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Month: January 2018

Anuhea ‘Follow Me’ – a Passion-Infused Reverie

Anuhea ‘Follow Me’ – a Passion-Infused Reverie

When you’re in Hawaii, you’re likely to stumble across a musical gem. Whether you’re sitting at a local coffee shop, dining at a restaurant, or driving down the coast with the volume on high, you’ll find yourself jamming to rhythm of the islands one way or another. Hawaii boasts all kinds of artists and every island is more than happy to provide a spotlight for local talent. It’s what allowed Maui-born singer Anuhea to find her passion in music, a…

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Day 2 – Puna District, Hot Ponds, Walk from Kalapana to Active Lava Flows

Day 2 – Puna District, Hot Ponds, Walk from Kalapana to Active Lava Flows

This is a part of our 9-day Big Island Itinerary. Tuesday, December 26. It will be a long day, as we are checking out from the Grand Naniloa Hotel and driving south from Hilo, past Pahoa town, towards the ocean to what the locals call the Red Road. It runs for about 15 miles along the coast line from Kapoho Tide Pools to Kalapana. Our goal for today is to see Big Island hot springs and hot ponds in the…

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Waimea Valley and Waimea Falls – One of the Best Easy Hikes in Oahu

Waimea Valley and Waimea Falls – One of the Best Easy Hikes in Oahu

For a great day trip in to nature, a family adventure, a luau or a destination wedding, Waimea Valley is a perfect spot. It is best to head out early in the day to tour the whole park (and beat the traffic). The Valley is a historical site, as well as an agricultural and spiritual one. The park, also known as Waimea Falls Park, is now run by a non-profit organization that works to promote and maintain the instruction of…

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Verified Listing Badge: How We Perform the Verification

Verified Listing Badge: How We Perform the Verification

HomeyHawaii listings can be posted by individual owners, by friends and family members helping an owner to list and receive more bookings, or by a professional management company. This is clearly stated on every listing. In the “Listing Owner Information” section, right after the name, you can see one of the following three categories:– Homeowner– Friends and Family Manager– Management Company Each owner or manager that lists property/ies on HomeyHawaii.com can choose to undergo our easy listing verification process and…

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Day 1 – Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls and Onomea Bay

Day 1 – Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls and Onomea Bay

This is a part of our 9-day Big Island Itinerary. Monday, December 25. We slept longer today, because it’s Christmas and some of the places we would see otherwise will be closed. We are driving north from Hilo, along the scenic Hamakua coast. Our first stop stop is Rainbow Falls, a 10-15 minute drive from the hotel. The waterfall view is just a few steps away from the parking lot. We took a trail on the left going up the waterfall….

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Honolulu Museum of Art in Oahu: Come Be Ispired

Honolulu Museum of Art in Oahu: Come Be Ispired

The Honolulu Museum of Art is Hawaii’s largest fine arts museum. It was founded in 1922 by Anna Rice Cooke and has one of the largest collections of Asian and Pacific art in the United States, as well as art pieces from all over the world including big names like Van Gogh, Monet, Gaugin, Rivera. From oil paintings to ancient clothing to sculptures, you will find a universe of intriguing art. The Museum offers guided tours, walk around tours and…

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Arrival Day – Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo and the Banyan Drive

Arrival Day – Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo and the Banyan Drive

This is a part of our 9-day Big Island Itinerary. Before Arrival: Planning the Trip The Big Island is called big for a reason – it’s biger than the rest of Hawaiian islands and has two airports. After searching the internet for ideas, I decided to fly into one airport and out of the other. I found flights from Oakland to Hilo and back from Kona to Oakland and paid some extra for the rental car to be able to…

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Things To Do on the Big Island: the Real 9-day Itinerary

Things To Do on the Big Island: the Real 9-day Itinerary

The Big Island of Hawaii, a.k.a. the Orchid Island, a.k.a. the Fire Island, a.k.a. TBI or simply Hawaii is AMAZING! We have just returned from our 11-day (9 full days on the island) trip with tons of photos, and I am wrting this article while the memories are still fresh and vivid. If you are seeking information on the best things to do on the Big Island, keep reading! This article presents our full itinerary, with each day briefly described. Each…

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