The Big Island

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    Jul 19, 2015 7:33 AM GMT
    It's awesome there and I can't stop thinking about it. So here's the offer.......

    Who wants to go with me??

    I am up for adventure and each time I was there I figured at least 10 things that I could create as a entrepreneur. This place just begs for creative thinkers with a plan. I just thought I would put it out there.

    I fell in love with it and now I need more!!

    Any ideas or suggestions you have had while on the Big Island of Hawaii??

    #inquirewithin
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    Jul 19, 2015 6:55 PM GMT
    Hawaii has a huge and quite diverse car culture, esp on Oahu, but land prices there are insane. I've always thought that the big island would be a great location for a proper multi-purpose motorsports facility.
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    Jul 19, 2015 7:18 PM GMT
    a303guy said... a proper multi-purpose motorsports facility.


    -Colorado had 4-6 club facilities and all of them closed due to the great recession
    -the recession has dampened local involvement in racing. Auto racing and to some extent sportbike racing is very expensive. Even the auto-x events are not well attended.
    -a new track opened (HPR) and it is located way out east in the middle of no where.
    -seems it is impossible to get local government planning to approve something like this. Look into a mixed use approach for a track facility and locate residential housing and lite industrial development to buffer the track. Either way its land intensive.
    -there is a big difference in a track surface that meant for local club use compared to a professional track.
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    Jul 19, 2015 7:36 PM GMT
    pellaz said
    a303guy said... a proper multi-purpose motorsports facility.


    -Colorado had 4-6 club facilities and all of them closed due to the great recession
    -the recession has dampened local involvement in racing. Auto racing and to some extent sportbike racing is very expensive. Even the auto-x events are not well attended.
    -a new track opened (HPR) and it is located way out east in the middle of no where.
    -seems it is impossible to get local government planning to approve something like this. Look into a mixed use approach for a track facility and locate residential housing and lite industrial development to buffer the track. Either way its land intensive.
    -there is a big difference in a track surface that meant for local club use compared to a professional track.


    Fully aware of all of the above, as I am both a Colorado resident, and work in the motorsports industry full time for nearly 30 years.
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    Jul 19, 2015 7:40 PM GMT
    Over 7 million travel to the Big Island via Cruse ships alone. They stop at Kona and Hilo. These bike would offer a fast glimpse to farmers markets, shopping etc. I am not they had them there, but they have 2-3 hour stop and I am sure they would love a better view of things.
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    Jul 19, 2015 7:48 PM GMT
    do an Isle of Man thing using existing streets
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    Jul 19, 2015 11:42 PM GMT
    I am not sure if the Big Island has this- I am sure there is bound to be one or the operator, but when I spent three weeks in Kauai, there was an kayak operator for sea kayaking.

    I did not see a lot of them - any case he had a great operation which I liked is the fact that he had a crew that already had the kayaks in place to our launch site, we would first meet at the main office location to do a head count, safety information, disclosure of emergency, etc, then we would board a van and that would take out to a main beach,...then the crew would meet us at the launching point, they would quickly explain the way to maneuver and sail the kayak if you had no prior knowledge... if you came as a pair they would pair you with a two seater versus one seater... the kayaks were already at the beach ready to launch, the crew of I think 2, one who drove the truck and another one to help take them get off the towe dolley they had. In essence, he had it to a science in terms of timing. Not sure how many he did in a day..I should have asked. The one I did started at 6:00 a.m.

    However, what I liked as well is that he used the local restaurants to supply his meals for our trips (so you got real hawaiian chefs to do this and in essence he also advertised to us of a restaurant....."Oh yeah that crab salad you can get a XXXX Restaurant, or that wrap comes from XXXX Restaurant,), how he got all those meals, fresh hawaiian coffee, fresh fruit in one of the kayaks, I was amazed and of course water proof and got forbid if this aid capsized...lol.

    Then in the middle of the sea kayaking trip we would stop at a secluded beach to rest, his aid would then prepare the meals, fresh coffee, etc, fruit all of course water proof...I thought it was amazing they were able to pack all that in one of the kayaks. I also thought, it would be neat to combine it for the adventurer traveler..in essence maybe start early in the morning 6:00 a.m., do a mountain bike run then head to the beach at embarkation point and do the kayaking trip beach. This would be good for some of the cruise ships heading there, and the adventurer traveler wanted to experience the Big Island in a different manner.

    Anyway, this was an amazing excursion that I will remember because the guide was very knowledgeable not only I was able to see some incredible beauty of the island that you can see through the ocean, but also experience dolphins around us, some whales, and some green turtles as we were kayaking.
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    Jul 21, 2015 7:05 AM GMT
    Fresh fruit stands in Kona! I did not see any fresh coconuts or fruits on that side. Only encountered them in Hilo.
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    Jul 24, 2015 6:39 PM GMT
    nextdoornate saidFresh fruit stands in Kona! I did not see any fresh coconuts or fruits on that side. Only encountered them in Hilo.

    There is prbably also a need for a gelato place (high [profit).
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    Jul 24, 2015 7:26 PM GMT
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    nextdoornate saidFresh fruit stands in Kona! I did not see any fresh coconuts or fruits on that side. Only encountered them in Hilo.

    There is prbably also a need for a gelato place (high [profit).


    All great ideas!! Thanks guys......

    MAHALO and ALOHA!!
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    Jul 24, 2015 8:54 PM GMT
    Looking forward to spending 3 to 6 months in Hawaii for a work contract. Looking forward to getting to know the island residents, their culture and to top it all off…..an authentic luau!!
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    Jul 24, 2015 9:41 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidLooking forward to spending 3 to 6 months in Hawaii for a work contract. Looking forward to getting to know the island residents, their culture and to top it all off…..an authentic luau!!

    On the Big Island?
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    Jul 24, 2015 10:27 PM GMT
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    Erik101 saidLooking forward to spending 3 to 6 months in Hawaii for a work contract. Looking forward to getting to know the island residents, their culture and to top it all off…..an authentic luau!!

    On the Big Island?


    All of the islands! I'll be doing some island hopping for 6 months.
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    Jul 24, 2015 11:22 PM GMT
    Erik101 said
    HikerSkier said
    Erik101 saidLooking forward to spending 3 to 6 months in Hawaii for a work contract. Looking forward to getting to know the island residents, their culture and to top it all off…..an authentic luau!!

    On the Big Island?


    All of the islands! I'll be doing some island hopping for 6 months.

    Well there are relatively secluded gay beaches on Maui and the Big Island - Enjoy!
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    Jul 25, 2015 12:09 AM GMT
    Erik101 saidLooking forward to spending 3 to 6 months in Hawaii for a work contract. Looking forward to getting to know the island residents, their culture and to top it all off…..an authentic luau!!


    Very cool. You'll love it. Go to the Polynesian cultural center and then do the dinner after. It's authentic and Hawaiian all wrapped up in one. I love the culture. This is on the island of Oahu. Then go to the Bishops Museum. Oh, it's spectacular!! Also on Oahu.

    If you go to the Big Island.....YOU MUST go to the "place of refuge". It's fused in my memory and I must return. I am checking on my trip now as we speak!!

    You will be amazed!!

    Maui also offered some great Hawaiian and Asian fusion cuisine.


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    Aug 12, 2015 12:37 PM GMT
    I was just in Oahu/Waikiki a few months ago and I plan to go back in a couple of months. I could spend hours walking on Kalakaua Ave.--so many things to see and enjoy, and so many, many, many sexy men from all over the world!