Hilo and the Hamakua Coast: The Sleepy Side of Hawaii

There are travellers the world over that live to discover hidden, off the radar destinations. And those travellers fall in love with the sleepy harbour town of Hilo, on Hawaii Island. Take a look at our guide to Hilo and the Hamakua coast, for the … Continue reading
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Big Game Fishing on Hawaii Island

Every August, when the gentle but persistent trade winds calm considerably, and the Hawaiian heat index rises just a few points higher than the rest of the year, the most enthusiastic big game fishermen descend upon Kailua-Kona town on Hawaii Island. The annual Hawaiian International … Continue reading
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A Beginner’s Kona Guide

  It is with very good reason that Hawaii Island””sometimes referred to as “The Big Island” by locals””earned its nickname. At more than 4,000 square miles, the other inhabited land masses of Hawaii pale in size comparison. With more land mass comes more diverse geography … Continue reading
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Green Hawaii: The Koa Trees of Hawaii Island

  On the slopes of Mauna Kea, home of the State of Hawaii’s tallest point (4,000 meters), an outfit is replanting more than a thousand stripped acres with indigenous trees. The best part? In a land where locals ask that you take nothing (only photographs) … Continue reading
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Hawaii Island Activities: Nighttime on the Water in Hawaii

Madame Pele””the Hawaiian goddess of fire, lightning, wind and volcanoes””hopefully gets a healthy check from the Hawaii Island tourism folks every month. For just over three decades she has commanded Kilauea volcano to spew out molten lava – making it one of the longest continuously … Continue reading
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Kona Coffee: Hawaii’s Best Plantations and Coffee Shops

  Every November, a rather ‘highly-charged’ yet seemingly low-key group of hot beverage enthusiasts descend in the sleepy port town of Kailua-Kona on Hawaii Island (nicknamed ‘The Big Island’). The reason needs no watering down: They’re here for the annual Kona Coffee Festival, a week-long … Continue reading
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