Tag Archives: Hawaii

Waipio Valley – Hawaii’s Valley of the Kings

Waipio Valley – Hawaii’s Valley of the Kings

I’ve come to the end of the road. Literally. Highway 240 dead-ends and the land falls away to the ocean almost 2,000 feet below. With its jungle-covered, emerald cliffs, dropping straight down to the Pacific, pretty much everything about the Hamakua Coast on the north shore of Hawaii’s Big Island is spectacular. But at a […]

Hawaii Inter-island Travel: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Hawaii Inter-island Travel: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Aloha! Welcome to Paradise! The Hawaiian archipelago is the most isolated in the world and contains over 100 islands.  Of course, not all of those are populated or accessible.  But the eight main islands each have their own “personality” and are all worthy of a visit. But how does Hawaii inter-island travel work? Sadly, the […]

The Big Island of Hawaii’s Place of Refuge

The Big Island of Hawaii’s Place of Refuge

Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau – Place of Refuge You have committed an infraction against ancient Hawaiian law.  The system of justice is simple and efficient.  You are sentenced to death.  Since you live on an island, there is no chance of escape.  Or is there? All you need to do is reach Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau, the Place […]

Hawaii’s Five O’s: Five Tips for Your Visit to the Big Island

Hawaii’s Five O’s: Five Tips for Your Visit to the Big Island

Few corners of the world offer so much variety in so little space as Hawaii’s Big Island.  If you can get yourself to the middle of the Pacific, here are a few tips to make the most of your time: Volcan-O Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is not only a must-see travel destination, it should be one […]