The Top 5 Spots on the BIG ISLAND the Travelocity Roaming Gnome Should Visit

If you have been following my blog, you will know that the Travelocity Roaming Gnome is now in Hawaii (see twitter feed at top left for latest from the Roaming Gnome).

I thought I would compile my own list of places on the BIG ISLAND that I think the Travelocity Roaming Gnome should visit while on the Big Island.

#5

A hotel on the Kohala coast.  The Big Island has many great hotels on the Big Island.  I blogged about my experience staying at the Hilton Waikoloa here.

Waikoloa Boat

Damon Tucker 6/2/09

Pictures from the So Much More Hawaii Bloggers tour Hilton Waikoloa Stay

The Cave Pool at the Hilton Waikoloa

The Cave Pool at the Hilton Waikoloa

#4

A visit to the top of the world… Mauna Kea and the Observatories up there.

Mauna Kea

Pictures by Tom over at “A Pacific View

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#3

Swimming, Snorkeling and Scuba Diving off the Kona Coast

A Lunar Tail Grouper (Variola Louti)

A Lunar Tail Grouper (Variola Louti)

Pictures courtesy of  “The Right Blue

"Diving with a Partner: Pre-dive checks are essential for dive safety" The Right Blue 6/6/09

"Diving with a Partner: Pre-dive checks are essential for dive safety" The Right Blue 6/6/09

#2

Visit Volcanoes National Park, or better yet, watching the lava flow from the Kalapana side.

"Aric S. Queen on a Visit to the Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii" - Damon Tucker's Weblog 6/7/09

"Aric S. Queen on a Visit to the Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii" - Damon Tucker's Weblog 6/7/09

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#1

A Visit to Pahoa Town… The funkiest little town on the Big Island (Full Disclosure… I’m biased as I’m from Pahoa)

The clock that fronts the World Famous Akebono Theater

The clock that fronts the World Famous Akebono Theater

From “Pahoa… We do it Puna Style

Someone looks after Pahoa Town

Someone looks after Pahoa Town

The Roaming Gnome Arrives in Hawaii

I’ll be following the Travelocity Roaming Gnome on the top of my blog while he visits the Hawaii Islands.

If anyone is interested in possibly meeting the Roaming Gnome along the way… I’m gonna try and keep close contact with him while he’s on the Big Island.

The Traveloicty Roaming Gnome Get's Leid (Click for other pictures of him getting "leid")

The Traveloicty Roaming Gnome Get's Leid (Click for other pictures of him getting "leid")

King of Vert and a Word From the Mayor’s Office

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From the Mayors Office:

A Skate Contest and Anti-Drug Driving Awareness Project event will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 1, 2009, at Pāhoa Skate Park (check-in starts at 9:30 a.m.).

The contest, called “King of the Vert,” is being coordinated by Hawai‘i Broadcast Media Center and Healing Our Island. Entry is free for all competitors. To promote sustainability and a clean aina, competitors are asked to bring some form of recyclable trash to enter.

The contest will be preceded by a blessing of the park by Fifth District Councilwoman Emily Naeole at 10:30 a.m.

For information, call Adam Palumbo, 938-8593.

Wordless Wednesday – Spotted Gecko

Spotted Gecko