Aloha and Welcome
to The Big Island!
by Les Drent
Well...you made it. Now don't you feel good? If you
are looking for a little direction follow me and I'll
guide you around our island paradise.
You most likely landed in either Hilo or Kona which
host the two primary airports on the Island. Since we
can't begin our tour of our Island at both places at
the same time we'll start this guide in Kona. For you
folks in Hilo...too bad you're out of luck. Just kidding.
No worries really...just click below on this webpage
and start the guide from the Hilo region. Like all things
Hawaiian it's really quite easy. And that's probably
why you chose to visit us on your vacation, not to mention
our weather, people, interesting culture and warm aloha
spirit. Our magazine's coverage of these cultural and
historical topics is what separates us from the rest
of the advertorial and discount magazines out there
so we're glad you found us and we're ready to introduce
you to the real Hawaii.
Before we begin the tour let's all remember the phrase,
"when in Rome do as the Romans do." In Hawaii
this means driving slow, yielding for everyone, and
showing aloha to everyone you meet.
bustling Alii Drive and sea wall with Mokuaikaua
Church in the background
Three other items that your past fellow visitors have
informed me to remind you of are remembering to take
off your rings (newlyweds) and any loose jewelry before
going into the water; locking your cars even though
99.999 percent of the people in Hawaii aren't thieves;
and the importance of using sun block even if you insist
on not needing it. My own haole (white person) motto
for sun block is, "you'll burn with it, you'll
burn worse without it!" With all that out of the
way it's now time to have some fun so hang loose...you're
in Hawai'i Nei now!