Hawai'i Island

Top Pick for Guided Humpback Whale Tour

So many whales, so little time...

The humpbacks are here, and one of the quintessential ways to see them are from the port side of the Hula Kai catamaran Hawaii's Kona coastline. Starting January 16th, the Hula Kai's "Whale Watch Cruise" becomes our top pick for whale sails, and runs through March, 2009.

Train with Triathlon Experience Package at Kona Village

The majestic Kona Village Resort on the Island of Hawai'i has pitted itself as home base for a unique triathlon training experience, starting in mid-January and extending through February 1, 2009.

Hawaiian Language Classes Open To All at Waikoloa

Kudos go out to the Waikoloa Beach Resort for a new program recently started at "The Studio" in the Queens' Marketplace, whereby guest speakers offer Hawaiian language classes to interested participants.

Soak in the Culture, Creativity and Costumes of Hula at Moku O Keawe this November

It's no surprise that hula is a way of life for many here on the islands. But not many are aware of the huge presence of hula throughout Asia, California, Europe and throughout the rest of Polynesia too. This was the inspiration for the Moku O Keawe International Festival, which takes place this year (2008) from November 6 – 9 at the Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Island of Hawai'i.

Big Island Speaks to the Eco Traveler Through Technology

It's no secret that Hawai'i, much like the world's most beautiful and diverse ecosystems, has an incredibly fragile landscape. Factor in that we're North America's #1 travel destination, and the dilemma isn't hard to see: How do we keep our environment as pristine as possible (read: not trampled upon), yet continue to appeal to savvy travelers and their en masse arrivals?

Hawaii Island Guides Tout Pro Photos of Your Pvt Tour

We recently came across a rather unique tour offering based in Hilo, Hawaii, called Wild Orchid Tours. Owners Lee Michael and Renata Walczuk guide private groups around the island to in 7-passenger luxury SUVs to see black sand beaches, waterfalls and volcano activity.

Molten Lava Everywhere: Clean Up Unlikely

Who says a sensational headline doesn’t bring in readers? Gotcha. Seriously, everyone who has an interest in Hawaii, fire, volcanoes or the like has been calling with the question “What the heck is going on over there?” as of late.

Kalae'kilohana Inn: One Writer's Experience at the Edge of the World

And Why It's All Going To Be O.K. An Editorial by Publisher Brian Berusch

I am not a pessimist by nature. Yet our nation’s global position—paired with a certain book I recently read—has led me to continuously contemplate the tailspin our country might encounter in the coming years.

Big Island Coffee Places Best in Global Show

For those who haven't heard the rather electrifying news, two of our own Hawaii-grown coffee farms ranked among the world's best specialty coffees at a recent global competition.

Big Island Pairs Fine Wine + Food, Too

Maui isn't the only place pairing fantastic wine and food with picturesque settings. The Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawai'i's Kohala Coast recently hosted (former Kapalua attendee) Michael Martini of Napa Valley's Louis M.

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