more about: Big Island

House Crush: Off-the-grid Hawaiian treehouse

Maybe our 9-year-old selves had it right: All you really need for a happy existence is a little backyard treehouse. You can test that fantasy in this real-life (adult-size) Airbnb rental in the rain forest of the Big Island. (You even enter the dwelling through a trap door!)

A Visit to Kona Coffee Living History Farm

Heading to the Big Island? If you’re interested in food, agriculture, and old Hawaii, be sure to catch the Kona Coffee Living History Farm. It was fun to see the way coffee used to be grown and processed, but the compelling part for me was the stories the docents told of the everyday life of the Uchida family, the Japanese-American farmers […]

Fantasy Hawaiian hotel with an in-room ukulele

I narrowed the criteria for my ideal Hawaiian getaway into 3 main fantasy points: A turquoise bay 50 steps from the front door, a day bed for spontaneous naps, and daily beach-side cocktail delivery. Who passed the test?