Big Island of Hawaii – Volcano & South Point Areas

Visit the Big Island of Hawaii – Volcano & South Point Areas – Part 4

Aloha! E komo mai!

Hele mai! Hele mai!

Welcome back!

Mahalo for continuing on our tour of the Big Island of Hawaii! If you missed any of the last 3 buses (pages) of our tour you can hop on by clicking the link below of the tour you missed or the tour you are interest in joining. I do recommend visiting the areas of the Big Island in the order lsted:

The Big Island of Hawaii – Part 1 – North Kohala
The Big Island of Hawaii – Part 2 – Hamakua Coast
The Big Island of Hawaii – Part 3 – Hilo

The Big Island of Hawaii, also named Hawaii, is the most diverse of all the Hawaiian Islands. You can travel around the Big Island of Hawaii in one day and go from white sand beaches to snow capped volcanoes; from cacti on cattle ranches to tropical rain forest; from black beaches to green sand beaches; and then on to live erupting volcanoes. All in one day!

But wait! You don’t want to do it all in one day!

Relax, take your time, enjoy! There is so much to see and do on a Big Island of Hawaii Circle Island Tour!

If you have the time to stay and visit for a while, it is well worth it to plan on staying for at least a week. Then you can take your time to see the many things this island has to offer.

There are so many unique and interesting places to visit and enjoy on the Big Island that a week is barely enough time to take it all in. Driving around the island without stopping to see anything the island has to offer would be a huge mistake!

Slow down, absorb the beauty. Slow down and experience the diverse cultures and lifestyles, Slow down and savor the exotic tastes and aromas of Hawaii’s Big Island.
This is a Hawaiian Hale (House) – Tradition Requires that You remove Your Shoes Before You Go Inside Someones Home in Hawaii. Some of the Temples in Hawaii Also
This is a Hawaiian Hale Please Remove Your Shoes
This is a Hawaiian Hale Please Remove Your Shoes
Eh! No Forget!

You Gotta Remove Your Shoes Before You Go Inside

Keali’i Reichel
Keali’i Reichel | Source
Kauanoeanuhea – Keali’i Reichel

Press the play button and listen to the beautiful and heart-felt music from my home in Hawaii, while you continue on the Big Island of Hawaii Circle Island Tour – Part 4.

This is one of my favorite Hawaiian songs sung and played by Keali’i Reichel.

Who am I kidding? They are all my favorites! His music is so beautiful and makes me so long to me home in Hawaii!
Pahoa – Kalapana – Volcano Area – South Point – Naalehu

The Big Island is an extraordinarily diverse island.

It is so very different from the other Hawaiian Islands most tourist choose to visit with their prearranged tour packages. Every part of the island that we visit has something different to experience.

The original site grew so large that I was forced to break the tour into 6 segments to make it easier to view.

Be sure to catch each bus (page) to see a different part of the Big Island of Hawaii on each one. Below you will find the links to the next 2 parts of the tour and at the end of each page I have put a link to the next bus (page) in line to board.

On this segment of the tour, we will be covering Pahoa – Kalapana – Volcano Area – South Point – Naalehu, and points in between, along the Southern part of the island.

These are the last 3 buses (pages) of the tour to catch.

Big Island of Hawaii – Part 5 – South Kona Coast

Big Island of Hawaii – Part 6 – Kailua-Kona

Big Island of Hawaii – Part 7 – North Kona Coast – Coming Soon

The Big Island of Hawaii – Waimea & N. Kohala

Welcome to the Big Island of Hawaii Circle Island Tour

Aloha! E Komo Mai!

Hele Mai! Hele Mai!

The Big Island of Hawaii, also named Hawaii, is the most diverse of all the Hawaiian Islands. You can travel around the Big Island of Hawaii in one day and go from white sand beaches to snow-capped volcanoes; from cacti on cattle ranches to tropical rain forest; from black beaches to green sand beaches; and then on to live erupting volcanoes. All in one day!

But wait! You don’t want to do it all in one day!

Relax, take your time, enjoy! There is so much to see and do on a Big Island of Hawaii Circle Island Tour!
Big Island of Hawaii Circle Island Tour Part 1 – Waimea & North Kohala
We Have Expanded

This hub grew so large that I was forced to break the tour into 6 segments to make it easier to view. Be sure to catch each bus (page) to see a different part of the Big Island of Hawaii on each one. On the bottom of each page will be a link to the next bus (page) to take you to the next portion of the tour around the island.

