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httpv://www..com/watch?v=L9RlBQIT3S4 Until about 40 years ago once a year a Chilean warship visited Easter Island, bringing supplies. Very few tourists visited the island dotted with stone heads. In 1967 the airport was finished and flights arrived from Tahiti...read more
Night Snorkel with the Manta Rays Travel Channel says it's one of the Top 10 things to do in your lifetime Snorkeling at night to look for Manta Rays is advertised as one of Kona’s most unique adventures, so we signed up. Just before sunset we were outfitted with...read more
Blissed-Out with a Chocolate Body Wrap Lomi Lomi is Hawaiian massage. Practioners of this ancient Polynesian healing technique use not only palms, but also the forearm, fingers, knuckles and elbows. The Hawaiian phrase, Lomi Lomi, means, literally, to rub, knead,...read more
In this clip from CNN, Marybeth shares great advice for travel safety and hotel security while you travel. "Don't let fear keep you at home!" says Marybeth. "Use your common sense." This is an especially helpful video for business travelers....read more
Leaving the rainforest and volcanoes behind, we traded our backpacks for fins, goggles and paddles on the Kona Coast. There is a world of difference between the east and the west coasts of the Big Island. One side is wet and verdant; the other side is dry and...read more
Bike the Rim of the Volcano The forty-five minute drive from Hilo to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park leads you to one of the twenty World Heritage sites in North America and the only one in Hawaii. The Visitors Center was a good place to get our bearings and hear the...read more
Among the Best Open-Air Markets in the West www.bigisland.org Hilo blossomed from a village centered around the mission church to a boom town when sugar production flourished. Businesses came and went – whaling, coffee farms, sugar plantations, the occasional cruise...read more
After we've wandered around the gardens at the Palm Cliff House outside Hilo, we lace up our walking shoes and head ¼ mile up the road, past an unhurried farmer on his tractor and pull into the parking lot at Akaka Falls State Park. We slow our pace on a paved...read more
Exotic birds soar from palm to palm as we wind our way down the drive to the Palm Cliff House, a luxury inn located 14 miles from Hilo. Perched on the cliff’s edge 100’ above crashing surf, the plantation-style house is nestled within verdant acres of its own tranquil...read more
If you think Hawaii is only about resorts, pools and beaches, think again. The Big Island of Hawaii has so many active adventures outside the gates of the resort. You can hike to waterfalls, bike volcanoes, paddle with dolphins, and snorkel with Manta Rays....read more
No stilettos. No shopping... just pedaling to promote strong bones for life! www.bondgirlsbikeamerica.com The Bond Girl Team, composed of Marybeth, her 22-year-old daughter and a friend, biked 3,114 miles from the Pacific to the Atlantic and raised $52,000 for the...read more
While you can’t avoid natural disasters, or control all situations, you can be prepared. I was in Southern Thailand with my family when the Asian tsunami struck. We had a close call, but were not injured. This is what I’ve learned. Before you leave home: Leave your...read more