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Poke Around a Fun Cowboy Town

Waimea’s historical COWBOY ROOTS inspire a rustic kind of charm, resulting in a Western-Hawaiian version of Aspen and Sonoma chic. Nestled among some of the island’s most beautiful homes and neighborhoods you’ll find ART GALLERIES, BOUTIQUES, wonderful little CAFES and COLLECTIONS inspired by the rough and rugged Hawaiian cowboy, known locally as PANIOLO. PARKER RANCH… Continue »

Legacy of a Tsunami

Mother Nature has dealt the Hawaiian Islands a few fierce blows in recorded history. Hawai‘i Island residents are especially wary of tsunamis (due to two devastating incidents that still reside in memory). Massive tsunamis struck Hilo in 1946 and 1960, claiming 159 and 61 lives, respectively. In recent years, the island has been subject to… Continue »

Stroll to Kokua Kailua

In Hawai‘i, keeping it local is important. For many isle residents, local support is the only thing that keeps them afloat. And at KOKUA KAILUA, A MONTHLY VILLAGE STROLL, eating and shopping local converge with a Hawaiian concert series at HULIHE‘E PALACE for a wonderful experience. Families and friends of all ages walk around oceanfront… Continue »