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The Big Island – All Four Seasons in One Day!

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People often wonder what the weather is like in Hawai’i.  “Is it cold?”, “Does it snow there?”, “Is it warm all year long?”.  Well, the answers can vary depending on what part(s) of our island you are going to be visiting.  Most visitors don’t know that when you travel around the BIG Island, you need…

Top 10 Ironman facts you need to know

Today the streets are lined with freakish athletes mounted on Trek bicycles and gliding down the Queen K highway dripping buckets of sweat. Super light hat?  Check. Bikini-style skin-tight running gear?  Check. Super squishy lightweight sneakers?  Check. A desire to do the superhuman?  Absolutely. These are Ironmen!  The toughest of the tough.  The craziest of…

5 Best Outdoor Seating Restaurants in Kona

You’re in Paradise!  Now it’s time to celebrate!  What better way to kick off your vacation than with a mimosa at Lava Java or an ice-cold Big Wave Kona Beer at Huggo’s?  Here are 5 of my favorite outdoor restaurants in Kona.  Now, as a disclaimer, these are my favorite OUTDOOR places to eat.  Please…

“Burning Hot Magma” Or is it Lava?

Red Sky and Volcano

I’m often asked about whether we will see lava while on tour.  Of course we see hard, rocky, braided lava everywhere on the Big Island – it’s kind of our trademark.  Maybe the question should be, “Are we going to see flowing lava?”  or better yet, “Are we going to see red hot molten lava…

Do we get to see lava at Kilauea Volcano?

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Often I hear guests, potential customers, and those who have never been to the Big Island ask, “Do you see lava at Kilauea Volcano?”  Great question!  For a long time, before even seeing Kilauea Volcano for the first time, I wondered the same thing. When we think of volcanoes, we often think of that grade…