Aloha! Kona Awaits! My First Post.


I was standing above the ocean, at the top of a hill, over looking a golf course and a lava field in Keauhou in 2010. A tourist ran up to me and said, “What are these hills!? Someone told me Alli Drive was flat!”

And after talking to her for over an hour about where to run, where to snorkel, where to watch the volcano, if it was safe to run alone, how come there are wild goats on the golf course and when the sun rose, I knew that I had A LOT of knowledge to impart on people who wanted to discover Kona, Keauhou, and the Big Island.

And, so this blog follows my journey for the years that I live here, in finding new places, new deals, and new experiences. These will be intertwined with my experiences and thoughts about what I have learned from living on the Big Island for a year in 2005-06 and coming back for numerous visits in 2007-2008, and now living here full time.

I will fill these pages with photography, my hobby, and video clips, my newfound way to truly show what I mean, and lace it together with my natural enthusiasm for showing people things I get excited about living on this island. Join me on a tropical and fun adventure!

Lava + Ocean = Kona

Spread the word if you love what you heard! #365kona so we can say Thanks!

Meet the Author

Julie Ziemelis

Julie Ziemelis is the creator of 365Kona, 365 Things to Do in Kona on Facebook, 365Hawaii on YouTube, the Kona Newbies Group, the "Best of Kona" Festival and author of "How to Move to Kona" and "The Insiders Guide to Buying Real Estate on the Big Island of Hawaii". Both Eric and Julie Ziemelis are passionate about creating an amazing experience for anyone who wants to vacation or buy real estate on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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