Big Island of Hawaii

| Greening With Pele| Come to the volcano, home to the Polynesian god Pele. Mark Twain, on first seeing the fire and majesty of Kilauea—the world’s most active volcano, on Hawaii‘s Big Island—enthused, “Here was room for the imagination to work!” Today there is even more reason to be awed by the daily spectacle that is Hawaii Volcanoes National […]

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| Big Island Grown | Merriman’s is celebrating its 22nd year as a temple of Aloha Gastronomy on Hawaii‘s Big Island. Chef/owner Peter Merriman, a James Beard Award winner, is the godfather of Hawaii grown. You see it the moment you walk into his Waimea flagship restaurant. Adorning the walls of his quietly elegant dining room are […]

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| Greening in Paradise | Want a Big Island paradise of green? Lush and tranquil? A place to feel Hawaii’s peaceful spirit? Go to the Hamakua Coast. It begins north of Hilo, on the island’s east side, lazing northward through tangly jungle, fruitful farm and ranch lands, past sleepy towns to mythic Waipi`o Valley, the […]

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| The Resort Alternative | This is the Big Island of Hawaii most of us yearn for. The western, leeward side: the famous Kona Coast. Best beaches. Best weather. And how about those coffee beans? They cup such a hang-loose brew they are prized around the world. The nexus of this kind of paradise is the town of Kailua-Kona, which gets crazy busy … by […]

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| Big, Big Green | Resorts are the cruise ships that don’t budge an inch, and in places like Hawaii, these big guys still rule. It’s easy to see why… for families who want lots to do without leaving the property, for meetings and events and big fat weddings, and often because they simply have […]

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| Meet Mr. Delicious | On the Big Island of Hawaii, the fiery, lava-spitting Big Kahunas of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park draw awe-struck visitors from around the world. Only a mile from the park, in mystical Volcano Village, there awaits another unstoppable force of nature. His name is Ira Ono. That’s what he calls himself […]

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| Shopping In Paradise | No green travel is truly complete without a visit, up close and personal, to the tender greens, vibrant veggies, and luscious fruits that define the local food scene. Even if you’re not cooking on your journey, you’ll meet these same beauties again on the plates of the best green restaurants. […]

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