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7 Reasons Why Hiking In Hawaii is Awesome

7 Reasons Why Hiking In Hawaii is Awesome

Posted on June 25, 2014

-by Coty Gonzales If you enjoy the outdoors, then Hawaii is an exceptional place to live. Many say that Hawaii has some of the most beautiful beaches and best waves in the world. However, if you look mauka, or towards the mountains, you’ll also notice her beautiful valleys and ridges. Comprised of volcanic rock, Hawaii’s [...]

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Growing Cacao in Hawaii

Growing Cacao in Hawaii

Posted on June 17, 2014

Did you know that Hawaii is the only place in the United States with a commercial cacao production? In the below post, chocolate lover Doreen Pendgracs shares what she learned while visiting cocoa farms and plantations around Oahu. Growing cocoa on American soil Usually, the growing of cacao (cocoa) has been limited to a belt [...]

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Big Island Babymoon: Black Sand, Volcanoes, Waterfalls

Big Island Babymoon: Black Sand, Volcanoes, Waterfalls

Posted on May 20, 2014

-by Alesandra Dubin One of the very best things about travel is seeing something you’ve never seen before. How many times in our adult lives do we really get to do that on a given day? (That’s one reason David and I have a strict no-repeating-country-stamps-in-the-same-passport policy.*) Still, the lure of a perfect beach is [...]

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Hilo Grown Tour: An Agricultural Adventure

Hilo Grown Tour: An Agricultural Adventure

Posted on May 9, 2014

-by Andi Fisher Last week I shared a little of background about Hawaii’s agritourism and the forces behind it. I had the pleasure of learning a lot about the topic from Lani Weigert when I visited Hamakua Mushrooms. For my last day in Hilo I would actually eat, drink and breathe agritourism on an agricultural adventure [...]

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Strategies for Finding the Lowest Airfare to Hawaii

Strategies for Finding the Lowest Airfare to Hawaii

Posted on April 29, 2014

-by Sheila Beal One of the most predictably unpredictable expenses of traveling to Hawaii is the cost of airfare. It’s also one of the more expensive factors in your Hawaii vacation budget. Fares fluctuate so often that it’s difficult to know when to purchase tickets. Finding the absolute lowest airfare is a mix of luck, [...]

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Meet Lani: An AgriTourism Dynamo

Meet Lani: An AgriTourism Dynamo

Posted on April 25, 2014

-by Andi Fisher “90% imported. 90% imported.” As I drove around visiting Greenwell Farms, Hamakua Mushrooms, Volcano Winery; as I had conversations with folks at hotels and looked at restaurant menus, I still found it crazy that 90% of produce to Hawaii is imported. It is crazy! Coming from California where produce – fresh and [...]

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Viewing the First Blood Moon From Hawaii

Viewing the First Blood Moon From Hawaii

Posted on April 17, 2014

- by Coty Gonzales No, Blood Moon is not the latest book in the Twilight Saga. It’s even better than that, and Hawaii residents had a front row seat earlier this week to see it firsthand. Blood Moon is the nickname given to our moon during a lunar eclipse. In fact, this Blood Moon marks [...]

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Merrie Monarch Festival – Something For Everyone

Merrie Monarch Festival – Something For Everyone

Posted on April 14, 2014

In less than a week, the highly anticipated 51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, held April 20-26, 2014, will be in full swing. Year after year, thousands of people from all over the world flock to Hilo, Hawaii for the week-long celebration famous for what is considered to be the world’s most prestigious hula competition. In [...]

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New Tauck Poll Reveals Hawaii as Ultimate Dream Destination

New Tauck Poll Reveals Hawaii as Ultimate Dream Destination

Posted on March 13, 2014

Hawaii may be America’s 50th state, but it’s number-one in the hearts of U.S. travelers as revealed in a recent poll conducted for the top luxury tour operator Tauck by Reuters/Ipsos. More than twenty percent of respondents in the poll picked Hawaii as the place they would visit if neither time or money were a [...]

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Bucket List…Check!

Bucket List…Check!

Posted on March 10, 2014

As the rest of the country freezes over, there’s no better time than now to take a trip to the perpetually warm and sunny Hawaiian Islands. Live in the moment and cross off more than one item off your bucket list this year with these only-in-Hawaii experiences: See an Active Volcano – Experience Kilauea (Hawaii [...]

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