Tip #9: History Lesson: The Big Island Is A Living Museum Artifacts of Hawaiian history are everywhere on the Big Island. It is believed that Hawaii is where the first Polynesian settlers, masters of celestial navigation, landed over 1,000 years ago in the southernmost area of Kau. Most famously, it is the birthplace of King…Read more
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Tip #10: Here today, gone tomorrow..... Unfortunately many businesses and restaurants have become victims of the economy or the tsunami. If you have fond memories of the iconic Kona Village resort with its thatched roof hales, you'll be disappointed to find that it has been closed due to damage from the tsunami. The Volcano House…Read more
Tip #4: Beware of the vog. Vog. That's not a typo -- you read it correctly.....vog.What is vog? The Big Island's dirty little secret is an unfortunate side-effect of the volcano - vog. Vog is mixture of gases, primarily sulfur dioxide, that are emitted by the continual eruption of the volcano. It appears as a…Read more
Tip #5: Kona Coffee - Get a "Vacation in a Cup!" Kona coffee is not a specific type of bean -- it is an arabica bean grown in a very small geographical area known as the "Kona Coffee Belt" at the 500 to 3,000 foot elevation on Mount Hualalai and the western slope of Mauna…Read more
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