I’ve only lived in three places my entire life: Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, and Hilo, and Hilo has been my home for most of it. Despite being on opposite ends of the archipelago, Kauaʻi and Hilo are connected through Hawaiian myth and hula, and maybe that’s why I never felt like a stranger here when I first moved over.
If you’d like to learn more about the ancient land divisions that comprised Hilo, please visit this great Sig Zane article Hilo One (pronounced “OH-neh”). If you don’t understand Hawaiian, you’ll need to scroll down for the English translation.
In the meantime, enjoy these lovely clips of the place I call home from an extremely talented and local videographer.