Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Our last stop in Hawaii. Just north of Hilo, nestled in a deep valley, lies a giant tropical botanical garden that goes all the way …

 

Volcano National Park

Volcano National Park

A trip through Kilauea Iki, and then an overlook of Halema’uma’u Crater, including a night shot with the milky way in the background.

 

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau

A quick stop along the Big Island’s west coast turned out to be one of the most beautiful places we saw in Hawaii.

 

Puako Bay Snorkeling

Puako Bay Snorkeling

  We took a kayak and snorkeling tour in sleepy Puako Bay. It was great, but the best part was swimming near a sea turtle.

 

Akaka Falls

Akaka Falls

  We visited beautiful Akaka Falls state park.

 

Kilauea Volcano Helicopter Tour

Kilauea Volcano Helicopter Tour

Sean and I took a helicopter tour around the east coast of the Big Island- focusing on the Kilauea volcano. It was truly awe inspiring.

 

Kapiolani Community College’s Farmer’s Market

Kapiolani Community College’s Farmer’s Market

Sean and I went to the Kapiolani Community College’s Farmer’s Market right after the Diamond Head hike to get some great food and people watch.