Hawaii The Big Island Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook

Hawaii The Big Island Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook

The finest guidebook ever written for the Big Island. Now you can plan your best vacation--ever. This all new seventh edition is a candid, humorous guide to everything there is to see and do on the Big Island. Best-selling author and longtime Hawai'i resident, Andrew Doughty, unlocks the secrets of an island so vast and diverse that many visitors never realize all that it has to offer. Explore with him as he reveals breathtaking trails, secluded beaches, pristine reefs, delicious places to dine, relaxing resorts, an active volcano and so much more. Every restaurant, activity provider, business and resort is reviewed personally and anonymously. This book and a rental car are all you need to discover what makes the Big Island so exciting.

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Your Ideal Hawaii Island Vacation: A Guide for Visiting the Big Island of Hawaii

Your Ideal Hawaii Island Vacation: A Guide for Visiting the Big Island of Hawaii

Your Ideal Hawaii Island Vacation is a travel guide that describes over 150 spectacular locations on the island of Hawaii. Over 200 photographs (black and white) accompanied by descriptions give you an impression of the island's unique places. Detailed driving directions make it clear how to get to each site. Every location is accessible by a regular car.The travel guide covers the entire island of Hawaii with maps of each area. Many areas in East Hawaii, barely mentioned in other guides, are covered in great detail from the authors' personal experiences of living there. Guided driving tours and walking tours familiarizes travelers new to the island with the most populated areas of Hilo and Kona. Descriptions of beaches and shopping centers near the South Kohala resorts and Kona hotels are provided for newcomers to the island. The guide describes places in the remote areas of Kau, North Kohala, and Puna that returning visitors and residents may not have heard of before. The g

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Lonely Planet Discover Hawaii the Big Island (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Discover Hawaii the Big Island (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet's Discover Hawai'i, the Big Island is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Chase lava in the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, stargaze at Mauna Kea, Hawai'i's highest mountain and most sacred spot, or play on the powdery white sands of Hapuna Beach; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Hawai'I, the Big Island and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Discover Hawai'i, the Big Island: Full-color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hid

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Fodor’s Big Island of Hawaii (Full-color Travel Guide)


Plan the perfect getaway with Fodor's Big Island of Hawaii—a fully updated Gold Guide featuring tips for all types of travelers, from families to honeymooners. NEW THIS EDITION: Brand new hotel, restaurant, shop, spa, and bar reviews provide fresh tips for staying and playing. ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Learn all about visiting volcanoes with our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park anchor. Other illustrated features teach travelers about geology and the birth of the islands, snorkeling tips, and Hawaii's unique culture, from lei to luau to hula. ESSENTIAL TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Top Experiences and Great Itineraries help travelers make the most of their island time. This guide also has useful tips for families and people planning Hawaiian weddings and honeymoons. The Experience chapter helps travelers pick the best beaches, farmers' markets, and outdoor adventures. A top water activities chart lets you choose your perfect water excursion. Illustrated plant and marine life identification keys are

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Hawaii the Big Island Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Snorkel, Surf, Bike, Drive

Hawaii the Big Island Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Snorkel, Surf, Bike, Drive

A guide for families and outdoor adventurers alike, this new and completely revised 2014 Trailblazer takes you to all of the Big Island's famous attractions, as well as its hidden spots. (Please note: This is the 3rd edition and 10th printing of this title; more than 50 reviews have been posted on Amazon.) Nearly twice the size of the rest of Hawaii combined, the Big Island presents a challenge to adventure travelers with limited time. Trailblazer comes to the rescue with its trademark organization and clear directions for . . . 166 hikes and strolls: the peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, the shores of Waipio Valley and Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, rain forests and tropical gardens, waterfalls, petroglyph fields, and the Kona Coast 75 snorkeling and swimming spots including remote hike-to specials 39 surfing spots: boards, bodyboarding, and body surfing 24 bike trails for adventure cyclists: mountain, coastal, forest, pasture 25 campgrounds and rustic cabin hideawa

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VIDEO: Big Island Biodiesel breaks ground

Biodiesel GroundbreakingNovember 19, 2010 – KEAAU, Hawaii

Video by David Corrigan

A modest gathering of officials and investors in the future Big Island Biodiesel plant helped break ground on the project at Shipman Industrial Park in Keaau on Thursday.

Kimo Pihana and Koa Rice conducted the Hawaiian ritual. The o’o ceremony included Mayor Billy Kenoi and the two new faces on the county council, Brittany Smart and Fred Blas. Kenoi said the biodiesel plant will help the county reach a bold, new goal: 100% renewable energy use at some point in the near future. 

The site of the biodiesel plant was blessed in January.

Before the groundbreaking, Big Island Biodiesel issued this media release:

Big Island Biodiesel Breaks Ground for New Plant

Advanced Biofuel Technology project moves the Big Island into the renewable energy forefront

On Thursday, November 18, Big Island Biodiesel LLC (BIB) will kick-off its construction phase with a blessing at the Kea`au site of Hawaii’s newest and most advanced biodiesel production facility. The project is the brainchild of Robert King, President of Pacific Biodiesel, Inc., which currently produces biodiesel on Maui and Oahu. This project’s fund raising efforts won Pacific Biodiesel the 2009 Deal of the Year Award by the Hawaii Venture Capital

With a capacity of over 8,000 gallons per day and more than 2.6 million gallons per year, the Big Island Biodiesel facility will utilize recently developed zero-waste, super efficient processing technology and will play a significant role in helping Hawaii reach its energy independence and sustainability goals. Following the community-based biodiesel production model pioneered by Pacific Biodiesel in 1996, BIB even boasts ownership by members of the community.

“Our equity partners include residents and businesses from across the State of Hawaii, and even includes the State of Hawaii,” explained King. “This facility will be a state-of-the-art, next generation biofuel refinery and should be producing just in time for the 2011 international APEC Summit.”

In addition to used cooking oil and trap grease feedstock, Hawaii’s newest biodiesel processing facility will support local farmers interested in growing biofuel crops. The new biodiesel plant’s multiple feedstock capability will allow it to process used cooking oils, jatropha oil, sunflower oil, algae oil and even fish oil and animal fats.

“We began with the land blessing in January,” explained cultural practitioners Koa Rice and Kimo Pihana, “when we honored our ancestors and asked for permission to use the land.”

Thursday’s ceremony is a continuation of the process when we will ask for a smooth construction phase with a safe and harmonious work site.

Biodiesel is currently produced by Pacific Biodiesel on Maui and Oahu and is sold at retail stations on those islands as well as wholesale throughout the state. Pacific Biodiesel’s cleaner, safer, high-quality ASTM rated biodiesel is processed from vegetable oil and/or animal fats and can be used in any diesel engine.

Community-based biodiesel production supports local agriculture, energy security and a cleaner environment.

Raw video, courtesy Big Island Video News on YouTube

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