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Off the Beaten Path in Hilo

Hilo is a sought-after destination on the Big Island of Hawaii for many reasons. From the serenity of the Kohala Coast to the intensity of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo is known for its natural beauty, world-class attractions and world-renowned beaches. It has a storied past, starting out as a busy farming and fishing port…

Exploring Akaka Falls State Park

Akaka Falls State Park on the Big Island, Hawaii For a true glimpse of the majesty of nature on Hawaii, don’t miss a visit to Akaka Falls State Park. You’ll find it at the end of Akaka Falls Road, also known as Highway 220, approximately three and a half miles southwest of Honomu. Nestled north…

What is the Lahaina Restoration Foundation?

Image Source: wikipedia Author: Joel Bradshaw Perhaps you’ve heard about the Lahaina Restoration Foundation headquartered on Maui. Well, this nonprofit organization established in 1962 was created to explore the rich history and culture of Lahaina, Maui, through preservation of historical sites, places, cultural legacies and museums. Located at 695 Front Street in Lahaina, the foundation…

Fore! Going Golfing in Hawaii

For many, Hawaii is a golfer’s nirvana: Rolling green hills surrounded by crystal clear blue ocean, mountain ranges, miles of shoreline and lush tropical rainforest. From backdrop to design, Hawaii features some of the most stunning courses on the planet. These aren’t just pretty-boy golf courses, either: they’re seriously challenging layouts that will have even…

Sun Safety in Hawaii

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Grab the sun block before heading out…or else. Just like anywhere when the sun is out in full force, you need to slather on the sunscreen to avoid the burn that comes with complacency. You don’t want to start your vacation off on the wrong foot by lying in your hotel bed for the first…

The Caves of Hawaii

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Spelunking. That’s the technical term for exploring caves as a hobby. If you’re into spelunking, you’re in for a treat when visiting Hawaii. This place is brimming with caves of all kinds and sizes, on every major island. Explore these caves on your next trip to Hawaii, and learn a little bit about the state’s…

What not to do in Hawaii

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Just like going anywhere on vacation, there are certain things you want to avoid while in Hawaii. As a tourist, you’re already at a disadvantage. From keeping valuables out of your rental car to practicing beach safety, you need to stay safe on your Hawaiian trip. Here are some tips to follow while on vacation…

How to Make the Most out of your Hawaiian Vacation

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So your vacation to Hawaii is booked. Now you can relax, right? Wrong! Just because you made your hotel and plane reservations doesn’t mean you’re ready to go. There is so much more that goes into planning the details of a Hawaiian vacation. Approach your planning like a job — a fun job with an…

Take a Hike on Hawaiiloa Ridge Trail

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One of the pure joys of Oahu is the Hawaiiloa Ridge Trail, nestled in greenery and flanked by mountains. This is one of the roads less traveled on Oahu, compared with over-used and popular trails like Maunawili Falls Trail. Part of the charm of Hawaiiloa is that it’s a gated community that only permits 10…

Rare WWII Bomber on Display at Pearl Harbor

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Image Source: http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/060515-F-1234S-018.jpg It’s a ghost story with a real history: more than 70 years in fact. The Swamp Ghost is a rare WWII bomber that hasn’t had a home until now. Lost for decades, Swamp Ghost now has a spectacular story to tell, and visitors to Pearl Harbor in Oahu can hear all about…