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Big Island Big Adventure

Big Island Big Adventure

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As the jet makes its arching descent across Hilo Bay on the Big Island of Hawai’i, we’re mesmerized by the tropical tableau below – translucent blue water fringed with green rolling hills. The couple across the aisle compares the scenery to Ireland. But when my husband and I step off the plane the floral fragrances […]

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Hawaii Adventures – Night Snorkel with the Manta Rays

Hawaii Adventures – Night Snorkel with the Manta Rays

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Night Snorkel with the Manta Rays Travel Channel says it’s one of the Top 10 things to do in your lifetime Snorkeling at night to look for Manta Rays is advertised as one of Kona’s most unique adventures, so we signed up. Just before sunset we were outfitted with “shortie” wetsuits and snorkel gear and […]

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Hawaii Five Adventures – Waterfalls on the Big Island

Hawaii Five Adventures – Waterfalls on the Big Island

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After we’ve wandered around the gardens at the Palm Cliff House outside Hilo, we lace up our walking shoes and head ¼ mile up the road, past an unhurried farmer on his tractor and pull into the parking lot at Akaka Falls State Park. We slow our pace on a paved circular trail to scrutinize  […]

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