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Top Attractions on Hawaii's Big Island

From beaches and waterfalls to historic towns and sacred sites, there's something for everyone

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Planning a Hawaii Vacation

By
Simplicio Paragas
on
11/14/13

Balmy weather, sandy beaches and a lot of aloha, but before packing sunscreen and bathing suits, first-time visitors to Hawaii need to ask themselves two preliminary questions: 1) How long will they stay?; and 2) Which island(s) will they visit?

For those on a weeklong vacation, visiting...

Hawaii's Valley of the Kings: The Waipio Valley

By
WhereTraveler
on
8/30/13

Great Hawaiian chiefs have been laid to rest in this “Valley of the Kings,” home to generations of ali‘i (royalty) and the lo‘i (taro fields) the Hawaiians tended faithfully. Framed by a black-sand beach, 2,000-foot cliffs, and waterfalls immortalized in song, Waipi‘o has a palpable mystical...

In Hawaii, the Hilo Farmers Market Keeps Food Local

By
Jeanette Foster
on
8/30/13

A shaft of yellow begins to illuminate the inky black sky as dawn hovers over the Big Island of Hawai‘i. Early, but already the small empty lot on the corner of Mamo Street and Kamehameha Avenue in downtown Hilo buzzes with activity.

Weather beaten, mud covered pickup trucks back in and...

The Chronicles of Kapa: Hawaii's Traditional Attire

By
lynn cook
on
8/30/13

“All are dead who knew how to make coverings and loincloths and skirts and adornments and all that made the wearers look dignified and proud and distinguished.” —Samuel Kamakau, Hawaiian historian, 1870

Kamakau’s strong assertion may have been true in the late...

On Hawaii's Big Island: Powerful Pele’s Playground

By
leslie lang
on
8/30/13

My grandmother used to tell me about her Hawaiian great-grandfather, who drove long-ago tourists up to the Volcano in a horse-drawn carriage.

Back in the late 1800s, the journey from Hilo took two days, with an overnight stop to rest the horses and travelers. But once they arrived, the...