On this page, we will cover the northern part of the Big Island of Hawaii. We leave from Kailua-Kona and head north to Waimea.

Please remember to click the link at the end of the lens to continue to the next part of the Big Island of Hawaii Tour – the Hamakua Coastline.

Mahalo nui loa,

June – Kona Girl

Big Island of Hawaii – Part 2 – Hamakua Coast

Big Island of Hawaii – Part 3 – Hilo

Big Island of Hawaii – Part 4 – Volcano Area

Big Island of Hawaii – Part 5 – South Kona Coast

Big Island of Hawaii – Part 6 – Kailua-Kona
This is a Hawaiian Hale (House) – Tradition Requires You Remove Your Shoes Before You Enter

Eh! No Forget! You Gotta Remove Your Shoes Before You Go Inside
Now That You’ve Removed Your Shoes……
Stick Around for a While

It is well worth it to take your time and plan on staying for a while. There are so many unique and interesting things for you to enjoy while visiting the Big Island of Hawaii. You don’t want to just drive around the island without stopping and miss it all!

Slow down….absorb the beauty!

Slow down and experience the diverse cultures and lifestyles of the Big Island; slow down and savor the exotic tastes and aromas that the Big Island of Hawaii has to offer.

Each part of the island that we visit has something different to experience; something different to cherish; and something different to create memories for you to take home with you!
Keali’i Reichel Sings “Kawaipunahele”

Press the play button and listen to the beautiful and heart-felt music from my home in Hawaii, while you take the Circle Island Tour of the Big Island of Hawaii with me.

Big Island of Hawaii – Hilo

Big Island of Hawaii – Part 3 – Hilo

Aloha! E komo mai!

Hele mai! Hele mai!

Welcome back!

Mahalo for continuing our tour of the Big Island of Hawaii! If you missed Part 1 and 2 of our tour you can catch the buses (lens) you missed at:

The Big Island of HawaiiThe Big Island of Hawaii – Hamakua Coast

The tour is broken up into 6 segments to make it easier to view. Make sure you catch each bus (lens) to visit each part of the Big Island of Hawaii. In this lens we will be covering the capital of the Big Island, the city of Hilo.
This is a Hawaiian Hale (House) – Tradition Requires that You Remove Your Shoes before Entering
This is a Hawaiian Hale Please Remove Your Shoes
This is a Hawaiian Hale Please Remove Your Shoes

Eh! No Forget!

You Gotta Remove Your Shoes Before You Go Inside
Now That You’ve Taken Off Your Shoes…..
Kick Back & Relax

It is well worth it to take your time and plan on staying for a while.

There are so many unique and interesting things for you to enjoy while visiting the Big Island of Hawaii. You don’t want to just drive around the island without stopping and miss it all!

You will want to slow down and absorb the beauty; slow down and experience the diverse cultures and life styles; slow down and savor the exotic tastes and aromas that the Big Island of Hawaii has to offer.

Each part of the island that we visit has something diverse and unique to experience.
Links to All the Lens on this Tour

Big Island of Hawaii – Part 1 – North Kohala

Big Island of Hawaii – Part 2 – Hamakua Coast

Big Island of Hawaii – Part 3 – Hilo

Big Island of Hawaii – Part 4 – Volcano Area & South Point

Big Island of Hawaii – Part 5 – Kona Coast

Big Island of Hawaii – Part 6 – Kailua-Kona

When To Tour Yellowstone National Park

Depending on what you weather you prefer, most seasons are perfect for traveling to Yellowstone National Park. Fall, winter and summer are the seasons most would recommend for exploring the park, with mid-June being the most suggested month. Take advantage of what nature has to offer as you fish, camp, enjoy wildlife, and hike. Relish in the company of blooming wildflowers at this time and enjoy the comfortable, warm weather and cool nights. However, this is the most popular time for tourists to venture to Yellowstone, so you may be accompanied by crowds of tourists as well as wildlife. Be warned of the abundance of trailers who haul to the park every summer. If you still want to brave the crowds, travel before mid-June or after Labor Day to avoid being bombarded by too many people.

Spring and winter are probably least ideal seasons to visit the park, as visitors may be unwillingly greeted with cold and snow. It also isn’t rare to have many rainy days during this time, resulting in trails smeared with mud and snow. If you are seeking a more economical vacation, Fall would be a great time for you to travel Yellowstone. Because it is an off season, most lodging and restaurant rates are lower. The beautiful Aspen trees also turn a brilliant gold shade.

