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 September 20, 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 ...
Chocolate brownie pecan tart

Chocolate brownie pecan tart

Last Updated on November 30, 2020 by Horizon Guest House. Chocolate brownies are the best, so why not turn them into a fabulous tart! One of the best things about this easy recipe is the homemade pastry crust. Don’t worry if you’ve never made pastry before, it’s a straight-forward recipe and easy to make (and READ MORE ...
Easy to make cinnamon & raisin bagels

Easy to make cinnamon & raisin bagels

Last Updated on November 20, 2020 by Horizon Guest House. This is our very own hybrid bagel recipe. A combination of what we’ve found works best and results in the most delicious, chewy bagels. Bagels have a reputation for being time-consuming and difficult for beginners. We disagree! This easy to make recipe for cinnamon and READ MORE ...
Discover the amazing Akatsuka Orchid Gardens

Discover the amazing Akatsuka Orchid Gardens

Last Updated on November 6, 2020 by Horizon Guest House. If the Big Island is the orchid isle then Hilo is the capital of the everything orchid. Just outside Hilo is the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, a great place to view an amazing variety of spectacular orchids. Whether you’re an orchid aficionado, a part-time gardener, or READ MORE ...
Making Paul Hollywood’s rainbow bagels

Making Paul Hollywood’s rainbow bagels

Last Updated on November 6, 2020 by Horizon Guest House. The British Baking Show (aka The Great British Bake Off) is on constant rotation here at Horizon Guest House. In one of the TV show’s latest episodes the contestants were asked to bake rainbow-colored bagels for their technical challenge. This recipe is a little more READ MORE ...