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Headed to Hawaii? Enjoy These Things to Do on the Big Island’s Kona Side

There’s a reason they call it the Big Island. As largest island, Hawaii clocks in at a whopping 4,028 square miles. (It’s almost as big as Connecticut, which measures 4,842 mi2!) In fact, the Big Island has more land area than all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined.i   Considering the Big Island’s substantial size, visitors sometimes decide to focus their time in one area, such as the Kona side. Of course, if you’re lucky enough to move to the Big Island, you’ll have as much time as you like to explore!  If you’re spending your time on the Kona (or western) side of the island, you’ll find it hotter, drier, and sunnier than the Hilo (eastern) side. As a result, there are a several activities […]

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Fun Activities to Do in Maui

Updated 8/9/2021 With 727 square miles of land, ~120 miles of coastline, 80+ beaches, and two (now-dormant) volcanoes that made it the island it is today there are countless ways to enjoy your time on Maui. Whether you’re a visitor, a new arrival, or a long-time resident, you’ll find something for everyone on our list of attractions, activities, and things to do on Maui. Let’s start with one of the features that calls people to Maui time and time again—that gorgeous blue Pacific water and all the wonders that lie underneath.  1. Grab Your Gear and Go Snorkeling  The perfect snorkel spot is always up for debate, and it’s a distinction […]

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8 Things You Should Know Before Moving to Honolulu

Are you moving to Honolulu? If you’re considering the Crossroads of the Pacific, you must love being near the center of the action. After all, if Hawaii had a “big city,” this would be it.   Honolulu has been the capital of Hawaii since 1850, after King Kamehameha III moved his royal court from Lahaina, Maui. By that point in the island’s history, Honolulu, which means “sheltered bay, had become a bustling hub of activity, with many ships using it as a way station on trips between North America and Asia.   Today, Honolulu is still one of the busiest areas in all of the […]

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