2019 Kona Ironman World Championship: Dates & Course Routes
The Kona IRONMAN World Championship returns. What this means for locals… Shelter In Place: Driving anywhere on October 12th? Going shopping? Going to the airport? Better think again and plan to shelter in place. The Kona Ironman World Championship race is going to close most major roads for much of the day. What this means […]
Cruise Ship Visits: Passengers + Crew = 6,400. Kailua-Kona Population = 12,800
Kona population increases by 50% for the day… Cruise Ship Visits: Passengers + Crew = 6,400. Kailua-Kona Population = 12,800 Ovation of the Seas is a Quantum-class cruise ship owned by Royal Caribbean International. According to West Hawaii Today, “The ship arrived on September 29, 2019, and is the largest cruise ship to visit on […]
US News & World Report: We’re number 1 – No. Maybe 5? OK, Number 10? Surely Number 20? Nope.
2019 US News & World Annual Report – Best States Rankings Measuring outcomes for citizens using more than 70 metrics (they clearly forgot to include Aloha) Surely Iowa, Kansas, New Jersey and both Dakota’s can’t be ranked higher than Hawaii – can they? Maybe it was something our volcano said? US News states, “The Best […]
How Is Cell Phone Coverage In Kona & The Big Island?
When she was good She was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid “There was a little girl” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I know, I know, you don’t always want to be a slave to your cell phone. But what about when a ‘false missile alert‘ tries to text your phone, or if […]
Hawai’i Visitor Arrivals Up 3.5%
Hawai’i Visitor Arrivals Up 3.5% – But Not On The Big Island. The Kilauea Impact: Pele has an influence on visitors to the Big Island, and it is usually very good. Eruptions helped draw more than 2 million visitors to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in 2017, according to a new National Park Service report. Those 2,016,702 visitors […]