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Why There Are No Billboards In Hawaii

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From The State Of Hawaii – On Billboards: Where and when permitted. No person shall erect, maintain, or use a billboard or display any outdoor advertising device, except as provided in section §445-112. In other words, billboards are against the law in Hawaii. I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. […]

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Hualalai Sunrise

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Many people think the only ‘sun’ views in Kona are looking westward towards the Pacific Ocean. Hualalai can provide for awesome sunrise views as well. These photos were taken during a morning walk. This picture is from another day, but the colors are my favorite.  

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What Price Paradise?

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The Cost of Utilities: Which State Pays the Most? An analysis (possibly a bit flawed) by Move.org concludes something you already know… It is expensive to live in paradise. Factors Contributing To Flawed Conclusion: Move.org concludes that it cost about $730 per month for your electricity, natural gas, internet costs, cable and water expenses. That amount […]

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What Causes The Orange And Red Sunsets On The Big Island (And Hawaii)?

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Another Day, Another Kona Sunset: Almost every day there is more than ‘just a sunset,’ there is a Kona sunset. Are Kona Sunsets Better? Don’t Kona sunsets seem more vivid, more interesting, and more colorful than in other parts of the world? Just what causes the orange and red sunsets on the Big Island to be […]

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Hurricane Walaka: Largest Central Pacific Hurricane 10+ Years – Path

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Former Category 5 Hurricane Walaka – Projected Path: Former Hurricane Walaka bypassed Hawaii and then became a tropical storm. Below are two images of the projected path; one from NOAA and one from Cyclocane. Former Category 5 Hurricane Walaka – Cyclocane Model: The website Cyclocane uses multiple hurricane projection sources and finds any number of […]

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NPR Science Friday (Big Island) Rapid ‘Ohi’a Death Near HVNP, Hawaiian crow (Alala), Mauna Loa ‘Mars colony’

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Science Friday recently broadcast from The Big Island. Local experts and professors talk about a number of Big Island specific tioics: Rapid ‘Ohi’a Death Near HVNP, Hawaiian crow (Alala), Mauna Loa ‘Mars Colony.’   You can listen to the Science Friday podcast about the Big Island here or via iTunes. Hawaiian Crow (Alala): Before the Hawaiian crow became […]

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Big Island: Kona Dreams (Are Dreams Really More Vivid In Hawaii?)

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All This Time I Was California Dreaming: Right idea, wrong state. We lived for a number of years in the San Diego area. Beach walks, surfing, great weather – everything that SoCal is about. It was awesome. Then we came to Hawaii on vacation… it all changed. We moved here and our nighttime dreaming state […]

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Hawaii? Paradise? Hippies? The Edge of Paradise Movie

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The Ultimate Hawaiian Hippie Fantasy Relived Via New Movie The Edge of Paradise Movie It Was 1969… A group of hippies and surfers build a community of off-the-grid tree houses perched in a pristine forest on a beach in Hawaii. A clothing-optional, pot-friendly, tree house village started in 1969 and ended in flames eight years later. In […]

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Why You May Want To Move To Hawaii – Hawaii Is Far Away

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Just Where Is Kona, Hawaii? Hawaii is the most isolated place on earth, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Hawaii is over 2,500 miles of ocean away from the nearest continent.  And Kona is even a bit more isolated than the rest of Hawaii. Kona may be ‘far away’ but it is closer to heaven… […]

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