Discovering Mauna Kea: The Land Above the Clouds

While you’re visiting Hawai’i Island, take a day trip to Mauna Kea for an unforgettable journey above the clouds. Here’s how to make the most of your experience. Whenever I travel across unspoiled wilderness, I can’t help but think about the people who lived centuries ago. What was it like to trek across the land …

Big Island Day Trip: Waterfalls and Malasadas

When I took a road trip to Hilo from the Kona lava fields, I discovered that the grass truly is greener on the other side — well, the other side of the Big Island, at least. One minute, I was driving past stark, gray volcanic expanses. The next minute, I was in a different world …

A Day of Fun: Waikoloa Beach on the Big Island

When I set foot in the Waikoloa Beach Marriott® Resort & Spa, I stopped in my tracks. That’s because the first thing I saw — straight ahead of me across the open-air lobby — was the brilliant blue ocean meeting the horizon, segmented by palms swaying in the breeze. It’s a scene that whispered in …