Category Archives: Island Life

A Garden of Eden in Hilo…

One of my favorite places to meander is the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden on Onomea Bay. I  head out on a sunny day and make sure that my digital camera is ready to go. Of the several trails, my favorite … Continue reading

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The most delicious chevre…

Comes from these beautiful little goats. I know where my cheese comes from…how about you? These goats are happy residents at Lava Rocks Puna Goat Cheese. Besides tasty cheese, Lava also makes amazing goat’s milk soaps. No online sales yet, … Continue reading

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Punalu’u Black Sand Beach

Getting a pedicure, the natural way… A honu sunbathing…

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Sea glass jewelry

When my sister, aka Beachgemming, asked me several years ago if any of the beaches around me had sea glass, I had absolutely no idea what she was talking about. I’m so glad she introduced me to it, because “beachgemming” … Continue reading

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Hula in Hilo

The Merrie Monarch Festival, the internationally acclaimed hula competition, is in full swing. If you’re lucky enough to have tickets, I’m jealous. Fortunately, there are plenty of free demonstrations in Hilo to satisfy my hula craving. We had a wonderful … Continue reading

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I covet a nap…

 “I want a nap.” That’s what I thought when I was looking through my friend Rob’s honeymoon pictures. Rob and Helen had never been to the Big Island, so I helped plan their honeymoon getaway. One of my favorite … Continue reading

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Along the Red Road

Some of the most breathtaking Big Island scenery is just a few miles from my home. Known as the Red Road, it hugs the coastline from Kapoho to Kalapana. There’s plenty of things to do and see along the way. … Continue reading

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Chocolate, it hurts so good

It was the most painful chocolate bar. Ever. It started off innocently enough. I was enjoying an ice cream cone at Sharkey’s Coffee in downtown Hilo a few months ago, when I saw the sign for a chocolate making class … Continue reading

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