Big Island, Hawaii, Travel

The Mysterious Green Flash

We sat on our lanai during our first night in Kona and I admired the beautiful coastline while listening to the hypnotizing rhythm of the ocean. Enjoying some liquid aloha, an ice cold Kona Longboard from the Kona Brewing Company, we watched as the sun danced across the cloudless western sky. It was our first visit to the Big… Continue reading The Mysterious Green Flash

Big Island, Favorites, Hawaii, Travel

A Tiki Sanctuary

Located on the southern Kona coast along Honaunau Bay (pronounced Ho-Now-Now) is a sanctuary known as Pu'uhonua o Honaunau. Say that ten times fast. 🙂 And our last-minute decision to stop by this National Park was probably one of the best last-minute decisions EVER. (I found out later that Lonely Planet Hawaii ranked this National Park as… Continue reading A Tiki Sanctuary

Big Island, Hawaii, Scuba Diving, Travel

The Dive Log: A Majestic Manta Ray Night Dive

Read Part One of my Big Island diving experience, here. When I first learned about night diving with Manta Rays the experience was instantly added to my bucket list. I don't think I even had a second thought, it was just one of those things that was supposed to be on my list all along. Of… Continue reading The Dive Log: A Majestic Manta Ray Night Dive

Big Island, Hawaii, Risky Business, Scuba Diving, Travel

The Dive Log: My First Open Water Dive in Kona

This past spring during my Open Water certification course, my instructor asked me where I wanted to dive once I was certified, and I immediately responded with an excited, "I want to dive with the manta rays off of the Big Island in Hawaii."  When the time came to make a reservation I took to… Continue reading The Dive Log: My First Open Water Dive in Kona

Big Island, Hawaii, Lodging, Travel, Travel Tips Thursday

Our Kona View

Happy Thursday! Are you ready for a Travel Tips Thursday post? One of my favorite tips involves my overall style of travel: which is laid-back and typically budget-friendly. This goes without saying, but we all know five star resorts are absolute heaven. The amenities, the beautiful grounds, the service, the food, who wouldn't want to travel to these kinds… Continue reading Our Kona View