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Rain, rain, don’t go away, the Big Island is still fun for play

Rain, rain, don’t go away, the Big Island is still fun for play May 19, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Hawaii just emerged from about a week of rain, thunder and lightening, puddles and blustery days. Personally, I enjoy the rain when it’s that heavy, when it’s truly fitting to where long pants, a cozy sweat shirt, and maybe even those fluffy Ugg boots that a lot of us girls in Hawaii long...

Lava, hippies, and warm ponds, oh my!

Lava, hippies, and warm ponds, oh my! May 11, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
I was raised on the Big Island of Hawaii. Fresh off the boat from New York City at seven years old, we moved to the boonies of the north side. The “driveway” leading up to our old plantation house was two miles of dirt and rocks, and between begging my mom to let me play the first Nintendo,...

Going Big on the Big Island

Going Big on the Big Island March 8, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
We were walking through a tunnel of green. Towering palms, ferns, and other tropical vegetation surrounded us, encroaching on the trail, though in a friendly, non-threatening way. The temperature was a perfect 68 degrees, and birds called out everywhere in the forest. Colorful flowers broke up the sea...

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...