Daily life on the Big Island
"Forget watching Lost; we have way better entertainment that's all just around the corner," says Jessica Ferracane, who has lived on the Big Island for more than 10 years. "If it's raining at our house in Mountain View, we load the standup paddle boards on the truck and head to Pohoiki. Or we drive three hours to Kailua and snorkel in some of the clearest waters I've seen. It's like going on vacation, but never far from home. I've never gotten 'rock fever' on the Big Island." It's probably the most exotic thing any island has to offer — peace, simplicity, aloha. Whatever you call it, that magic island ingredient is easy to find on the Big Island. "It's extremely rare for someone to honk a horn in traffic. It's just bad form, really," Jessica says. "This is one of the last places in the world where you can still find those beaches where sea turtles outnumber people." Any questions?