Tag Archive: Hawaii Big Island Trailblazer

The Big Island’s “First Beginnings” are still a Mystery

On the most eastern land in the Hawaiian archipelago, Cape Kumukahi (“First Beginnings” in Hawaiian) are clues left by people who pre-dated the earliest Polynesians in the second century. Small stone monuments found… Continue reading

Big Island ziplining

Ziplines have sprung up all over Hawaii, but few if any can match the startling scenery of this one operated by Big Island Eco Adventures, which crosses the jungled stream gulch in breathtaking… Continue reading

Wandering the Big Island Beach Parks

<br Intermittent rain showers along the Big Island coast today. Parking lots practically empty at the Hilo Beach Parks. A moment of stillness recorded.

Postcard from Kalopa

Today the rain pelted the Kalopa State Park forest. Photos taken on the Robusta and Perimeter trails. Slip-slidin’ away over downed branches and fern fronds. An enlivening and invigorating experience. Plants happy.

Hawaii for Christmas with the Trailblazers

For the hiker, stroller, surfer, kayker, biker, snorkeler, sun worshipper, armchair traveler, or lover of all things Hawaiian on your list. These books exude “aloha” and are designed for families and independent travelers.… Continue reading

Cruising the Big Island’s Hamakua Coast

The northeast quadrant of the Big Island (north of Hilo, south of Waipio Valley) is as lush as any coastline in Hawaii. You can drive some 40 miles, hitting well-known attractions like Hawaii… Continue reading

Lapakahi, Big Island: same as it ever was

Hawaii is dotted with many archeological sites reflecting the traditions of the seagoing Polynesians that date back 2,000 years or more. Get beyond the tiki torches and umbrella swizzle sticks of resort areas… Continue reading

Big Island Photo of the Day

Thanks to a 1960 eruption by the volcano goddess Pele, which altered underground springs, visitors can take a warm dip at Ahalanui County Park on the remote Puna Coast east of Hilo. Until… Continue reading