Also be mindful of closed roads that are inevitable for reconstruction around the park. Mammoth Hot Springs is the only road open year-round. In addition to the closed roads, snowplowing may prohibit traveling by vehicles also, and this usually begins in March and end around April.

Whatever season you choose to visit Yellowstone promises to grant you an unparalleled view of wildlife, geysers, and mountainous landscapes.

Now that you know the best time to experience this magnificent national park, it’s time to start planning and preparing for your Yellowstone tour, so that you make the most out of your visit!

Why Taking A Bus Tour Is A Great Way To Travel

There are many ways to travel. Some people like to see the world by hopping a flight to some far off destination and then hopping on a cab to check out the local hotspots. Others prefer to board a cruise when they take a trip to Hawaii or some tropical locale. However, one of the best methods of taking a tour remains taking a bus tour. Taking a tour by bus allows you to take your tour and see it from a different point of view. Check out some of the other reasons to take a bus tour below:

• Someone else is handling the driving. This can be especially useful in areas that you’re no familiar with, such as overseas. It’s also helpful for conditions that you would rather avoid, such as traffic and weather.

• Tour guides are a great source of knowledge for the area you’re visiting. They’ll give you a running commentary of the area you’re visiting.

• A planned itinerary to maximize for both your time on the tour and also to make sure you get to see all of the key sights that you want to visit.

• Taking a bus tour can be a lot cheaper than traveling on your own. Your tour will likely include accommodations, food, a driver and of course, the gas, which in itself can be quite expensive. Think about how much money you’d be saving on the price of renting a car and booking a hotel room alone.

• Busses are very comfortable. They have upgraded seats, onboard restrooms, controlled temperatures and sometimes televisions in the headrests.

• Booking a tour now can save you a lot of money by locking your costs in place before prices rise up.

• Traveling by bus can allow you to enjoy other activities while riding the bus. While you’re riding along, you can pull out your favorite gadget and kill time. You can listen to your iPod, play your PSP or any other time-killing fun activity to enjoy while taking your tour of Yellowstone or anywhere else you’re traveling to. Just try to be considerate and not play your Britney Spears CD too loud since you’re sharing close quarters with other passengers.

• Take a nap. If you’re traveling on a bus, you can take a nap and catch up on some shuteye to save some energy before the next stop on your tour.

• Some seats will have power outlets so that you can charge your electronics while you ride. If you’re lucky, you might even come across a bus that has wi-fi so you can take advantage of the wireless Internet feature available, too.

• If you’re the kind of person who enjoys talking to others tour-taking people, you’ll love the opportunity to converse with others who obviously have a similar interest with you as they are headed to the same destinations. You’ll be able to share stories, tips, ideas, and other fun information.

As you can see, there are a lot of great reasons to take a bus tour of Las Vegas or any other tour to see the world. Se all of the destinations and sights you’ve always wanted to see while someone else does the driving by hopping aboard a bus and taking a tour today!

Yellowstone National Park

Established on March 1, 1872 by President Ulysses S. Grant, Yellowstone National Park was the first national park established in the world. And throughout its glorious history, millions of visitors have taken to its many spectacular features including the waterfalls, geysers and rock formations that have made this natural wonder the highlight of many tourists’ trips. And because of these fantastic features, Yellowstone has long been one of the favorite places for people to visit when taking a vacation. And with that, here are some of the top places to make sure you visit when booking your tour of Yellowstone:

Old Faithful

For good reason, Old Faithful is the most popular place to visit when taking a trip to Yellowstone. Visitors to this world-famous geyser will witness its eruption and have an opportunity to walk around the Upper Geyser Basin to see some of the other geysers in the area as well as a walk around the boardwalks

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

While not as big as the one you would see when taking a Grand Canyon tour, Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon is breathtaking. The Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon is the most photographed feature of Yellowstone. At 308 feet high, this spectacular water fall is truly breathtaking. Make sure to take time to venture to both sides of the falls and take in all of the scenery that this attraction has to offer.

Mammoth Hot Springs

Featuring some of the oldest buildings in the Park, this site contains the Park’s headquarters and dates back to the days that the United States Army managed this historic national park. Allow yourself enough time to drop by the Visitor’s Center to watch a film, browse the Center’s history exhibit and more. And if you’re lucky, see if you can catch a glimpse of the elk that are often seen grazing on the lawns Mammoth Village.

