Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is one of the first national parks when I began traveling full time. I had previously been to Volcanoes in 2006 as part of a geology department trip with the University of Minnesota. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is one of the few places on Earth where you can see an active …

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8 Interesting Facts About Hawaii

Hana Coast Island in Hawaii

Hawaii is a U.S state that conjures up so many different images for people. It’s a vacation destination filled with luaus, leis, and beaches. It’s a fascinating set of islands with active volcanoes, unparalleled biodiversity, lush tropical rainforests, and eight national parks. During my many years of traveling the world, Hawaii a place I’ve always …

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The Pine Trees of Lanai

Pine Trees of Lanai

When you think of traveling to Hawaii, one of the first images which pops into your head is probably a palm tree on a white sand beach. Indeed, Hawaii does have its share of palm trees. On the island of Lanai, however, the tree you will be most likely to find isn’t a palm tree …

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Best Things to Do in Maui

Best Things to Do in Maui

Looking for a paradise that includes beaches, lush jungles, waterfalls, culture, and shopping? The Hawaiian Island, Maui is known to have it all and we can attest to that! Whether you love adventure or just want to relax by the beach, Maui makes for the perfect island to visit. While you might never want to …

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8 Incredible Things to Do on Kauai Island

Incredible Things to Do on Kauai Island

Expansive lush greenery and tropical rainforests have earned the island of Kauai its nickname, “The Garden Island.” The natural beauty of Kauai is breathtaking with steep jagged mountains, cascading waterfalls, and rich green flora. Although the area of Kauai is only 550 square miles, there is a lot to do and see on the island. …

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Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site, Hawaii

Pu’ukohola Heiua is the ruins of the last major ancient Hawaiian temple and notable in the recent history of Hawaii for being the home of King Kamehameha I, who is responsible for uniting the independent islands of Hawaii, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kauai, and Niihau under his rule. This unification took decades at the cost …

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Lanai Update

I haven’t updated much in the last week because I’ve been on the island of Lanai in Hawaii. It is another one of these periods where the traveling has overtaken the blogging. I’ve been switching hotels every two nights, been dealing with business stuff and of course just doing my usual traveling and taking photos …

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Haleakala National Park, Hawaii

Located just one island over from Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on the island of Maui, Haleakala is Hawaii’s second national park. Haleakala is a dormant volcano which reaches over 10,023 ft (3,055 m) above sea level. What makes it more impressive is that the base of the volcano….is at sea level. It is one of …

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