Hawaii

Visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  Back in 2009, I was able to finally cross something big off my bucket list – to see an active volcano. I traveled to the Big Island of Hawaii and I saw Kilauea, an active volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is about a 45 minute or 30 mile journey from Hilo, Hawaii. Located on the Big Island, the park encompasses a large portion of the southeastern part of the island.  As soon as we got close to the national park, I was amazed at how wet and dense the vegetation was so close to…

How to Pick Your Hawaiian Island Destination

Heading to Hawaii? If not, you definitely should visit at least once in your lifetime.  Having six main islands, there’s no way to see all of the Hawaiian islands, even if you are there for two weeks.     Most people pick one or two islands for their trip. If you are trying to decide which island to visit, this information should help point you in the right direction. My personal favorite islands are Maui and Kauai for their beautiful beaches, quieter atmosphere, and overall ‘paradise’ feel (although I have never been to Lanai or Molokai). However…