Monthly Archives: May 2013

5 Reasons to Vacation in Hilo

Every year Hilo is visited by thousands of people who enjoy the cool climate and relaxed lifestyle.  The fusion of Polynesian and Asian cultures brings renowned festivals and music to the city and makes every dining experience unique and exciting. … Continue reading

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Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival

Imagine the sun setting over the ocean near the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.  A lone saxophone wails a long note.  The percussionist beats a snare drum, slowly building up to a crescendo.  The singer grabs the microphone and yells, “Move … Continue reading

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Aloha Hollywood

Memorial Day weekend is quickly approaching and with it the 8th annual Big Island Film Festival.  This year 54 films have been selected for screening during the festival and in the Hawaiian tradition of “Talk Story” each is a narrative … Continue reading

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5,800 Acres of Kau Land Up For Auction

A foreclosure auction for more than 5,800 acres of Kau land is scheduled to be held at noon on May 21, 2013 at the First Circuit Court Building in Honolulu.  The land includes pastures, coffee farms, coastal land, as well … Continue reading

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Big Island Trekking

Interested in exploring an ancient Hawaiian village?  How about hiking along a sea cliff?  Whether you’re a novice or an experience hiker, the Big Island has the perfect trail for you.  With terrain ranging from sea-level lava fields to the … Continue reading

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How Green is Your Thumb?

Recently, I read Hawaii County was considering a proposal to add composting to its green waste program.  At the moment they only recycle yard clippings for mulch, but if the proposal goes through they will hire an outside contractor to … Continue reading

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Gateway to Paradise

When purchasing a home the front gate is probably not the first thing on your mind.  You want to see the spectacular view from the lanai and the whirlpool bathtub in the master suite.  However, for French artist, Frederic Zimmer, … Continue reading

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Travelers’ Choice Awards 2013

Every year TripAdvisor.com asks its customers, “What is your favorite travel destination?”  The survey reveals the most popular places to visit world-wide according to the website’s over one-million customers.  This year the Big Island placed eighth in the list of … Continue reading

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Real Estate Market Perspective 2013

Wondering if now’s the time to buy a new home?  Maybe you have a property and you’re trying to decide if this spring is the right time to sell.  Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, studying the market trends … Continue reading

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