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Hawaii. The Big Island

Hawaii. The Big Island

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    As the jet makes its arching descent across Hilo Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii, 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 Five Adventures – Hilo’s Open-Air Market

Hawaii Five Adventures – Hilo’s Open-Air Market

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Among the Best Open-Air Markets in the West www.bigisland.org Hilo blossomed from a village centered around the mission church to a boom town when sugar production flourished. Businesses came and went – whaling, coffee farms, sugar plantations, the occasional cruise ship and a budding tourist industry. Modern Hilo has a current population of forty-thousand- but […]

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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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Hawaii Five O:  Plantation-Style Inn

Hawaii Five O: Plantation-Style Inn

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Exotic birds soar from palm to palm as we wind our way down the drive to the Palm Cliff House, a luxury inn located 14 miles from Hilo. Perched on the cliff’s edge 100’ above crashing surf, the plantation-style house is nestled within verdant acres of its own tranquil estate. Every room has views of […]

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Hawaii Five O -5 Outstanding Adventures on the Big Island of Hawaii

Hawaii Five O -5 Outstanding Adventures on the Big Island of Hawaii

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If you think Hawaii is only about resorts, pools and beaches, think again. The Big Island of Hawaii has so many active adventures outside the gates of the resort. You can hike to waterfalls, bike volcanoes, paddle with dolphins, and snorkel with Manta Rays. www.bigisland.org To get a feel for the rich diversity of the […]

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