sometimes be revered as less than desirable compared to other islands. The lush, green, raw island is sometimes referred to as rainy,...

Hawaii’s Not-Entirely-Forbidden Ni’ihau Island

Hawaii’s Not-Entirely-Forbidden Ni’ihau Island June 4, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Years went by as I watched Ni’ihau from Polihali Beach on Kaua’i. After a lifetime growing up in Hawaii I’d become intrigued with the idea of a “forbidden” and preserved island cut off from all outside contact. Being a fan of kahelelani shells helped my fascination grow...

Viewing the Lava Flows

Viewing the Lava Flows October 13, 2010 | What's New | Read More
It’s certainly what drives most visitors to come to the largest island in the Hawaiian Archipelago and it certainly is a memorable experience for most. But no visit to the Big Island is complete without a visit to the active lava flows in Kalapana. Much different from the Hawaii Volcanoes National...

Kolohe’s at Ko’olina

October 13, 2010 | What's New | Read More
You’ll find this modest eatery lagoon-side at the Marriott’s Koolina Beach Club along Oahu’s leeward coast. The tables are positioned just a few feet from the sandy lagoon and each seat offers wonderful ocean and sunset views. Although there are a few seats inside, the outdoor seating is by far...

Resort Brunching the Ihilani Way

October 13, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Pull right up to the ever present bellman at the porte cochere, leave your keys and let the bellmen whisk your car away into a safe parking stall for you. Once inside the resort lobby there is a noticeable calmness and peacefulness that fills the air. No harsh traffic noise, kids screaming or running...

Molokai Hoe 2010 – Who Will Conquer the Kaiwi Channel?

Molokai Hoe 2010 – Who Will Conquer the Kaiwi Channel? October 6, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Canoe Paddling has been a part of Hawaiian heritage since early Polynesians traversed over 2,500 miles of open ocean from the Marquesas to Hawaii navigating only by the waves, wind and stars. Double-hulled sailing canoes were used for long distance voyages of discovery while single-hulled canoes were...
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