As 2014 draws to a close, the economic news from the Big Island is one of a consistent upswing as reported by local experts in construction, residential and commercial real estate with a positive outlook for 2015.
In just a few weeks, The Big Island will host its first annual Hawai'I Yoga Festival. As a community, we're more sick and stressed than ever before. Sometimes, to feel healthier today, you have to go back in time.
When I think of Hawaii the pictures that come to mind are sun, sand and tropical drinks. Each island has its own unique signature, but for this trip, I want to take you to the Big Island, specifically the Kona region.
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park rocked my kids' world. Heck, it rocked my world. Where else on the planet can you see prehistoric landscapes, land boiling to life, LAVA!, and such stark lessons of the geology of the earth?
You send pictures of what you did on the weekend to your friends on the mainland and they write things like, "Stop, you're killing me!" You see people standing on the walk way outside of the hotels and resorts with their bags packed waiting to go home. And you feel sorry for them.