Big Island Visitors Bureau ( A good primer on sights, regions, weather, accommodations and other Big Island basics.

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

Konaweb ( Handy all-island events calendar and forums.

Andy Bumatai's the Daily Pidgin ( Island insights and lol hilarity from this favorite island comedian.

NigaHiga on YouTube ( Twenty-something Hilo native Ryan Higa, a YouTube sensation, exemplifies the humor of today's youth.

Lonely Planet ( Destination information, hotel bookings, traveler forum and more.