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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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Living in Hawaii: Your Insider’s Guide to Moving to Paradise

Have you ever found yourself sitting at the airport at the end of your vacation with a pit in your stomach? Maybe you even searched your brain for rational reasons to skip your flight home? Or tried desperately to figure out a way to stay?  If so, you’ve experienced the same feelings many people have after a trip to Hawaii.   However, while some only dream of making the move to paradise, others make it happen. In 2019, 49,708 U.S. residents relocated to the Aloha State. If you want to join them, we’ve put together this Insider’s Guide to moving to Hawaii. Whether you want to establish your home on Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, or Kauai, we’ll offer you the tips and […]

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Your Guide to the 7 Best Beaches in Hilo

While Hilo is typically known for verdant and lush botanical gardens, there are plenty of beaches to explore too. So get ready to enjoy snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, beachcombing, a day out with family, and even some small-scale cliff diving! Below, you’ll find our guide to the top seven beaches on the Hilo side of Hawaii’s Big Island. Note: Lifeguard schedules are subject to change. Check the Hawaii Ocean Safety website for the most recent info on lifeguarded beaches in Hawaii. #1: Moku Ola / Coconut Island Facilities: Restrooms and showers Lifeguards: None You’ll find this little island right in Hilo Bay, just north of […]

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Top 10 Things to Do, Attractions and Activities in Hilo

On the eastern side of the Big Island, you’ll find Hilo, the Hawaii County seat of government. It’s one of the biggest population centers in the state. The town lays claim to an estimated over 43,000 residents, putting it in Hawaii’s top 5. Hilo also hosts a number of attractions and activities to enjoy during your leisure time on the Orchid Isle. In this article, we’ll run down our top 10 list of things to do in and near Hilo. Enjoy the island’s natural beauty, explore its history, admire the work of its artists, and taste the bounty of the aina (land). Let’s dive into […]

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Top 8 Things to Do, Attractions and Activities in Honolulu

The island of Oahu welcomed over six-million visitors in 2019, and many of them flocked to Honolulu. It’s the state capital and main hub of commerce, government, and activity on the island. As a result, both tourists and residents can be found heading to Honolulu.  If you’re looking for the best things to do in Honolulu, look no further. We’ve compiled our 8 favorite activities to enjoy “In Town” as the city is often referred to on the island. Whether you’re a visitor, planning a move, or a current Hawaii resident, we’re sure you’ll find something to love.  #1: Explore Hawaii’s Military History   Nearly 39,000 members […]

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