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Best Hiking Trails on the Big Island of Hawaii

By | Hikes, Things to Do

Those considering vacation rentals at Kolea in Waikoloa might be interested to know that Hawaii has more to offer than just beautiful beaches. Among the many reasons to venture to Hawaii for a vacation, Hawaii boasts some of the most gorgeous hiking trails anywhere in the world. The “big island”…

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Famous TV Shows in Hawaii: Lost

By | Uncategorized

Die-hard fans of the hit T.V. show Lost probably know that much of the series was filmed in Oahu, but folks looking at vacation rentals at Kolea in Waikoloa may not be aware that the locations where Lost was shot have become tourist spots unto their own. While Lost was…

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Famous Hawaiian Foods

By | About Hawaii, Food

Those looking at vacation rentals at Kolea in Waikoloa might be interested in attending a traditional Hawaiian luau. Indeed, when people think of Hawaiian food, often the first image to pop into their minds is a pig on a spit. While pigs on spits are indeed quite Hawaiian, there’s more…

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Famous TV Shows in Hawaii: Baywatch

By | About Hawaii, Culture

Those looking at vacation rentals at Kolea in Waikoloa may know that there are plenty of T.V. shows that have been filmed in Hawaii over the years. One of those shows was Baywatch. Baywatch existed in two separate incarnations: Los Angeles and Hawaii.  The original show, set in Los Angeles, ran…

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The History of the Ukulele

By | About Hawaii, Music

Ukuleles are making a comeback recently. With the resurgence of Americana-style folk and alt-country music, newer bands are taking a keen interest in some of the traditional musical instruments associated with the genre. Alongside banjos and fiddles, ukuleles are one of the most popular featured instruments. While those who are…

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How The Hawaiian Islands Were Formed

By | About Hawaii, History

Those who are looking for vacation rentals at Kolea in Waikoloa might also be interested in knowing about some of the natural history of the islands. Hawaii, like a number of island chains, was created by volcanoes below the surface of the ocean. The earth’s crust can be described by…

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Legends of Hawaii: Night Marchers

By | About Hawaii, Kolea, Legends

Hawaii is well known for its beautiful beaches, varying landscapes, relaxing island living, and of course our vacation rentals in Kolea! Not many vacationers realize, however, that from the times of ancient Hawaii to our modern day, there are several legends that have been passed down that relate to the…

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