Resources

Big Island Visitors Bureau (www.gohawaii.com/big-island) A good primer on sights, regions, weather, accommodations and other Big Island basics.

Big Island Hikes (www.bigislandhikes.com) Dozens of hikes are reviewed, with firsthand accounts and helpful tips.

Konaweb (www.konaweb.com) Handy all-island events calendar and forums.

Andy Bumatai's the Daily Pidgin (www.youtube.com/user/ToolinAroundHI) Island insights and lol hilarity from this favorite island comedian.

NigaHiga on YouTube (www.youtube.com/user/nigahiga) Twenty-something Hilo native Ryan Higa, a YouTube sensation, exemplifies the humor of today's youth.

Lonely Planet (www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/hawaii/hawaii-the-big-island) Destination information, hotel bookings, traveler forum and more.