Two paragliders circle the beach while coming in for a landing on the Big Island of Hawaii.
This spot on the west side of the Big Island attracts paragliders due to the right geography and weather that create the updrafts they need to stay aloft.
The flight area is near Kealakekua, which means, “The path of the Gods.” Local story says this place was named this because of waterspouts (dust-devils made of water) that form and travel up the mountainside with the draft. Reaching from the clouds to the ground, these spouts looked like a path used by the gods to travel between heaven and earth.
There may come a day when we are not as attracted to Kealakekua Bay, but it will not be this day. read more
Burlap bags have been used in many countries for hundreds of years to hold coffee beans. These bags, hung on a drying rack, each wait to be filled with around 100 pounds of one of the world’s best coffee beans–100% Arabica from the Kona, Hawaii region. read more
Kona Coffee is known as some of the best coffee on the planet. The unique growing environment on Hawaii’s Kona coast affords just the right conditions to add more flavor and sweetness than other areas. read more
Kealakekua Bay was the seat of Hawaiian royalty for some time. Several ali’i (chiefs) ruled from this very spot, included King Kamehameha the Great, who unified the Hawaiian islands into a single kingdom. read more
Kealakekua Bay is one of Hawaii’s most splendid jewels. Its beauty, history, and ability to be engaged are all fantastic. read more
Hawaii is full of delightful flowers, both exotic and common. This patch of brilliantly yellow daisies was captured on a blue-skied winter day read more