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Versatile almond cookies

Versatile almond cookies

Last Updated on June 6, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. These almond cookies are incredibly versatile. This recipe from Jennifer Mchenry at Bake or Break allows for three distinct variations. The first is the classic almond cookie with or without an almond in the center, the second is a thumbprint cookie filled with jam, and READ MORE ...
South Kona restaurants: the 5 best places to eat in 2021

South Kona restaurants: the 5 best places to eat in 2021

Last Updated on May 27, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. Like most of the country the pandemic has caused a number of restaurants on the Big Island to close – some permanently and others just temporarily. Our up-to-date guide for summer 2021 profiles the best of what’s open again in South Kona. From Kainaliu to READ MORE ...
The Big Island’s wild cattle secret

The Big Island’s wild cattle secret

Last Updated on April 30, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. Wild cattle have a long history on the Big Island of Hawaii. They first arrived as a gift for a king but within a short time they grew to become a widespread pest. The introduction of cattle may have been the reason for the birth READ MORE ...
Sunny’s shoes: a visit from the farrier

Sunny’s shoes: a visit from the farrier

Last Updated on April 24, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. The rocky terrain in Hawaiian pastures can be tough on horseshoes due to the unforgiving volcanic rock. As a result it’s important that Sunny’s shoes are checked regularly and kept in good shape. When the shoes need attention it’s time to call in the farrier! READ MORE ...
The Big Island Cycling Experience

The Big Island Cycling Experience

Last Updated on April 11, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. Cycling the Big Island is a great way to see the island and connect with the its unique natural environment. One of the best ways to do this is with a customized biking tour of the island with Lifecycle Adventures who specialize in custom cycling READ MORE ...
The Art of Hawaiian Rock Wall Construction

The Art of Hawaiian Rock Wall Construction

Last Updated on April 11, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. Ancient Hawaiians were prolific when it came to building walls. Remains of these ancient rock walls date back to the 12th century, and can be found in places like Place of Refuge at Honaunau (Pu’uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park) as well as along highways READ MORE ...
Wind and cloud patterns on the Big Island

Wind and cloud patterns on the Big Island

Last Updated on March 6, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. Kona Coast The Big Island is dominated by a pattern of east-northeast trade winds with an average wind speed of 18 miles an hour for the majority of the year. The terrain of the Big Island, with its high mountain peaks, causes the trade winds READ MORE ...
Bees on the Big Island

Bees on the Big Island

Last Updated on February 27, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. Photo credit: hawaiimagazine.com Bees are big business on the Big Island. It’s where 90% of all hives in the Hawaiian Islands are located. Beekeeping happens year round. Between November and January there is a reduction in the available nectar but soon after January the Macadamia READ MORE ...
Humpback whales on the Big Island

Humpback whales on the Big Island

Last Updated on February 6, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. Photo credit: Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Humpback whales are magnificent creatures and seeing them for the first time makes even the most jaded traveler giddy with excitement. If you’ve booked your trip to Hawai’i during humpback whale season, make sure to pack READ MORE ...
Off the beaten track: Ho’okena Beach Park

Off the beaten track: Ho’okena Beach Park

Last Updated on February 4, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. South Kona has many hidden treasures and one of them is Ho’okena Beach Park. Tucked away at the end of a winding road through ranch land and quietly grazing horses, this hidden beach is an understated local favorite. Ho’okena Beach Park is located in South READ MORE ...
Clem’s apple and cherry pie

Clem’s apple and cherry pie

Last Updated on January 3, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. The holidays are always a great excuse to make a pie. This apple and cherry pie is super easy to make and the cherries make a nice variation on a Christmas staple. Use store-bought pastry or make your own (we prefer homemade)! Get the recipe READ MORE ...
Top 7 native birds on the Big Island

Top 7 native birds on the Big Island

Last Updated on January 3, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. Photo credit: Jack Wolford The Big Island is a great place to whip out the binoculars and get to bird watching. Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve profiled seven of our favorite Hawaiian native birds so you’ll know them when you see them. READ MORE ...