Our friends, Eric & Julie, over at 365 Hawaii have another great video for you…
Do you know why people call Hawaii Island, The Big Island? When you see this video, you will see the sweeping variety of landscapes that make our island so unique.
From North Kohala, to Kailua Kona, to South Kona, Ka’u and Pahoa, take an air tour of "the pretty"!
If you are considering traveling to Hawaii Island, we have some important tips:
1. Show respect to the land (‘aina) and culture. Don’t trespass, pick up your garbage and don’t park illegally.
2. Show respect to the ocean and please wear mineral sunscreens only. (It makes a difference to our coral reefs and the fish!) Don’t touch marine life and be careful in the waves.
3. Come with Aloha. No one likes to work with visitors who are impatient, entitled or mean.
4. Learn even more about the area before you arrive! We found out over the course of doing all these videos that there is SOO much more to know! Do even a bit more research and you will be rewarded. The culture and history is fascinating.
5. Tread lightly. The island had a nice chance to breathe during the pandemic. It provided residents a chance to see a rebirth of many of the areas that had been, “Loved to Death”. Please stay on trails, seriously, don’t wear chemical sunscreens or spray them on the beaches, don’t poop in the woods (looking at YOU Pololu Valley hikers) and don’t climb on heiau and Hawaiian cultural sites. (and that means everyone who wants to go to the waterfalls in Waipi’o Valley, too)
6. Practice intelligence. Hawaii Island is not Disneyland. It can and will kill you. Drownings are common, don’t snorkel alone and don’t turn your back to the waves.
Get your popcorn and MaiTai with the plastic monkey-Enjoy!
Here is a blog post we wrote to break down our videos into an easily consumable library!