Visit the Painted Church in South Kona, Hawaii

Visit the Painted Church in South Kona, Hawaii

Last Updated on November 30, 2022 by Angus. The St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church in South Kona is worth a visit if you’re in the area. Located not far from Two Step, the church is famous for its detailed frescos dating back to the turn of the 20th century. History The church itself was built READ MORE ...
Restaurant review: Izakaya Shiono

Restaurant review: Izakaya Shiono

Last Updated on October 31, 2022 by Angus. Izakaya Shiono is a sushi and Japanese resturarant, serving fresh fish dishes with locally sourced fish, all prepared by experienced Japanese chefs. We arrived on a weekday in the early afternoon. The restaurant was about half-full and we didn’t have to wait long for a table. Izakaya READ MORE ...
French Apple Custard Cake

French Apple Custard Cake

Last Updated on October 31, 2022 by Angus. This apple custard cake is perfect for autumn. The cake itself has a smooth consistency – filled with sliced apples, spiked with brandy (or rum), and with a hint of vanilla and cinnamon. It’s the perfect breakfast treat with morning coffee because it isn’t too sweet. Get READ MORE ...
Restaurant review: Teshima’s Restaurant

Restaurant review: Teshima’s Restaurant

Last Updated on October 1, 2022 by Angus. Teshima’s Restaurant has become a firm favorite among locals and tourists on the Kona Coast. Located in Kainaliu, just south of Kona, they serve a mix of simple Japanese and Hawaiian cuisine. We stopped in for lunch, early on a weekday. We arrived at Teshima’s on Monday READ MORE ...
Visiting Green Sand Beach Hawaii (Papakōlea)

Visiting Green Sand Beach Hawaii (Papakōlea)

Last Updated on September 26, 2022 by Angus. Green Sand Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii is one of the most unique beaches in the world, in one of the most isolated places in the world. Access to the beach isn’t easy and we explore the best ways to get there. Kau District Green READ MORE ...
Safe sunscreens for Hawaii: 5 zinc oxide & reef-safe sunscreens from worst to best

Safe sunscreens for Hawaii: 5 zinc oxide & reef-safe sunscreens from worst to best

Last Updated on October 4, 2022 by Angus. I tested a number of mineral zinc oxide sunscreens in order to find out what works the best, doesn’t leave a thick white residue, is easy to apply, and most importantly is good for the environment. I tested 5 different sunscreens and rated and reviewed these from READ MORE ...
Fresh Mango Cake

Fresh Mango Cake

Last Updated on August 12, 2022 by Angus. It’s mango season on the Big Island, and what better use of mangos than for making a cake! This recipe for fresh mango cake has been adapted from Ina Garten’s peach cake recipe. Fresh mangos make a great filling for a cake but if you can’t get READ MORE ...
Reef-safe sunscreen in Hawaii and why it matters

Reef-safe sunscreen in Hawaii and why it matters

Last Updated on October 4, 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 ...