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Hawaii Island: Hilo and the Hamakua CoastThere are travellers the world over that live to discover hidden, off the radar destinations. And those travellers fall in love with the sleepy harbour town of Hilo, on Hawaii Island. Take a look at our guide to Hilo, for the area’s must-see spots.

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Big Game Fishing on Hawaii Island

by BrianBerusch January - last edited Tuesday

Fishing on Hawaii Island | The Hawaiian International Billfish TournamentEvery August, when the gentle but persistent trade winds calm considerably, and the Hawaiian heat index rises just a few points higher than the rest of the year, the most enthusiastic big game fishermen descend upon Kailua-Kona town on Hawaii Island. 

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A Beginner's Kona Guide

by BrianBerusch January - last edited Tuesday

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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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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Kona Coffee: Hawaii's Best Plantations and Coffee ShopsThe Hawaiian Islands are the only place in North America where coffee grows. Plantation workers more than a hundred years ago planted trees, and now an entire industry and culture exists, all paying homage to the bean that keeps hundreds of millions awake at their desks, worldwide. 

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