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 November 6, 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 ...
Hawaii Island’s Most Endangered Bird: The Palila

Hawaii Island’s Most Endangered Bird: The Palila

Last Updated on March 7, 2022 by Angus. Photo credit: Judd Patterson via birdsinfocus.com The palila is one of the largest living Hawaiian honeycreepers and one of the rarest. At one time these colorful birds lived on Oahʻu and Kauaʻi but amazingly they are now only found on very small area of land on the READ MORE ...
The Kukui Nut Tree: The State Tree of Hawaii

The Kukui Nut Tree: The State Tree of Hawaii

Last Updated on February 6, 2022 by Angus. Can you identify the state tree of Hawaii? Hint: it’s not a palm tree. It’s the Kukui Nut Tree. This tree is widespread throughout the Hawaiian Islands and plays an important part in Hawaiian culture and mythology. The Kukui nut has a wide variety of uses including READ MORE ...
Visit Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau Place of Refuge

Visit Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau Place of Refuge

Last Updated on January 30, 2022 by Angus. Hale O Keawe. Photo credit: Lovebigisland.com Find out what makes Pu’uhonua o Honaunau such a special site on the Big Island of Hawaii. From history to architecture, this is a must-see attraction! 1. Royal grounds In ancient Hawaiʻi the Royal Grounds were considered the center of power. READ MORE ...
Dark Chocolate Cherry Muffins

Dark Chocolate Cherry Muffins

Last Updated on December 23, 2021 by Angus. Dark chocolate and dried cherry muffins made with a healthy serving of oats, peanut butter, and yogurt! Perfect for the holidays, these muffins are made with canola oil and a reduced amount of sugar. A generous amount of Greek yoghurt also gives them a unique flavor.  Get READ MORE ...
Microwave Rocky Road Fudge

Microwave Rocky Road Fudge

Last Updated on December 22, 2021 by Angus. Delicious chocolate fudge packed with peanuts and marshmallows to make a chewy, crunchy, salty & sweet Rocky Road Fudge! This recipe is quick and super easy to make in the microwave. Get the recipe Ingredients • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips• 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk• 1/4 READ MORE ...