The Big Island's weather is fascinatingly complex and varies dramatically over short distances. In fact, the climate depends on where you are staying — some places can expect near daily rainfall, while other areas are reliably sunny and dry.
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The world's most famous extreme triathlon, Ironman, is coming to the Big Island on October 12, 2019. Thousands of atheletes, spectators and journalists have already descended upon the island, many training fearlessly along the Queen K Highway in preparation for Saturday's main event. Road closures will be occurring...
The construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) near the summit of Mauna Kea, the highest island mountain in the world, has lead to an eruption of controversy and protests on the Big Island. The protests have lead to strongly divided opinions, as well as renewed interest in the history and future of one of the world's most fascinating and unusual volcanoes.
A sweeping new piece of legislation will ban short-term vacation rentals across 98% of the Big Island by the end of 2019. Bill 108 will reduce the number of unregulated short-term vacation rentals across the Big Island, and prevent most land zones from having short-term vacation rentals indefinitely.
Where are the best locations to see Humpback Whales in Hawaii? Why did Humpback Whales suddenly start migrating to the islands in the 1800s? The answers might surprise you!