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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

So, why visit the Big Island of Hawaii?  OK, it’s in Hawaii and a super place to vacation (that’s the obvious), but it also has an awesome active volcano that has been pushing out bright red lava for many years. The Volcanos National Park is the biggest tourist destination in the islands and the most visited active…

Big Island Eats

Suisan Fish Market Hilo, Hawaii Poke shops are popping up left and right over on the west coast, but here in Hawaii, we have been enjoying this delicacy for years. For those of you who don’t know, Poke is a raw fish salad served as an appetizer and sometimes as a main course in Hawaiian…

Big Island Markets

Hilo Farmers Market Saturdays and Wednesdays  This is one of the biggest outdoor markets on the Island. Saturdays and Wednesdays are busy and bustling in downtown Hilo. The market occupies two sides of the street, one side is local produce, honey, cheese and other food vendors. This is where you can find all kinds of…

Experience the Best Big Island Beaches

Grab your sunglasses and sunscreen, because here are some of the top Big Island Beaches on Hawaii Island.  Richardson Beach Park This east side beach is a great mix of black sand and smooth lava rocks. It is a perfect place to spot some Hawaiian Sea turtles, or ‘Honu’ in Hawaiian. These animals love to…

Historic Honomu Town

You will feel as if you are stepping back in time when you explore the unique and historic town of Honomu. Honomu was once a bustling sugar cane plantation town, with a gas station, bar and two theaters! But, since the closing of the sugar cane plantations, this town has slowly turned into a unique…

Things to Do Near Hilo on Big Island

There are so many must-see places and must-do activities on Big Island. It can be a little overwhelming to decide what you want to do if you don’t narrow down activities based on your location. The Hilo-Hamakua Coast encompasses Akaka Falls, Hamakua Coast Scenic Drive, Rainbow Falls, and so much more. There are many outdoor…