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We can assure you that your destination is a journey in itself! If you want a beautiful vacation rental that is Off the BeatenPath, this is it.

Activities & Attractions


There are so many wonderful things to explore and places to visit. It can be overwhelming if you are planning to see the whole island on your first trip. We recommend that you pick out what really interests you and limit your plans. Remember, this is a vacation of rejuvenation and exploration. With this in mind, you can look forward to your next visit with new adventures to explore.

We have provided some useful links to help you plan your Hawaii vacation. They are outside links and are not connected to "Hale Aloha Aina". To return to this page just close the links window and it will bring you back to this page.

Check out Missy's Forever Hawaii Blog

Exploring an Active Volcano can be one of the most interesting things you will do while visiting Hawaii but with any adventure it is best to prepare. Click on the next links to view an extensive gallery of photos and information. It is strongly recommended that you familiarize yourself with the current volcanic ACTIVITY and the potential hazards while exploring Volcanoes National PARK. Plan on spending some time surfing these web sites, it is very educating and quite fascinating

Shop and Browse the many wonderful gifts, local foods and tropical flora arrangements at the Hilo Farmers Market on Wednesday and Saturday in historic bay front Hilo.

Bring home a special HAND CRAFTED gift from my sister Kathy Desa at her store "KD'S GIFTS & CRAFTS" conveniently located near the Farmers Market downtown Hilo on Kilauea Street.  She would be glad to tell you some of the best places to eat and visit while in town. (808) 935-8999.

Hawaii Buddhist Meditation - Wood Valley Temple and meditation Center

 Hawaii Buddhist meditation and meditation center on the Big Island of Hawaii. Includes information about the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism. Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling Temple offers meditations for meditation and personal exploration as well as a gift shop and organically grown coffee

Take a Tour into Kula Kai Caverns, located down slope of Mauna Loa near South Point on the Big Island of Hawaii. Kula Kai Caverns offers a spectacular adventure inside 1000 year old lava tubes. Situated on the Southwest rift, the caverns consist of several miles of braided lava tube systems.

Swing a club at the Volcano Golf Course and Seamountain Golf Course

Sign up for one of the many workshops offered at Volcano Art Center

Learn more about the owner and his passion for archery at Central Oregon Archery

Taste the Exotic wine of the Lehua blossom and honey nectar at Volcano Winery.

Picnic at one of the most magical gardens at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Free admission to Pana`ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens

Learn about Hawaii’s Ecosystem with Hawaii Forest and Trail

Take a tour of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Nut company

Nationally accredited Lyman Museum showcases the natural and cultural history of Hawai`i in its exhibit halls and its 1839 historic missionary home.

Star gaze with Mauna Kea Summit Adventures

Learn about our coffee farms and take a brief tour of the Big Island here at Coffee Times

Bring home a Hawaiian treat, Big Island Candies-Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies Big Island Candies.

Make your dreams come true and plan the most romantic and adventurous vacation ever. Marriage license info, Camping, Fishing and hunting licenses all at

More Hawaii travel and vacation information, including a weekly ezine, a question forum, hotels, activities, budget travel information, and pictures at and Hawaii 

Take a guided tour with one of the best photographers in Hawaii at Heart of Nature Photography with Robert Frutos - Order Hawaiian flowers, tropical flowers, orchid leis, plants, and exotic gifts. Huge selection from Hawaii's Tropical Flower Superstore!!

Remember the moments and cherish the memories with Toby Hoogs Photograghy

Send a gift of Aloha! Hawaiian gifts, tropical flowers and fresh flower leis direct from the Big Island of Hawaii.

This Kohala Coast vacation guide provides information about Kohala Coast accommodations, activities, beaches, events, golf, hiking, hotels, real estate, restaurants, spas, Kohala Coast vacation homes, vacation rentals, big island vacation rentals, hawaii vacation links.Hawaii Big Island Acccommodation & Vacation Guide

Kauai Vacation Rental Condos by Owner... Lodging and accommodation on Poipu Beach just 50 yards from the beach famous for surfing, snorkling, and sunsets. 

Take time to explore and discover all that Downtown Hilo has to offer.

Hawaii Car Rentals, Discount Hawaii Car Rental-Discounted Jeep Wranglers, convertibles, SUV's,cars and vans from National car rental companies.