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May 15, 2016

Snow At The Beach!

Snow at Magic Sands BeachIt seems there's always something fun going on at Magic Sands Beach. You never know when someone might show up with a truckload of snow from the top of Mauna Kea to delight the keiki!

We enjoy hanging out at Magic Sands Beach (or Disappearing Sands if you prefer) pretty much any time of year, with or without snow! This is my favorite beach close to downtown Kailua-Kona, a good place to swim or just relax in the sand.

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May 10, 2016

Mauna Loa Volcano

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Volcano is the world’s largest active volcano, erupting on average once every 5-6 years. It is the most massive mountain on earth.

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May 04, 2016

Big Island Chocolate Festival

Big Island Chocolate FestivalJoin the delicious fun at the 2016 Big Island Chocolate Festival! This year's theme is “Lavalicious-A Chocolate Salute to the 100th Birthday of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park”. Headquartered at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, the festival runs from Friday, May 13 through Saturday, May 14 and includes a tour the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, cacao farm workshops, chocolate culinary demonstrations, live entertainment and more. It's sure to be a fun, tasty and entertaining weekend! Follow the link below for tickets and information.

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May 04, 2016

Best Hilo Beach Parks

The best Hilo beach parks run south along Kalanianaole Street in Hilo. These oceanfront parks are great for swimming, tidepooling, and picnics.

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May 03, 2016

Mauna Kea Observatory atop Mauna Kea Volcano

The Mauna Kea Observatory is ideally situated for the study of deep space, atop the tallest mountain in the world and miles from artificial light.

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Apr 23, 2016

Finding A Private Beach

Makalawena BeachI love mornings, when everything is fresh and crisp and bright. And I love private beaches. Hard to find anymore! One sure way to virtually guarantee a private beach experience is to head out to one of my favorite secluded spots, Makalawena Beach, in the early morning. I mean early morning, when the day is just beginning. Not only is it cooler crossing the barren landscape of a'a lava, but if you start early enough, you may just enjoy the peace and quiet of one of the Big Island's top beaches all to yourself! Soft white sand, brilliant blue ocean, stunning views, warm sun, a cool breeze...perfect!

Apr 18, 2016

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay is the only resort hotel south of the Kohala Coast. Come experience the rich history of Keauhou Bay.

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Mar 29, 2016

Experiential Education on Hawaii Island

Experiential education is learning by doing. Come experience the extraordinary Big Island. Teen adventure tours, Hawaii summer camps, student travel.

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Mar 29, 2016

Hilo Farmers Market

The Hilo Farmers Market is one of the top markets in Hawaii, featuring fresh, local, organic fruits and vegetables, tropical flowers & local crafts.

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Mar 24, 2016

Kaumana Caves Lava Tube

Kaumana Caves is an extensive network of lava tubes near Hilo, the result of an 1880-81 eruption of Mauna Loa Volcano.

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Sep 23, 2015

Hawaii Student Travel and Teen Adventure Tours

The top student travel, teen tours and Hawaii summer camps. Fun and educational Big Island adventures for high school students. Sign up today!

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Aug 12, 2015

Hawaii Sober Travel Adventures

Adventurers seeking a sober travel experience will appreciate the peace, serenity, extraordinary beauty and healing power of the Big Island.

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