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A Love Fest in Hilo

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by guest blogger, Franny Brewer A Hydroflask covered with stickers is probably the ultimate Big Island accessory (I didn’t know this wasn’t a big thing everywhere until a trip to New Mexico, where… Continue reading

Hilo to Honolulu–Waikiki, Whisky, and Family

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We took a quick trip to Oahu the day before our trip to Osaka so we could have some time to visit my super-cute and very “healthy” nephew, Max. Max’s grandma greeted us… Continue reading

Only In Hilo: 5 Things You Must Eat at Island Naturals Hilo

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By Misty I. If you already love going to Island Naturals Hilo this post is NOT for you. This is for the Hilo resident that thinks they don’t/won’t like the food at Island… Continue reading

I’m Such A Wuss

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. I’m such a wuss. Doing things like beach clean ups or other kinds of “work days” is not something I look to do as a general rule. I’m… Continue reading

AirAsia from Honolulu to Osaka

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Did you hear about the AirAsia airfare sale from Honolulu to Osaka for $99? I did and I got caught up in the frenzy of trying to get to Japan for $99 each… Continue reading

Only Easy: Almost Chrissy Teigen’s Ramen Salad

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Only Easy: Almost Chrissy Teigen’s Ramen Salad By Misty I. If you like cookbooks and don’t already have Cravings by Sports Illustrated supermodel and Lip Sync Battle hostess Chrissy Teigen, buy it! It’s… Continue reading

How to Embarrass Your Teenage Daughter in Three Easy Steps

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. 1) Show up at her (new) work place My teenage daughter got her first job this summer at a local drive-in, which for non-Hawaii readers is not a… Continue reading

How I Spent Three Days in the Big Apple

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Wendy contacted me on a Monday to see if I would be interested in joining her that weekend on an impromptu trip to one of my favorite cities–New York City.  We did some quick… Continue reading

Only Easy: Misty’s 20-Minute Hekka

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By Misty I. I love hekka! Originally, this recipe was a chicken hekka recipe, but using chopped pork makes it faster making it “only easy!” The Honolulu Star Bulletin says “hekka is a… Continue reading

Only Easy: Misty’s Energy Bars (with or without furikake)

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I love energy bars and like to think they actually give me energy! Ha! Who am I fooling? The type of energy bars I like to make is an excuse to eat marshmallows… Continue reading