Turtle Bay Resort

I always wondered why I felt so much calmer and "in-tune" with myself in February — it must be residual "run-off" from the annual Wanderlust...
two men in a rodeo ring while one many is holding a calf's head

Before you read this post, you should probably know I'm predisposed to loving rodeos — they were regular outings for folks in Georgia, from which...
Parker Ranch with Mauna Kea in background

When my family and I lived in Waikoloa on the Big Island for a year, one of my favorite off-site trips was to Waimea...
Bishop Museum

Most people think that when the sun sets over Kauai the day is done on the Hawaiian Archipelago.  But, that's not true. The island...
kids in line at an ice cream shop

Used to be, Hawaii was dotted with several sugar mills and plantations — the sugar industry drove the territory's economic engine and social hierarchy. But, it...
Chinese hanging ornaments

You don't have to have Chinese heritage to ring in the Year of the Rooster in Hawaii! The Chinese New Year is officially underway,...
a man showing how to make chocolate

Did you know Hawaii is about to explode on the chocolate scene? I didn't either — until I took a factory tour at Manoa Chocolate...
Kona Coffee Company store

When I first moved to Hawaii, I thought all Hawaii coffee came from Kona on the Big Island. But, turns out, I was wrong —...
lava oozing on a flow

If you've been tracking the Big Island lava activity, you'll want to read-on — there's lots to talk about! New Big Island Lava Viewing Area Just a...
a room in a victorian era home

Every time I drive the Pali Highway toward Kailua, I glance at the sign that reads, "Queen Emma Summer Palace." But, until now, something's...

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You've heard the old saying "When in Rome do as the Romans" well, this also applies to Hawaii. While you mostly hear us talk about...
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If you’re planning a trip the Big Island or headed there on vacation this podcast is a must! Fresh from our trip to the Big...
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Have you been thinking about attending a Luau on your Hawaii Vacation? One of the most frequent questions we get is about Luau's so...
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Today we check in with Brian Berusch co-author of the bestselling Book, Food to Write Home About : Hawaii Brian has been wanting to write...
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Hawaiian Music is a big part of the culture in Hawaii so make sure to make it part of your Hawaii Vacation. It’s also...

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