Reef-safe sunscreen in Hawaii and why it matters

Reef-safe sunscreen in Hawaii and why it matters

Last Updated on July 31, 2022 by Angus. Kealakekua Bay. Photo credit: dolphin discoveries.com Ingredients in sunscreen having been doing damage to the coral reefs in Hawaii for years. These chemicals cause damage to the DNA of the coral, resulting in deformities, bleaching and sometimes even the death of the coral itself. What’s in the READ MORE ...
Restaurant review: Black Rock Pizza

Restaurant review: Black Rock Pizza

Last Updated on July 31, 2022 by Angus. Black Rock Pizza has become a favorite with locals and tourists. Located in the center of Captain Cook they make a large array of delicious pizzas and tasty salads, plus they have local beer on tap. We stopped by for an early dinner. We arrived at Black READ MORE ...
Easy to make Ginger Banana Bread

Easy to make Ginger Banana Bread

Last Updated on July 2, 2022 by Angus. This recipe for ginger banana bread is packed full of amazing ginger flavor. By using three types of ginger, and a dash of cranberries, this banana bread makes a great snack. Get the recipe Ingredients Bananas – approximately 1-2 pounds or 6-10 ripe bananas Dry ingredients 4 READ MORE ...
Horizon’s LEGO Star Wars Collection: Ewok Village 10236

Horizon’s LEGO Star Wars Collection: Ewok Village 10236

Last Updated on July 2, 2022 by Angus. The LEGO Ewok Village is a large set with a huge number of minifigures and some unique design elements. I took the display a step further by modifying it with LED lighting, a forest backdrop, and also added a forest floor using additional LEGO pieces. The Ewok Village READ MORE ...
The Big Island from the air: helicopter and fixed-wing tours

The Big Island from the air: helicopter and fixed-wing tours

Last Updated on July 2, 2022 by Angus. Photo credit: volcanotours.com What could be better than seeing the Big Island from the air! There are a number of options when it comes to helicopter and fixed-wing tours of the island. Book a tour and get a better idea of the natural landscapes on the island, READ MORE ...
What to do in South Kona: Our top 5 attractions

What to do in South Kona: Our top 5 attractions

Last Updated on June 12, 2022 by Angus. South Kona has a charm of its own. We’ve compiled a list of our top 5 attractions so you can find out what makes this part of the island so special! Kainaliu Town. Photo credit: West Hawaii Today South Kona is famous for its coffee plantations, spectacular READ MORE ...
Restaurant review: Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill

Restaurant review: Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill

Last Updated on June 11, 2022 by Angus. Umekes restaurant has become a Kona favorite with locals and tourists. Their menu is a mix of traditional Hawaiian cuisine made with the best in local ingredients – with their own special twist. We arrived at Umekes for lunch at 1pm on an overcast Wednesday and the READ MORE ...
Horizon’s LEGO Star Wars Collection: Millennium Falcon 75192

Horizon’s LEGO Star Wars Collection: Millennium Falcon 75192

Last Updated on June 29, 2022 by Angus. In the first of a series highlighting Horizon Guest House’s LEGO Star Wars collection, we take a look at one of the most spectacular LEGO Star Wars builds – the Millennium Falcon 75192. The LEGO Millennium Falcon is one of the largest LEGO models with 7541 pieces. READ MORE ...
Horizon Guest House: How it all began

Horizon Guest House: How it all began

Last Updated on May 10, 2022 by Angus. c. 1997 Horizon Guest House began as a vision Clem had as to what would make the most dynamic and functional bed and breakfast. The idea was that it would be purpose built as a B&B, in which form followed function. The land in South Kona was READ MORE ...
Almond Flour Lemon Muffins

Almond Flour Lemon Muffins

Last Updated on March 25, 2022 by Angus. These almond flour lemon muffins are easy to make and delicious. The almond flour creates a soft chewy texture, while the crumbly topping adds that extra flavor hit! Get the recipe Ingredients 3 cups almond flour 3 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¾ cup white READ MORE ...
What happened to the sugar? The history of the sugar industry on the Big Island of Hawaii

What happened to the sugar? The history of the sugar industry on the Big Island of Hawaii

Last Updated on March 25, 2022 by Angus. Photo credit: hawaiilife.com Wild sugar cane still grows on the Big Island but the sugar industry was once a big part of the state’s economy, supplying sugar to the mainland and employing large numbers of people. History The first sugar mill in the state was built on READ MORE ...
Shave Ice on the Big Island of Hawaii

Shave Ice on the Big Island of Hawaii

Last Updated on March 7, 2022 by Angus. Photo credit: Hawaiian Airlines The 100% Hawaiian frozen treat has become an iconic part of life in the islands. It’s a simple recipe – super finely shaved ice, drizzled with a selection of rainbow-colored syrups. And don’t forget, it’s shave ice (no ‘d’ required)! History Shave ice READ MORE ...