Big Money Savers for Hawaii

Traveling around the Hawaiian Islands can be really expensive. When most people from the US mainland visit the fiftyest state, they experience a shock on their first grocery store visit. It is estimated that – in general – things cost about 30% more on Hawaii than they do on the mainland. Shipping the food over the ocean…

Workaway, HelpX, WWOOF – Safe money and become a local!

Workaway is an international organization and hospitality service that enable travellers willing to work as volunteers to contact hosts (who can be individuals, families or groups) wanting help with their projects or activities. Volunteers or ‘Workawayers’, are expected to contribute a pre-agreed amount of time per day in exchange for lodging and food provided by their…

How to avoid your vehicle being broken into on Hawaii.

Unfortunately, Hawaii has a big Crystal Meth Problem and due to that, the number of rental car break-ins on all of the islands in Hawaii is actually pretty high. Other helpers we´ve met during our workaway on the Big Island got all their luggage stolen on O´ahu. When we went to Maui for a week,…

LAVA

In 1990, lava from Kilauea volcano engulfed the historic fishing village Kalapana as well as the famous black sand beach at Kaimu. Today there’s an entirely new coastline here and you can get close to the lava as nowhere else. Located just east of Volcano National Park, Kalapana offers a good view of activity from Kilauea’s Puu…

Night dive with the Giants – for free!

Rated by travel and dive magazines , the Kona Manta Dive spot, which is located on the big island of Hawaii, is one of the world’s best night dives. Many companies are offering boat trips where you are snorkeling around a lighted raft. They have in-water guides who help find mantas feeding at the surface with…

The Big Island of Hawaii – the perfect place for your first skydive

I just had my first Tandem Skydive experience in Hawaii and it was insane! The Big Island is not known for this adrenalin rush yet, but since 2016, BIG Island Gravity LLC  is offering Skydiving from Upolu Airport. Every skydive includes a flightseeing tour over the Kohala Coast, the seven sacred Valleys, and the wild grasslands of…