‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai’i


The word ‘Imiloa’ means “exploration driven by a sense of wonder and imagination” and that’s exactly the mission at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai’i. Their goal is to share Hawaiian culture and science to inspire exploration. I know an Astronomy Center sounds kind of boring but this place is everything but. It opened six years […]

Driving from Hilo to Kona


On the two hour drive from Hilo to Kona we made a few stops that you’d probably want to as well. Akaka Falls State Park. It’s home to the Hawaiian Island’s most famous waterfall, the 442-foot Akaka Falls which is breathtaking. There’s also the 100-foot Kahuna Falls (FYI: They now charge $5 to enter the […]

Lava Tube at Kaumana Caves


Hawaii Forest & Trail’s The Big Island Tourism Board hooked us up with Hawaii Forest & Trails. They are an amazing tour company that has been around for 18 years. They are huge in protecting the environment and have access like none of the others. I took two of their tours and they all included […]

My Trip to the Big Island of Hawaii


Aloha! I recently returned from a week in Hawaii and created a bunch of individual posts.

Wilson’s by the Bay — Shave Ice — Hilo, Hawaii


The best shave ice or “ice shave” as they call it in Hilo town is from Wilson’s by the Bay. They don’t have a website but you can see the prices and flavors from one of the pictures I took below. I had a regular shave ice with watermelon, lychee and lilikoi for $3.50 and […]

Hilo Farmers Market


The Hilo Farmers Market is definitely one of my favorite things to do on the Big Island – where else can you buy exotic fruits like Rambutans in the United States? It’s located in historic downtown Hilo at the corner of Mamo Street and Kamehameha Avenue and is open all year round. Wednesday and Saturday’s […]

Ken’s House of Pancakes in Hilo, Hawaii


I just returned from Ken’s for breakfast in Hilo, Hawaii. It’s an old school diner open 24 hours that is popular with both tourists and locals. The trick is to get there early. Yesterday, the line was out the door at 9am. Today at 7am, there wasn’t a wait. The menu is massive so you […]