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A Beginner's Kona Guide

by BrianBerusch January - last edited May

A Beginner's Guide to Hawaii IslandIt is with very good reason that Hawaii Island—sometimes referred to as “The Big Island” by locals—earned its nickname. At more than 4,000 square miles, the other inhabited land masses of Hawaii pale in size comparison. With more land mass comes more diverse geography than any other isle—it’s been said that nine of the world’s 12 climate zones can be found somewhere here. 

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Green Hawaii | The Koa Trees of Hawaii IslandOn the slopes of Mauna Kea, home of the State of Hawaii’s tallest point (4,000 meters), an outfit is replanting more than a thousand stripped acres with indigenous trees. In a land where locals ask that you take nothing (only photographs) and leave nothing (except footprints), you can spend a day planting a tree of your own.

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Spending Time on the Water in Kauai

by BrianBerusch January - last edited January

Spending Time on the Water in KauaiThere may be some validity to the notion that since the interior of Kauai is mostly unreachable, so many Kauai visitors and residents spend a lot of time on the water. Could the tides on Kauai be so strong that they literally pull people into the surf? You’d think so—although we’ll leave that to the physicists. 

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Big Wave Riders: Maui Watersports and WatermenIt's unlikely that anyone would dispute the fact that the world’s top watermen hail from Hawaii. They may not all have been born here; but the waves, reef and wind here have certainly shaped and hardened them.

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Swimming with sharks in HawaiiAlthough most visitors to Hawaii—especially those who enjoy swimming, surfing and snorkelling—prefer not to see (or think about) toothy predators while frolicking in the sea, there are those who feel otherwise. Shark cage dive experiences exploded on Oahu a few years ago, in part thanks to Ocean Ramsey. Read our interview with her below.

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Hawaii Island Activities | Nighttime on the Water in HawaiiMadame Pele—the Hawaiian goddess of fire, lightning, wind and volcanoes—hopefully gets a healthy check from the Hawaii Island tourism folks every month. For just over three decades she has commanded Kilauea volcano to spew out molten lava – making it one of the longest continuously active volcanoes known to man.

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