FREE Private Kona Coffee Farm Tours, Hawaii

by Mary Jo Manzanares on October 16, 2017

View from Pele Plantations Farm

Life just perked up for coffee lovers who truly care about what’s in their cup and are curious about where it comes from. Pele Plantations, a certified organic Kona coffee farm on the [amazon_textlink asin=’0996131825′ text=’island of Hawaii’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thetravelersway-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’7b01340b-b200-11e7-8dff-29b9d60e78e2′], now offers free private tours of its working farm. Grown on the volcanic […]


Winter Warm Up on Oahu

by Mary Jo Manzanares on November 27, 2013

Hawaiian hibiscus

Outdoorsy adventurers and nature lovers can warm up on Oahu this winter with blood-pumping activities, sporting events and sweat-stimulating packages in one of the most scenic destinations in the world. Oahu’s vibrant outdoor culture is perfect for runners, hikers, bikers, swimmers, surfers, paddlers, sky divers, yogis, or anyone that enjoys being outdoors, but appreciates still […]


On my recent trip to Hawaii I stayed at the Hale Kai Bed and Breakfast just outside downtown Hilo. Knowing that every B&B is different and has its own style, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It turned out to be a place that I’m excited to share with The Traveler’s Way readers. The Hale […]


Visiting Historic Hilo, Hawaii

by Abbie Mood on July 6, 2011

King Kamehameha Statue

When I first learned I’d be visiting Hilo, on the east side of Hawaii’s Big Island, I knew very little about the city. Once I arrived, though, I learned that Hilo has a rich history and the people living there are enthusiastic about sharing it with visitors. The Big Island is where Captain Cook first […]


Fairy Tale Weddings Really Do Come True

by Jenni Ingersoll on May 5, 2011

The recent Royal wedding may have taken you back to childhood and the dream of being a princess and marrying a handsome prince.  From the beautiful gown to the romantic setting, would-be brides often picture all the little touches that will make their wedding day a true fairy tale.  For the past 20 years, there […]

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Photo Friday: Hawaiian Sunset

by Mary Jo Manzanares on April 8, 2011

Sunset on Kona, Hawaii

What could be more romantic that a beautiful Hawaiian sunset? This photo was taken in Kona, along the coast of the big island of Hawaii.  Walking along the beach, or grabbing a mai tai at a favorite bar, is a perfect to watch the sky fade from blue to golden, then to orange, and finally […]


How to Choose the Perfect Hawaiian Island

by Mary Jo Manzanares on April 1, 2011

the big island, hawaii

When you think of a beach vacation, the beaches of Hawaii probably come to mind. But how do you narrow down your vacation to the right island? You first need to decide what activity level you want. Are you looking for exciting night life? Or just some sun, surf and sand, and a little peace […]