As previously mentioned, our stay on the Big Island was split by spending a couple of nights in Kona and then packing up to head to the eastern side of the island to Hilo. Actually we didn’t quite make it to Hilo, as we opted to spend the night closer to the volcano and stayed … Continue reading Room With A Rainforest View
If you ever find yourself in Hawaii and the opportunity presents itself, I would highly recommend taking a helicopter ride. And I don’t say this lightly. I’m not the type of person who takes helicopter rides whenever the fancy strikes (and theoretically I could, since I live in NYC and the helicopter tour people love … Continue reading Flying High!
The picturesque town of Hilo has been hit by three major tsunamis in the last century. With no warning system and the largest wave, the first tsunami hit in 1946 and was the most deadly. The second hit in 1960 with a 35 foot wave, stopping the town clock at the time it was hit … Continue reading The Tsunami Clock of Doom
I don’t know about you, but when I think of the location of the Hawaiian Islands I tend to think of it as smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Ocean due west of California. However, it is actually a little bit further south than “due west of California.” Okay, quite a bit south … Continue reading A Little Geography Lesson
Let me start out this post with a bit of house keeping: Yes, I’m technically late with this posting….although I will argue that it’s still Saturday in Hawaii and since this post is about Hawaii, I’m using that as my justification for the lateness. When writing don’t forget to click save/update frequently, lest you walk … Continue reading The Pilgrimage to (Coffee) Mecca
I have been to a lot of airports in my life, but thus far, have never experienced any quite so open as the ones in Hawaii. Literally. I haven’t really traveled much in the tropics, so perhaps all airports in the tropical places of the world are like this? Certainly no airports that I’ve been … Continue reading Fresh Open Air…Port?