Eight days on the Big Island of Hawaii meant eight days of grand adventures and experiences! Helicopter rides, lava, cattle herding, photo safaris, vanilla tasting, and honey bees. When I make a connection with people in a destination, then it will turn into one of those magical places that will be on my ‘favorite’ list for years to come. That is what the Big Island of Hawaii was for me. I made many connections while I was there that will keep me going back to revisit friends, and find new adventures. Follow my Big Island Adventures from the beginning and get ideas of your own on what you can do on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, coffee, cakes, and shakes – these are all places where you expect to find vanilla beans or vanilla flavor. But what about lemonade, BBQ sauce, chutney, cornbread, maple syrup, jelly, or salad dressing? And would you expect to find a vanilla farm (the first & only commercial vanilla operation in […]
As I drove the gradual incline, the car downshifted to a lower gear, jerked and slowly inched up the road; I could feel just how hard it seemed to be working to get up to the Mauna Kea visitor center. Hawaii has the tallest mountain on earth. No, I haven’t lost my mind, and no, […]
I stand looking out over the jagged landscape; toppled-over trees without bark and a silver sheen provide a contrast against the dark petrified sea of lava. Occasionally I see a tuft of green sprouting up as if it was trying to reach to the sun. I imagine these scarce green leaves sprouting out of the […]
Big Island – Accommodation – Kona Hula Girl When I first wrote to the Kona Hula Girl owners to learn more about their rental property the owners said, “I do want you to be aware that this is not a traditional hotel in any way”. They clearly knew exactly what to say to me to […]
Note Update 2018: Volcano Island Honey changed owners and is now called Rare Hawaiian Honey Company. They do not offer tours like the one I did here, but they still do sell their wonderful honey! Can honey make the world a better place? Prior to traveling on the Big Island my answer to that question […]