Tag: Big Island

How Long To Get Where? Hawaii Travel Times on Neighbor Islands

Travel times are tricky in Hawaii. You may imagine a route from Point A to Point B and say, “Hey, our destination is only 5 miles away. That’ll take about 5 minutes.” Not so! Between the unique terrain, older roads, and traffic in Hawaii, it’s hard to determine how long your drive time might be […]

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Mochi Haven at Two Ladies Kitchen

Join us as we visit Two Ladies Kitchen on Hawaii Island. It’s a Hilo treasure that will win your heart (via your taste buds).  The Treasure Within As the worn-out phrase goes, don’t judge a book by its cover, and in the case of a popular Hilo mochi shop, it’s what is waiting inside that’ll […]

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What to Know About Hawaii’s ʻŌhiʻa Lehua Tree

ʻŌhiʻa Lehua is one of Hawaiiʻs most important trees, as its past is interwoven with so much history, and its beauty represents so much of Hawaiiʻs culture. But its future is threatened. As Rapid Ohia Death sweeps through the Island of Hawaii, the tree is becoming more treasured than ever.  Interested in learning more about […]

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The Rugged Beauty of Keokea Beach Park

Hawaii Island’s Keokea Beach Park is a great place to visit if you’re traveling along the island’s northern coastline.  It has restrooms and picnic tables, making it a great place to stop after seeing Pololu Valley.  While this isn’t a popular tourist destination or glistening sandy shoreline, there is a lot to love about this […]

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Carlsmith & James Kealoha Beach Parks: Hilo’s Four Mile Beach

One of my favorite areas to visit in Hilo is Four Mile Beach. This stretch of shoreline includes Carlsmith and James Kealoha Beach Parks – two places that are great for all kinds of watersports. Let’s explore more about this beautiful Big Island Locale.  Little Sand, Plenty of Fun Four Mile Beach on the Big […]

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Rainbow Falls Hawaii: Easy to See, Easy to Love

You probably dream of seeing a rainbow in Hawaii, but Rainbow Falls in Hilo is unlike any other rainbow you’ll see. Here, the morning sun reflects the waterfall’s mist and casts a pastel rainbow across the rushing Wailuku River.  Best of all? This is one of the easiest waterfalls to see in Hawaii. No hike, […]

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How to See Blow Holes in Hawaii

Blow Holes – a natural phenomenon. In Hawaii, you may hear one before you see it. As waves splash against a rocky coastline, water spurts up through a natural crevice to spray mist into the air.  When the wave conditions are really good, it looks like a geyser, but it’s actually a blow hole. How […]

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The Best Stops Along the Hamakua Coast of Hawaii Island

A scenic drive along the Hamakua coast of Hawaii Island is one of the best road trips in the state. It’s filled with lush scenery, tropical waterfalls, and incredible ocean views.  Come along with us as we explore this scenic journey.  Where is the Hamakua Coast The Hamakua Coast drive is also called the Hamakua […]

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Saddle Road: Hawaii Island’s Best Shortcut

There was a time not too long ago when Saddle Road Hawaii was a forbidden trek: a route banned by car rental companies and shunned by guidebooks.  But recent improvements have made this stretch of Big Island Highway a pleasant drive, and a great way to cut down travel time between Hilo and Kona.  But […]

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