Puako petroglyphs

The Mystery of Hawaiian Petroglyphs and Where to See Them

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Petroglyphs, or K’i’i pōhaku in Hawaiian, are found scattered throughout the island chain. However, the largest, most concentrated fields of these ancient rock carvings are found here on Hawai’i Island. Smooth, pahoehoe lava rock provided an ideal “canvas” for creating k’i’i pōhaku over the massive lava flows, cliff faces, and the soft interiors of lava…

Big Island Fireworks

Celebrating Independence Day on the Big Island: Where to See Fireworks and Have Fun

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Life on the Big Island is returning to normal, and it is exciting to see everyone’s favorite events and celebrations being announced once again! In particular, the 4th of July fireworks and parades are coming back this year. So, if you happen to be on the Big Island this Independence Day, here are some great…

Celebrating Father’s Day on the Big Island: Things to Do

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Are you visiting Hawaii for Father’s Day? There are so many fun things to do to celebrate the father figure in your life. Sometimes, the best gifts are exciting and memorable experiences rather than physical ones. If you plan to visit the Big Island in June, here are all the fun ways to spend Father’s…

Great Picnic Spots on the Kohala Coast

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A picnic can add a fun diversion to your vacation on the Big Island. With Memorial Day coming up, we decided to put together this blog post featuring the best picnic spots on the Kohala Coast. If you are staying in one of the Kohala Coast Resorts on the Big Island, you won’t have to…

Road to Hawaii Volcano National Park

Road Trip: Going to Volcano

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a must on any Big Island itinerary and makes for a great day trip. The volcanoes in Hawaii are a rare treat to explore as the landscape is ever-changing and is home to seven of the world’s thirteen climates. You will pass through a lush rain forest known for precipitation…

Tropical fruit salad

The Best Places for Mother’s Day Brunch on the Big Island

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you are planning to be on the island with the mothers in your life, you are probably wondering how to celebrate it. Of course, a traditional Mother’s Day brunch is always a good option, and what can be a better place to do it than in…

Hula performance at the Merrie Monarch Festival

Celebration of Hula and Hawaiian Culture

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Hula is probably the most quintessential form of Hawaiian art. You may have seen it performed alongside the Samoan fire dance, Tahitian otea, and Maori haka, particularly in luau shows in Hawaii. But hula should not be confused with those traditions from other lands. Hula is distinctively Hawaiian, and it is much more than a…

The Best Classes to Take on the Big Island

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Vacations are not only an essential part of self-care. They are a gift of time that you can use to do something you normally wouldn’t or have no time to do. Besides the usual tourist activities like beaches and sightseeing, the Big Island offers many classes and lessons that can make your vacation more enjoyable….

Kawaihae Harbor

Explore Kawaihae and Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site

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The Big Island offers a wealth of unique experiences and places to see not available anywhere else. Seeing the volcano, black sand beach, or the sunset from the Mauna Kea summit is on many visitors’ list of activities; however, they can take a lot of time, driving, and preparation, leaving you tired and exhausted at…

Hawaii airport

State of Hawaii Safe Travels Program to End March 25

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If you have been postponing your Hawaiian vacation due to travel restrictions, now is the time to change your mind. We are very excited to announce that the state’s Safe Travels program for domestic travelers will end on March 25, 2022. That means that starting March 26, travelers to Hawaii will no longer have to…

Waikoloa Beach Resort Golf Course

Big Island’s Best Golf Courses

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Golf may not first come to mind when you think of Hawaii; however, you might be surprised to know that some of the most world-renowned golf courses are located here. There are 75 golf courses in Hawaii, 17 on the Big Island, and 11 of those are along the ever sunny Kohala Coast, within about…

Couple holding hands in Hawaii

Planning to Spend Valentine’s Day on the Big Island? Flowers, Chocolate, and Stars, the Island Way

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and you are probably already thinking, “What should I give my sweetheart to make it special?” Though flowers and chocolate sound benign and over-used, we didn’t mean a trivial red box with candies and a rose bouquet that you find in your local supermarket when we put these…

Flow by Christian Enns

Art in Hawaii – Big Island’s best talents revealed

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Why do we love art so much? Art sets the mood, art inspires, art evokes emotions, art provokes thought, art brings up memories, art compels. The list goes on. Here, in Hawaii, where we are surrounded by beauty in nature, art can capture the things and places we love and help them reside in our…

Puako- Hapuna beach

This Important New Year’s Resolution Often Gets Overlooked

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Aloha and Happy New Year! It is the beginning of the new year, which is usually the time when we make our new year’s resolutions. With health and wellness being in primary focus for the last two years, it is common for us to set up goals like improving our diets, losing some weight, or…

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Aloha Friends! On this Christmas Eve, we want to share a few words and say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, this time of the year feels special to almost everyone. It signifies the end of the old, another chapter in life, and the…

whale watching hawaii

Whale Watching on the Big Island: Best Places and Tips

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  Whale watching season is here! Wintertime is a busy season in Hawaii, and most tourists and guests come to the island to escape the cold and get some sunshine. But they are not the only visitors here this time of the year. Humpback whales make their annual journey to Hawaii between November and April,…

Kalahuipua'a Historical Park and Fish Ponds

Kalahuipua’a Historical Park and Fish Ponds

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Most people have no idea that this fascinating park on the Big Island even exists. Located on the grounds of the Mauna Lani megaresort, Kalāhuipua’a is a charming area with petroglyphs, lava tube dwellings, and extensive fishponds from ancient times. If you are staying in one of the Kohala Coast resorts, this is a place…


Practice Gratitude This Thanksgiving Season

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and this time of year can give us that warm, fuzzy feeling when we spend time feeling thankful for the things in our lives and talking about gratitude. But are thankfulness and gratitude the same thing? The definition of the word thankful is “pleased and relieved.” Both of those…

Aloha Welcome to Hawaii

Aloha, Tourists, and Welcome Back!

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Living in the COVID era, we are getting used to the unexpected. Just as you think that things are finally getting back to normal, something happens that makes all your hopes go out the window. That occurred on Aug. 23 when Hawaii governor David Ige asked travelers to stay away from Hawaii during a spike…

Kilauea eruption at night

New Kilauea Eruption and Some Interesting Facts About Hawaii Volcanoes

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You may have already heard that Hawaii’s famous volcano, Kilauea, is erupting again. The new eruption started on September 29 and is still ongoing as of the time of writing this post. Like the prior eruption in December 2020, this recent activity is confined within the volcano’s Halema’uma’u crater, so there is no danger to…

Waikoloa Beach Villas pool

Do You Want to Own a Second Home or Vacation Rental in Hawaii? Here is Your Opportunity

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There is something about Hawaii that keeps you want to come back again and again once you visit it. If you ever vacationed here, on the islands, you know the feeling. Maybe it’s the smell of the air, saturated with flower scent, superb tropical climate, or a sense of peace and tranquility that people find…

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