Archive of: Big Island, Local Vibe



Hand Gestures—Local Style! May-Aug 2012

Hand Gestures—Local Style!

The shaka is a ubiquitous hand gesture that has become closely associated with the Aloha Spirit.

Local Faves & Raves with Sonny Lim May-Aug 2012

Local Faves & Raves with Sonny Lim

Check out this exclusive interview with Nā Hokū Hanohano Award Winner Sonny Lim to find out his Big Island faves!

Splash of Heat! May-Aug 2012

Splash of Heat!

Go beyond the Ketchup and Tabasco and dash some chili pepper water on local cuisine to accentuate your meal. Be forewarned, chili pepper water does pack some heat.

Local Lingo: Grindz May-Aug 2012

Local Lingo: Grindz

The local term grindz is often used by kama‘aina (island residents) to describe food that is tasty and good to the last bite.

Tropical Blooms May-Aug 2012

Tropical Blooms

The tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa) is a native flowering plant to Central America and is named for the shape of its rootstock. A member of the agave family, the tuberose flower is recognized by the heady effect it has on the olfactory senses.

Trumpets of the Sea May-Aug 2012

Trumpets of the Sea

A relative of the seahorse, trumpetfish (Aulostomus maculatus) are named for their long, thin bodies with upturned mouths. While common in waters around the Big Island, these masters of disguise can be hard to spot.

Going Green May-Aug 2012

Going Green

The Madagascar day gecko is named for its native eastern coastal home and inhabits trees in rainforests, including those found throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

Why Don't You... May-Aug 2012

Why Don't You...

Need ideas on what to see and do while on the Big Island? We've got you covered.