Just a Reminder During this Political Season… Island Candidates!

I will not be accepting any advertisements for any political candidates on my blog this year, those that know… it was the same for me in the last election.

I will be accepting announcements from candidates regarding their campaigns.

I hope that folks understand that any political announcement that may be made on my blog is simply being passed on by me and does not mean I endorse that candidate.

I think it benefits us all for candidates to push their message.  If any candidate begins to try and use my blog as a “soap box”… it will be quickly squandered.

I do welcome political announcements, messages and letters of support.  I won’t allow any blatant advertisements.

With that said, I will do my best to try and not even open my mouth as to whom I’m gonna vote to this year.

I may be referring to this post a lot…

So once again… I’m not accepting ads… Please folks don’t think any messages that I receive from candidates stand as an endorsement of that candidate.

Umauma Falls Zipline Experience Featured on About.Com

12/13/10 *UPDATE* This tour has now been canceled due to safety concerns for more information about the new Ziplines that KapohoKine will be opening see here: KapohoKine to Build New Zipline Course… Ends Affiliation with Umauma Ziplines Due to Safety Concerns.

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How cool is this, when I went Ziplining at the Umauma Falls Zipline Experience, I had a great chance to meet with a great group of writers from all over the place.

(L-R) Margaret Kearns, Ellen H. Parlapiano, Albert Rodriguez, Sami Ewers, Deston Nokes and John Fischer watch as I make awa or kava for them.

It was good fun spending a few days with these guys on the Big Island Media Tour sponsored by the Big Island Visitors Bureau.

John Fischer is the Hawaii Travel Writer for About.com and he’s been blogging about things in Hawaii since 1997.

Little did I know that John would actually show a picture of me in one of their posts that gets read around the world in his recent post The Umauma Falls Zipline Experience Photo Gallery.  The Picture of me is actually on page 2 and you need to click it to make it larger.

Just wanted to say it was great meeting you and look forward to your other posts.  Mahalo for showing a picture of me!

That picture is actually one of my favorites that has been taken of me in a long time!

Just a reminder folks… the Umauma Falls Zipline Experience are not the same ziplines that are at the World Botanical Gardens.  They are completely different although located fairly close to the World Botanical Gardens.

What it’s Really Like Here… Every EFFING Night – The Coqui Cycle

Some folks love them, some folks hate them, but most of us have learned to live and adapt with these sounds all night.

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*Update Link Fixed* Enter to Win King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel Three-Night Hawaiian Getaways

Media Release:
King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel has a lot to celebrate this year, and to do that, the resort is giving away a free Three-Night Hawaiian Getaway each month, complete with a $100 Food Credit. Lucky winners will experience exciting upgrades at the hotel, including a complete room renovation, new infinity pool, and more.

For Hawaiian Getaway Giveaway details and to enter, please visit www.konabeachhotel.com, or find us on Facebook® to discover more.

The iconic resort has a lot to celebrate in 2010 … here are a dozen reasons why:

1.   All 230 rooms in the West Tower are “new” – new furnishings, bathrooms, and more! Rooms in the East Tower will be completed mid-February
2.   New infinity pool overlooks Kamakahonu Bay, Kailua-Kona’s only white sand beach
3.   New Bar
4. Renovated public areas, including new retail shops and the lobby to be completed soon
5. More than 100 new parking stalls
6. Visit culturally rich sites – both on and off property
7. Located in the heart of historic Kailua Village, within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and activities
8. Popular Island Breeze Lu’au
9. Excellent snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, and stand-up paddle board action
10. Complimentary Kona coffee and coffee makers in every room
11. Complimentary wireless Internet
12. New mini refrigerator, and large flat-screen television in every room
… and that’s just a dozen!

King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is a 454-room resort located on 13 beachfront acres. Adjacent to Kailua Pier on the Big Island’s sunny Kona coast, the area comprises a significant historical site, King Kamehameha the Great’s final residence. Conveniently located at the start of famous Ali’i Drive, the resort is within walking distance to many other cultural sites, restaurants, shopping, and more. King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is a proud sponsor of the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament, the annual Kona Brewers Festival, the Ford Ironman World Championship Triathlon, and other signature local, national, and international events. For reservations or information, call (808) 329-2911, visit us at www.konabeachhotel.com, or find us on Facebook® to discover more about us.

3.2 Earthquake Shakes Kilauea Summit this Morning

A minor earthquake occurred at 7:34:49 AM (HST) on Friday, January 15, 2010 .
The magnitude 3.2 event occurred 3 km (2 miles) WSW of Kilauea Summit.
The hypocentral depth is 15 km ( 9 miles).

Full Report Here:

http://tux.wr.usgs.gov/Quakes/hv00036324.html