Sunset with the Gods

The ancient Hawaiians thought that the snow capped peak of Mauna Kea was the home of the gods. Today is just the home of the largest astronomical telescopes on Earth. I spent my last day on the Big Island on top of Mauna Kea and got to watch the sun set. It was pretty amazing. …

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Maui Bound

I leave the Big Island today for Maui. Other than visiting Haleakala National Park, the only thing on my agenda is getting SCUBA certified. I have an 8:15am flight from Hilo to Maui which should take like 15-20 minutes. I can’t check into my hostel till 5pm, so I’ll try and get my visit of …

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Hawaii Update

I intended to go to Hawaii first so i could get my travel bearings in a place I was familiar with. The last week has been very instructive in how to go about the day-to-day grind of traveling. Things I’ve learned: If you can find a place with free wireless internet access, stay there as …

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Back Online

I have some stable internet for the next two days. I will be off to Volcano National Park for the rest of the day and I should have a good sized update later tonight (or tomorrow morning for most of you). Tomorrow (Saturday), I’ll be up on Mouna Kea for the day looking at telescopes …

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Just Another Day in Paradise

*Complete collection of photos from the day is here. Sunday I had to make a decision as to what I wanted to do first. I figured I that I’m still several time zones off of local time, i might as well make the drive out to South Point (Ka Lae) and see the Green Sand …

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I am not dead

I haven’t posted in a few days, but I’ve been pretty busy. I have lots of photos I uploaded to Flickr. Sunday I went to South Point and the Green Sand Beach. Today I visited Akaka Falls and tomorrow I’m off to Volcanoes National Park. I’ll try to put a post up about my adventures …

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Oh, Hawaii!!

I’m writing this in my room at the Arnott’s Backpacker lodge in Hilo, Hawaii. I’m 3,903 miles as the crow flies from my starting point in Minneapolis and now 5 hours behind CDT (Hawaii doesn’t have or really need daylight savings because of their location closer to the equator). The weather here is, as always, …

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I’m not THAT bald

After I left Dallas, Scott did a comic about me. A lot of people found this site in the last few days, so welcome. I spent the entire day sleeping off whatever it is I have. I feel much better now.