Big Island, Hawaii Rivers and Waterfalls

June 23, 2020

  In Hawaii, where life is surrounded by and based upon water, there are many words for this life giving element, depending on what kind you might be dealing with. In ‘Ōlelo Hawaii (Hawaiian language), ‘Kahawai’ means river or stream. ‘Wailele’ is the word for waterfall. The root word ‘Wai’ denotes fresh water, while ‘Kai’…

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Trying Something New at Any Age

February 19, 2020

“The only way to get rid of the fear of doing something is to go out and do it.” — Susan Jeffers, motivational speaker, coach   Are you a creature of habit? With the demanding pace of life, it can be easy to fall into a daily routine that doesn’t have much space for the…

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Family Vacations — Just What the Doctor Ordered!

December 16, 2019

It’s too expensive. There’s so much to do around the house. Remember the tantrum at 33,000 feet? The list can go on and on. It’s easy to make excuses for why you can’t take that family vacation but it turns out that a trip with your spouse and kids are just what’s needed in this…

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Adrenaline Rush Rx

November 7, 2019

How Ziplining and Other Thrilling Activities Are Good for Your Health   “The adrenaline and stress of an adventure are better than a thousand peaceful days.”                                                          …

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Childhood, Unplugged

October 25, 2019

Spending Time Outdoors in Nature Can Benefit Children and Balance Screen Time   In the age of smartphones, screens, and tablets, children are more plugged in than ever before. According to a study by Common Sense Media as reported in Today’s Parent, in 2017, kids eight years old and under spent an average of two…

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River of Stories

August 15, 2019

  The Umauma River in Hakalau, Hawaii has waterfalls, swimming holes, and interesting history!   The Umauma River is one of many rivers that originate on the slopes of Mauna Kea Volcano and flow down through deep gulches out to the sea along the northeastern coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Characterized by countless…

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Hawai’i by Horseback

July 25, 2019

Experience the Beauty of the Hamakua Coast Paniolo Style …     Hawaii has a rich paniolo (cowboy) tradition. It started with the gift of several cattle to King Kamehameha I from Captain George Vancouver in 1794. A Kapu (law protecting them) was placed on the animals to allow the herd to grow and grow…

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Explore Hawaii’s Waterfalls

July 5, 2019

Experience The Beauty of Umauma Falls on a Waterfall Rappel and River Swim Tour   Do you LOVE waterfalls? Have you ever dreamed of exploring and swimming in hidden waterfalls in Hawaii? If you’re still reading this, we’re going to assume there’s a high chance you’re a total waterfall nerd. It’s OK, we are too.…

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Off the Beaten Path

May 28, 2019

When you close your eyes and think of Hawaii, what do you see? White sand beaches? Aquamarine waters and palm trees gently swaying in the breeze? Are you relaxed and dozing off yet? If you travel like we do, then you want something a little more EXHILARATING than the usual ‘sunning on a beach in…

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Zip Big, or Go Home

May 9, 2019

Looking for an exciting way to explore the Big Island’s natural beauty? A zipline tour is a thrilling way to experience some of Hawaii’s most pristine and breathtaking locations while flying hundreds of feet through the air over stunning river gorges, 14 waterfalls and flowering tropical forest canopies. It’s a pretty incredible feat!    …

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