Immediately after retrieving our checked bag from our flight, we headed across the street to the small car rental area at Hilo International Airport. This time around, I rented from Alamo Rent a Car Hilo via Costco Travel. … [Read more...] about Review: Alamo Rent A Car Hilo
In an eye-opening headline, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser recently proclaimed that tourists are willing to pay more for local food. That is, they're willing to pay more for locally-sourced products. While I can see that in certain circumstances, I remain highly skeptical of this claim. … [Read more...] about Tourists Are Willing to Pay More for Local Food?
For our recent trip to the Big Island, we flew Southwest once again. However, unlike our last trip, we flew into Hilo instead of Kona on Southwest 1173 Honolulu to Hilo. I had a good reason for doing so, despite the fact that we were staying in Waikoloa. … [Read more...] about Flight Review: Southwest 1173 Honolulu to Hilo
Beware! Red light cameras are coming to Oahu. On the surface, such a program sounds like a good thing, as it should help improve the safety of our roadways. However, I have next to no faith that the system will be implemented justly, nor am I convinced the system would become just another revenue-generating stream. … [Read more...] about Red Light Cameras Are Coming to Oahu
Our first trip of the year saw Mrs. Island Miler and me returning to the Big Island. However, unlike most trips, we didn't have any solid plans - the whole thing was a bit chaotic. So, let's kick off the reviews with an introductory Big Island 2022 trip report post. … [Read more...] about Big Island 2022 Trip Report – Introduction
In what is an exceedingly unique way of doing business nowadays, Mokulele Airlines puts residents first. They're so committed to serving the needs of residents that they'll go to some extreme lengths to accommodate those in need. … [Read more...] about Mokulele Airlines Puts Residents First
Help! This arbitrary rule is making me crazy! In a state where a lot of things already don't make sense, this one is a real brainteaser! And, honestly, I'm thinking about it far more than I should be. … [Read more...] about This Arbitrary Rule is Making Me Crazy!
I just got back from a quick three-day weekend trip to the Big Island. A trip report is coming soon, but my biggest takeaway from our first trip this year is my question of why are tourists so poorly behaved these days? … [Read more...] about Why Are Tourists So Poorly Behaved These Days?
The State of Hawaii already has a ban on the sale of nonmineral sunscreens across the state. However, some counties are takings the protection of our coral reefs a step further. As a result, Hawaii County bans nonmineral sunscreens entirely, joining Maui as the only other county to do so thus far. … [Read more...] about Hawaii County Bans Nonmineral Sunscreens
Since early July, Rocky and her pup have been capturing the hearts of most Waikiki beachgoers. And, finally, Hawaiian Monk Seal pup PO8 now has a name. His name was unveiled in a ceremony with Waikiki Elementary School students on August 10. … [Read more...] about Hawaiian Monk Seal Pup PO8 Now Has a Name