Tower Fall

Other than the Lower Falls covered above, Tower Fall is the most popular waterfall in Yellowstone. Located behind the General Store, Tower Fall provides a tremendous view. However, the true beauty behind this location is when you hike down to the basin of the Fall. Take a hike down to the bottom and enjoy the grand experience that this destination can offer.

Yellowstone Lake

Huge bodies of water are always popular and Yellowstone Lake truly is one. This lake is the largest high-altitude lake in the lower 48 states and features a tremendous view of snow-capped mountains across the lake.

Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces

With white rocks layered and piled like tiers of a wedding cake surrounding shallow pools of hot springs, Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces is one of the top sights to take in when going on a Yellowstone trip. Enjoy the orange, blue, green, blue and yellow pools of hot spring water and take in the sulfur-scented floats and take in the warmth these provide to visitors on cooler days of the year.

Old Faithful Inn

One of Yellowstone sights, this Inn provides a fantastic view of Old Faithful’s eruptions from this Inn’s second-floor balcony and is one of the most charming places to visit when visiting Yellowstone.

Hawaii Tours Your Grandmother Never Took

Maybe your grandmother goes off-roading in Hummers, snorkeling with sharks, hiking to the edge of active lava flows, and horseback riding on cattle ranches, but mine doesn’t. At least she didn’t before she went on some amazing Hawaii tours with me. Touring in Hawaii today is not the tours of yesterday. Gone are the days spent riding a bus to Hilo Hatties and weaving baskets out of Hala leaves. Not that these activities don’t have some merit and fun involved. But today’s Hawaii tours are all about extreme adventure, extreme excitement, and extreme fun.

Today on the island of Oahu you can get picked up from your hotel in a Hummer and travel about an hour north of Honolulu to Kualoa Ranch. The 4000 acres of Kualoa were once the domicile of kings, and this land is considered to be some of the most hallowed and sacred acreage in Oahu.

The scenery looks like something out of a movie set, and in fact many movies and television shows were shot on this location. Jurassic Park and Lost were both filmed here and indeed some of the land is so rugged and remote that you half expect to see a T-Rex appear in the rear view mirror of your off-road vehicle. Kualoa Ranch can also be toured in all terrain vehicles and horseback

If water excitement is more your thing, then swimming and snorkeling with sharks might be just the thrill you’re looking for. Be prepared to travel by boat three miles out from the famous North Shore in Oahu and get ready to step into a cage made of steel bars and insulated glass.

In this cage you will be eyeball to eyeball with Sandbar or Galapagos sharks that stretch three times the length of your average grandmother. It is extreme excitement without the real danger. Swimming, snorkeling and diving next to these awesome creatures is without parallel.

Standing on the edge of a molten lava flow and feeling the force of 2000 degrees of active volcanic heat is a humbling experience to say the least. Hawaii is a place of great beauty and serenity, but it was also created out of a great natural violence. Watching this force up close and personal, whether by land or by air, is awe inspiring. It’s like being in the center of the earth and watching tectonic plates move. Or like seeing a meteor strike. Basket weaving has nothing on this.

See Hawaii tours like it’s never been seen before. Get your adrenaline pumping, your blood coursing, and your heart pounding. Embrace adventure. Explore the depths of Hawaii’s oceans and the heights of Hawaii’s skies. Look deep into the abyss of a volcano, and know you’re alive.

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Travel Vacation in Hawaii by Bus

When it comes to making travel arrangements in Hawaii your best bet would be to use a booking service that will enable you to travel easily and effectively in. I have managed to find such a company that will not only give you peace of mind when booking through them, but many package options to meet all your needs, whether financially or wanting to be treated like a celebrity.

The travel vacation packages that I am recommending you look at are all six days long and available on a daily basis. This includes five night’s accommodation, round-trip airport transfers, and sightseeing transportation to Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City tour, or Maui, or big Island tour. This and more is available to you.

Each tour bus has a level 2 semi-guided tour service which will help you identify all major tourist attractions and anything in between that you would like to know. It truly does make sense for you to be making use of a service like this as it is incredibly easy to travel anywhere by bus. This is definitely the most cost-effective way to travel.

The only other thing that you would need to purchase to make use of the travel vacation package deal in Hawaii would be an airline ticket to get there. It is also recommended that you try to book in advance as it will enable you to get the best price available to you for your airline ticket, and your travel vacation package in Hawaii. The best part of this travel vacation package is really not the planning of it, but just the enjoyment and experience of it all. It really does make it easier when all your travel arrangements and everything in between are all ready organized ahead of time.

