Category Archives: Hawai’i

Big Island Bees

After visiting the cocoa farm and coffee plantation, we made our way to Big Island Bees, an apiary in Kona. It was very different from the first two visits because this time the product was being harvested from living animals, … Continue reading

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Hilo Farmers Market

     The Hilo Farmer’s Market was a beautiful market full of color.  There was a variety of fruits and some vegetables. Avocados were the size of softballs and bananas half the size of normal bananas.  In order to understand … Continue reading

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Mokuaikaua Church

Our first Sunday on the Big Island we had the opportunity to attend a local church. We attended Mokuaikaua Church. Something interesting behind the meaning of the word Mokuaikaua is that it means “district acquired by war” in the Hawaiian … Continue reading

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Place of Refuge: Snorkeling and Swimming with Dolphins! Holllaaaa

On January 17th our Ohana (family) took a trip to the Place of Refuge, a National Historic  Park of Hawaii and a well known snorkeling spot. Because the surf was up, the waves were extremely strong and the sand was … Continue reading

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Chocolate Factory and Coffee Plantation

Last Friday (the 17th), our group got the opportunity to tour The Original Hawaiian Chocolate factory in Kona, as well as a Greenwell Farms coffee plantation. The chocolate ‘factory’ was really more a of a medium-sized shed, complete with a … Continue reading

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Horse Riding through the Grassy Knoll

After a delicious lunch, we headed to Kahua Ranch. Upon arrival we were instructed on the proper way to ride a horse. Our group had a few semi experienced riders. However, many of us had little experience with riding such … Continue reading

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First Days in Hawaii

Getting to Hawaii was quite the adventure! Even though we spent a night in Chicago and LA we eventually made it to the big island! The warm dense air was Hawaii’s way of saying aloha. After getting our rental vehicles … Continue reading

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