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Volcano to Kailua-Kona… back round the other side of Big Island

Volcano to Kailua-Kona… back round the other side of Big Island

We’re half round the  Big Island, and just another three days until we return hone to very early nights and frost, and yet  we’re just been away from home a week – that’s what happens when you start a new job and move house. We better […]

Where to paddle, surf and duck-dive on the Big Island of Hawaii

Where to paddle, surf and duck-dive on the Big Island of Hawaii

Please expect this post to be short. I am a rubbish surfer but I love it. When stand-up paddling came along, it was my saving grace, but due to the lack of waves here in Brandenburg, I am still no good.  I am middle-aged, fat […]

Kailua-Kona: More than Beach Life

Kailua-Kona: More than Beach Life

It’s nearly the end of our time in Hawaii, and since we felt a bit worried we might miss our flight (and with it, two connecting flights) , we decided to spend our last day in Kailua-Kona. I had done the beachfront strip a few […]

Volcano to Kailua-Kona… back round the other side of Big Island

Volcano to Kailua-Kona… back round the other side of Big Island

We’re half round the island, and just another three days until we return hone to very early nights and frost, and yet  we’re just been away from home a week – that’s what happens when you start a new job and move house. We better […]

Big Island of Hawaii: Kona Coast to Volcano – a leisurely road trip

Big Island of Hawaii: Kona Coast to Volcano – a leisurely road trip

If you make your own itinerary, and want to go off the beaten track, a car is essential on Big Island. We had booked ours online in Germany, picked it up at the airport (and even though you are in America, a small car is […]

An Ode to Lucy’s and other money-saving tips

An Ode to Lucy’s and other money-saving tips

I wonder whether a post about a single restaurant is ever appropriate. But who cares? This is a fun blog, I write about what I loved, and if I want to swoon over a plate of refried beans, I will. If you have an appetite […]

What to expect from a VERY large US Resort

What to expect from a VERY large US Resort

Finally… after about ten years of intermittent dreaming, I am in Hawaii, on the Big Island of Hawaii, to be exact. It is the largest and one of the less densely populated islands of the Hawaii archipelago, and had it not been the corporate hospitality […]

How to travel to the other side of the World (and the US in particular)

How to travel to the other side of the World (and the US in particular)

It all started with an invitation to come to the Big Island of Hawaii in December. Hawaii? For a bad amateur surfer like me? Who used to be hooked on “Lost” and admired the stunning surroundings of that crazy show? Oh yes, please let me come.  It […]