Looking for packages online will ensure your needs and expectations traveling in Hawaii are met. I highly recommend that you sign a service that will offer you complete peace of mind when booking. It also makes sense that you find out how reputable a company really is, before you book, and also do a bit of homework by seeing what previous travelers that have made use of this type of service have to say about this company.

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New business wins at Business Positioning Systems

Digital location management specialist Business Positioning Systems (BPS) has announced a number of new business wins. In the last six weeks, BPS has added Auto Pedigree, Domino’s Pizza, Supa Quick and Shoprite Liquor/Checkers Liquor to their growing list of blue chip clients.
In addition to the local wins, BPS has also landed the Disney Store account in the UK, handling the retailers’ location data clean up, optimisation and management.

“With up to 35% of online location data incorrect, it’s no surprise that more and more multi location businesses are joining the BPS family,” comments Commercial Director Gabriella Eidelman.

The state of digital location data in South Africa

The state of digital location data in South Africa
Issued by: Business Positioning Systems
The physical and digital worlds are becoming increasingly blurred. Today there is an almost seamless transition from digital interaction to physical transaction – how often do you search on your phone before shopping? According to BPS (Business Positioning Systems), any business with physical locations needs to replicate their physical footprint across all relevant digital platforms.
With this in mind, BPS wanted to find out how accurate digital location data is on the following platforms:

A brand’s website
Google maps
Top directories such as TripAdvisor

Using a sample of 20 top local businesses across retail, restaurant, fuel and hospitality (a total of over 2500 locations) BPS’s findings were frightening to say the least:

Own website – 15% of data incorrect
Google Maps – 25% of data incorrect
Other directories – 35% of data incorrect

Even though BPS deals with brand locations on a daily basis, the findings came as a shock. Gabriella Eidelman, partner at BPS comments, “We were left questioning what kind of business impact these results may have, so we built a model for this.

We used an average number of 10,000 store visits because our blue chip clients are currently driving that many consumers in store through our local search service.

15% of 10,000 visits to a brand’s store locator per month = 1,500 visits. This could equate to 1,500 lost customers per month. If each customer is worth just R50 spend to your business this equates to R75,000 in lost revenue!

25% of 10,000 visits to a brand’s Google locations per month = 2,500. This could mean a staggering 2,500 lost customers per month. Again if each customer is worth just R50 spend to your business this equates to R125,000 in lost revenue!

35% of 10,000 visits to a directory website = 3,500. This could mean a staggering 3,500 lost customers per month. Again if each customer is worth just R50 spend to your business this equates to R175,000 in lost revenue.

However we must remember the data is randomly incorrect and users won’t encounter an incorrect listing all of the time so let’s assume they will only encounter an incorrect listing 30% of the time and apply this to the total lost revenue potential:

Total Potential lost revenue – R375,000
30% of Total Potential lost revenue = R112,500 per month

According to Gabriella, this is a staggeringly large figure to any business to simply pour down the drain.

Buster Pitt, BPS Head of Sales, adds, “It’s also important to remember that these searches occur when the potential customer is already in buy mode – if they can’t find you the chances are they’ll turn to the closest competitor (the closest competitor with an accurate digital footprint as the consumer will probably do further research on their mobile). So not only are customers potentially losing over R100, 000 per month – they’re actually increasing competitor revenue.

Clients of BPS don’t have to worry about this risk because we don’t trust the location data given to us by any of our clients. Each and every location is put through our rigorous four-tier data cleansing process to ensure it mirrors the real world. Our process is so rigorous we end up correcting Google’s base map data on a weekly basis.”

The BPS service will help you list and maintain your location data on the most important platforms, tailored to your business. “Our list of bespoke directories will get your business covered on the highest ranking sites, including industry specific citations. No matter where your customers are searching, they will be able to find you online, driving them offline and closing the loop on an effective search strategy. With the above in mind, is having an accurate digital footprint a “nice to have”? Lost revenue sounds business critical to me,” concludes Buster.

For more info about this service, contact: [email protected]

Business Positioning Systems (BPS)
Business Positioning Systems (BPS) is South Africa’s leading location based search agency. Formed in 2007 to commercialise Point of Interest data listings on navigation devices, BPS went on to launch a number of location media solutions in the market. BPS now focuses on increasing client’s local search visibility across digital platforms such as Google, Teleatlas and Nokia maps. The company has unrivalled expertise on a global scale in Google Places Optimisation also known as Local SEO.