Southwest Comes to Hawaii
SOUTHWEST COMES TO HAWAII!

I’ve been hearing about Southwest Airlines’ plan to provide flights to Hawaii for over a year now.  They officially began marketing flights today! Read More

 

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TIME FOR CHANGE?

Happy New Year!
A New Year is always a good time to “start a fresh”, re-invent yourself, begin again…
The calendar year represents a new cycle for many things, why not jump on that wave of change and ride that momentum to your advantage!  Read More

 

Online flight booking
ARE THE AIRLINES JACKING THE PRICE ON YOU?

With the advent of the world wide web, people can easily shop around for the best prices on items or services. Whether its shoes, a book, or airline tickets, it’s not uncommon for a consumer to look out for different sites in search of the best deals.  Read More

 

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MAUNA LANI CLOSES ON OCT 1ST

A buzz topic amongst tourism industry personnel has been the forthcoming closing of The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows. In less than a month, October 1st, 2018 the hotel will close its doors.  Read More

 

D The Driver's Hat and Shoes
D’s WARDROBE HIGHLIGHT: HATS AND FOOTWEAR

“D, where do you get your hats?”, is a consistent question I get.  I know I look so fly that some people want to get some of that flavor and take it home with them. Lol!  So, if you’re on the Big Island, be sure to visit The Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo…. Read More

 

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IS THE COAST CLEAR?!

IS THE COAST CLEAR?  FOR KONA, YES. FOR HILO, NOT SO MUCH. YES, HURRICANE LANE, HAS BEEN DOWNGRADED TO A CAT 1 TROPICAL STORM, BUT…  Read More

 

Honu at Punaluu Beach
KAILUA-KONA WITH D THE DRIVER

The last blog I wrote was at the tail end of May. That was just before I took my trip back to the East Coast. It was on this visit when my laptop was stolen from my rental vehicle… Read More 

 

 

Kailua-Kona transportation
INTERESTING PEOPLE, INTERESTING CONVERSATIONS

What does an Admiral of a British Royal Navy submarine, a South Korean car engineer, a billion-dollar real estate broker, and major recording artist have…  Read More

 

 

Travel Is The Best Classroom
TRAVEL IS THE BEST CLASSROOM!

I believe that travel is the best classroom.  Find any excuse to go on an excursion to various parts of the globe.  Anywhere different will expand your knowledge of the world, it’s people, and most importantly… Read More

 

UBER vs. Taxi
IS UBER A WORTHWHILE ALTERNATIVE TO A TAXI, IN KONA?

The name UBER has some taxi drivers all over the world shaking in their boots. The Kona market is no exception… Read More

 

 

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Friend Requests From Sexy Women… Or Are They?

As Mark Zuckerberg faces the questions of lawmakers, Tuesday, April 10th, concerning Facebook’s role in The promotion of “fake news”, the Russians use of FB to influence the presidential election… Read More

 

 

 

D At a'a Lava
Lava Lava!

Yesterday, I transported two fun groups to the Hamakua Coast.  One young lady asked me some questions about the distinction between the two lava types and why do they form so differently…  Read More

 

Manta Ray Floats By
Checking Out The Manta Rays

As a driver, people ask me all the time about fun activities to do on the Kona-Kohala coast. “How are the manta dives?” is a common question. Read More

 

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“Was that a Mongoose?”

“Did you see that squirrel?” Said the young lady from the back seat of my van.  She was referring to the mongoose that just darted across the road as we exited The Fairmont Orchid Hotel.  “Oh… that was a mongoose.”, I replied with a smile.  Read More

 

Ballistic Threat To Hawaii?
Hawaii Gets a Major Scare!

As of late, the tension between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un, were in the back of everyone’s mind.   For the people of Hawaii, yesterday, the conflict rushed to the forefront in a scary way.  Read More

 

First Asian-American in Space
The New Name of Kona’s Airport.

Upon entering the Kona International Airport (KOA), you’ll notice an addition to the signage.  It now reads Ellison Onizuka Kona International  Airport At Keahole.  Read more

 

Diving from cliff in Keauhou Bay!
Kayaking, Snorkeling, Cliff Jumping, and Cave Exploration in One Adventure!

People are always asking me about things to do, while in Kona. I always answer with the same response. “It all depends on what you are interested in doing.” There’s an incredible…Read more

 

Ironman 2017 prep
IRONMAN 2017 Descends on Kona-Kohala!  

Kailua-Kona and the Kohala Coast is all a buzz!  Up and down the Queen Ka`ahumanu Highway, you’ll see cyclists preparing for this Saturday’s (October 14th) big event- The IRONMAN 2017 World Championship!  Read More…

 

Hualālai, Kohala, Kona, Hawaii
Lava Rocks, Ocean, Sunshine, and Goats!

Hawai’i Island, more commonly referred to as “The Big Island”, is a magical and wonderful place!   Boasting 4 of the 5 major climate zones, and 8 of the 13 sub-zones.  Read More…

 

Kailua-Kona transportation
Enter D The Driver!

My name is D The Driver.  Welcome to my blog site!  If you are reading this, undoubtedly, you are visiting or planning a visit to the Kohala-Coast, here on Hawai’i Island (aka, The Big Island).  My blogs will focus on the sights and activities of the Big Island (Through my lens, of course.).  Read More…

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