Author Archive for Neil Wolkodoff

5 Big Island food festivals to look out for 2018

5 Big Island food festivals to look out for 2018

One of the best places for food and cultural festivals is the Big Island of Hawaii. The reasons are simple – the festivals really get the community behind them so it’s a big production, and after the festival or before, the Big Island has almost endless exploring and relaxing options. And, as Hawaii is trying […]

The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival

The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival

Cigar smoking as a pastime is gaining popularity compared to five years ago. The reasons are simple – a pleasant experience generally with good friends in a relaxed atmosphere with an adult beverage. And, it is an activity that cigar smokers enjoy while traveling. With over 2200 in attendance, The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival held […]

4 unique Big Island spa experiences

4 unique Big Island spa experiences

Nothing like a beach breeze and flowing palm trees to make you relax during a spa treatment. On the Big Island of Hawaii, there are four venues that are unique in their approach, and worth your time to get the ‘aaahhhh’ factor. As our explorations revealed, sometimes bigger is not better as some of the […]

The 5 best luxury hotels on the Big Island of Hawaii

The 5 best luxury hotels on the Big Island of Hawaii

No matter where you travel from, Hawaii is a pretty long journey. After all that travel, many people just prefer to park at one beautiful property/resort and be able to soak up the rays, the surf and dine on local delicacies. Here are the best properties on the Big Island that fit that purpose of […]

The 6 best golf holes and courses on the Big Island

The 6 best golf holes and courses on the Big Island

Lava fields and sea views make for spectacular golf on the Big Island of Hawaii. Not every course can have every hole running along the ocean. If it did, you might get taken from the majesty of the view and duff the shot! What makes golf interesting on the Big Island is how each course […]

Dine like a local on the Big Island

Dine like a local on the Big Island

The Big Island of Hawaii has numerous of restaurants that provide an upscale experience. Once in a while, you want to just come in your slippas’ and dine where the locals hang. A little more relaxed, a bit more local flavor and no shortage of interesting personalities. Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill is reputed to […]

The 6 best brunch options in Denver

The 6 best brunch options in Denver

Denver International Airport is a gateway hub and destination airport as it is now the 7th busiest airport in the U.S. With that increase in business comes the explosion of dining options. Maybe it traces back to the cowpoke days, but breakfast and an early start are pretty synonymous with the region. And if you […]

The 8 best seaside dining options on Hawaii

The 8 best seaside dining options on Hawaii

The Kohala coast seems to stretch almost endlessly on the Big Island of Hawaii. And nothing might be more memorable than seaside dining at sunset. The restaurants along this coast have maximized their seating and arrangements for the best viewing. While almost all feature local seafood, you will be surprised at the variety of options, […]

8 highlights on the Big Island of Hawaii

8 highlights on the Big Island of Hawaii

The Big Island of Hawaii from the sea floor to the top of Mauna Kea is 33,500 feet. That is one big volcano. More surprising is the diversity of things to do on the Big Island as it has almost every climate zone on the planet in over 4,000 square miles of land mass. Beaches […]

The 7 best Cali-Baja experiences in San Diego

The 7 best Cali-Baja experiences in San Diego

San Diego is “Cali-Baja” culture, a blend of Mexico and California. From experiences to restaurants, San Diego gives you a chance to try this historical mix in a region rich with both old and new cultural direction. Yes, San Diego is water, whales, golf and history. Under it all is this different cultural melt that […]