HILO LIVING

Resources for Visiting and Living in Hilo Hawaii


 

 

 

We just published a book about why people in Hawaii are healthier and happier than people living elsewhere in the US. Our research uncovered hundreds of health studies that contradicted everything we knew about a healthy diet and life style. Find out why the environment, life style, and foods in Hawaii improve longevity and happiness for many of the people living on the islands.

Hilo Hawaii is a town surrounded by water falls and tropical gardens with a mixture of Asian and Polynesian cultures. Hilo is renowned for its festivals, flowers, music, tropical rainy climate, and laid back lifestyle.

HiloLiving keeps track of events in Hilo Hawaii with resources and insights about moving to Hawaii, shipping cars and belongings to Hawaii, and renting and setting up a household in Hawaii.

We just published a travel guide paperback: Your Ideal Hawaii Island Vacation: A Guide for Visiting the Big Island of Hawaii. The guide includes over 150 places we love in Hilo and all around on the island, with directions and photographs (black and white) to describe them. We included our research on the legends and historical backgrounds about the sites.

Hilo Hawaii hosts the most renowned hula competition, Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, which draws hula lovers from around the world to Hilo during Easter week. Here is the 2015 Merrie Monarch schedule.

Hilo has year round festivals and pageantry such as the Royal Order of King Kamehameha celebration, the County Fair, the Hilo PowWow, Polynesian dance performances, and Hawaiian music festivals.

Downtown Hilo is lined with gift shops, clothing stores, restaurants, and treats like Hawaiian shave ice. Hilo's Farmers market is at the corner of Kamehameha and Mamo streets and the Bandstand in downtown Hilo is used for celebrations and performances. Parades through downtown Hilo celebrate holidays during the year.

Hilo Hawaii sits below Mauna Kea Volcano and above Hilo Bay. The Banyan Drive peninsula has Hilo's hotels, Liliuokalani Gardens, and is covered by a canopy of Banyan trees named for famous people. During the year Hilo Bay has Outrigger canoe races and cruise liners visit weekly.

Check out our books about health and lifestyle, visiting, buying a home, and moving to Hawaii Island.
YOUR IDEAL HAWAII HEALTH: Why people in Hawaii are so Healthy and Happy
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YOUR IDEAL HAWAII ISLAND VACATION: A Guide for Visting the Big Island of Hawaii
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YOUR IDEAL HAWAII HOME: Avoid Disaster when Buying or Building in Hawaii
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YOUR IDEAL HAWAII MOVE: A Guide for Moving to Hawaii Island
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YOUR IDEAL HAWAII DAY PLANNER 2015

We blog about life in Hawaii, health, food, travel, personal economics, Hawaii homes, energy, and local activities from our perspective living on the island of Hawaii.

 

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