Mauna Kea Beach Hotel ~ Hawaii, the Big Island - In 1960 Hawaii’s Governor William Quinn invited American venture capitalist Laurance S. Rockefeller to visit the Big Island and scout beachfront sites for potential resorts. A noted conservationist and lover of the outdoors, Mr. Rockefeller believed that buildings should conform to, not intrude on, beautiful [...]
As a matter of rule, we don’t talk about activities on our site that we have not personally experienced. However, in our minds, this is likely the best snorkeling on Hawaii, the Big Island, and we were shut out by a severe thunderstorm. ACK! Located just 12 miles south of Kailua-Kona, Kealakekua Bay is a [...]
Our hearts are feeling heavy today for our new friends at Kona Village Resort on Hawaii, the Big Island. On March 10th, a tsunami marched ashore and clobbered this much beloved resort creating damage to 20 of their hales as well as other infrastructure damage. Remarkably, all this happened a mere two weeks after our [...]
Kona Village Resort ~ Kailua Kona, Hawaii – We have been privileged to stay in some of the world’s best resorts over the course of the last year. However, with the Kona Village Resort, we have found a property that we both would easily put in our top handful of properties. Imagine a thatch-roofed bungalow [...]
Tucked in the thick rainforest of Kailua Kona, Hawaii, Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation is an award-winning coffee producer where we enjoyed a lovely afternoon tour and learned all about Kona coffee.
Waimea Town Market ~ Waimea, Hawaii, The Big Island – When The Roaming Boomers® are traveling, you can count on us to scope out the local farmers’ markets. One of our favorites on Hawaii, the Big Island, is the Waimea Town Market which happens every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This small market [...]
While out in a helicopter tour with Paradise Helicopters, on the island of Hawai’i (Big Island) we were fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of Kilauea’s newest lava flow. Until we get our full feature written on this once in a lifetime experience, please hop on over to our Facebook Page for more picture.
Today’s Friday Photo was taken with our Underwater Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 Camera. Yesterday was our first opportunity to shoot with it in the ocean. Here, Carol and I were snorkeling in the ocean at the Kona Village Resort on Hawaii, the Big Island. I was quite impressed. I’ll share more with you in a later [...]
The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows is recognized as one of Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Hotels” for 2011 and is also on the Conde Nast Traveler “Gold List” for 2011. We’re looking forward to our visit.
One of the lodging options that we explored, while on the Big Island of Hawaii, was a vacation home rental right on the ocean. As it turned out, we had wonderful friends who were renting just such a home on the ocean, and they kindly invited us to spend some time with them. Bob & [...]