Rambutan on the Big Island

Rambutan on the Big Island

Last Updated on November 1, 2023 by Angus. The Rambutan has an unusual, almost alien-like appearance, with its bright red skin and numerous red pliable spines. But this fruit hides a delicious flesh inside and is definitely one to try during your Big Island stay. Where did the rambutan come from? The rambutan is not READ MORE
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Last Updated on October 31, 2023 by Angus. Pumpkin flavored treats are comfort food this time of year. The pumpkin chocolate chip cookie bars are easy to make and perfect for Halloween, or as a treat with your morning coffee. The key is not to overwork the dough as this can change the consistency of READ MORE
Essential Big Island: Two Step snorkeling

Essential Big Island: Two Step snorkeling

Last Updated on September 27, 2023 by Angus. The Big Island has some of the best snorkeling in the state of Hawaii. Two Step is one of those places (along with nearby Kealakekua Bay). We recommend you don’t miss out on this amazing snorkeling spot. South Kona is perhaps most famous for coffee and snorkeling. READ MORE
Clem’s Banoffee Pie

Clem’s Banoffee Pie

Last Updated on September 26, 2023 by Angus. Banoffee Pie is a classic British dessert consisting of layers of caramel, banana and cream. Our variation reduces the amount of caramel and adds a layer of chocolate ganache. If you haven’t tried this pie before you’re going to love it! Caramel, banana and cream (and now READ MORE
Essential Big Island: Making the most of Mauna Kea

Essential Big Island: Making the most of Mauna Kea

Last Updated on September 4, 2023 by Angus. Essential Big Island is a series of blogs focused on sites or attractions that are a must-see for any visitor to the island. Visiting the summit of Mauna Kea is spectacular – whether you do so for the sunrise, or the sunset. We recommend the sunset! Make READ MORE
Essential Big Island: Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau Place of Refuge

Essential Big Island: Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau Place of Refuge

Last Updated on September 4, 2023 by Angus. Essential Big Island is a series of blogs focused on sites or attractions that are a must-see for any visitor to the island. Pu’uhonua o Honaunau, or Place of Refuge, is a National Historical Park of great significance to the island and to the state of Hawaii. READ MORE
Olive Oil Lemon Cake

Olive Oil Lemon Cake

Last Updated on August 21, 2023 by Angus. This amazingly simple lemon-flavored cake is made using olive oil instead of butter. The olive oil gives the cake a unique flavor and keeps the cake moist – much longer than similar cakes made with butter. It’s easy to make and perfect for any occasion.  Get the READ MORE
The Ho’oulu Farmers Market & Artisans Fair

The Ho’oulu Farmers Market & Artisans Fair

Last Updated on July 27, 2023 by Angus. Make sure you stop by one of the best arts & crafts markets on the island! The Ho’oulu Farmers Market & Artisans Fair includes a range of locally made and grown products. This farmers market located just south of Kailua-Kona has been operating for 13 years. Gail READ MORE
Hawaii’s Amazing Kukui Nut

Hawaii’s Amazing Kukui Nut

Last Updated on July 13, 2023 by Angus. The little-known state tree of Hawaii is the kukui nut tree. The tree is common throughout the Hawaiian Island chain and features prominently in Hawaiian culture and mythology. Used for medicinal purposes, Hawaii’s amazing kukui nut is also polished and turned into spectacular black leis. Where did READ MORE
Restaurant review: Menehune Restaurant

Restaurant review: Menehune Restaurant

Last Updated on July 6, 2023 by Angus. Menehune Restaurant is located on Mamalahoa Highway in South Kona, just south of Captain Cook. They serve a great variety of breakfast and lunch dishes. Open from 6am to 3pm. A handy pitstop on your journey south! We arrived for lunch early in the week and there READ MORE
Parasailing Kona

Parasailing Kona

Last Updated on June 24, 2023 by Angus. Parasailing is a fun way to get out on the water, to get above the water, and to get some amazing views of Kailua-Kona and the surrounding coastline. We give you all the details on how it works and where to book to parasail your way above READ MORE
Restaurant review: Taka Sushi Grill Chinese Cuisine

Restaurant review: Taka Sushi Grill Chinese Cuisine

Last Updated on June 23, 2023 by Angus. Taka Sushi Grill Chinese Cuisine is tucked away in the Coconut Grove Marketplace on Ali’i Drive. They serve a great selection of sushi as well as Chinese dishes. Open all day for lunch and dinner, this quiet restaurant is great for a quick lunch or a dinner READ MORE