Punalu'u Beach, Big Island, Hawaii
Big Island, Hawaii, Travel

A Beachin’ Time on the Big Island

If there is one teensy-tiny-little drawback to the Big Island (if there even is such a thing), it would be the limited number of beaches on the island. When you fly into Kona you'll see a gorgeous coastline of solid lava rock and if you're anything like me, you may wonder, "Where are all my beaches at?!" 🙂 The… Continue reading A Beachin’ Time on the Big Island

Big Island, Food, Hawaii, Scuba Diving, Travel, Volcanoes National Park

A Big Island Surprise

While researching the Big Island, also known as the Island of Hawaii, the one description that I read over and over again was that the island was BIG. In fact, all of the other Hawaiian islands could fit within the boundaries of the Big Island--with room to spare. It is large enough that it encompasses 11 out of the… Continue reading A Big Island Surprise

Big Island, Favorites, Hawaii, Travel

A Big Island Road Trip: Paradise Found

Our road trip along the Big Island's south shore included stops at the amazing Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park, the windy Southernmost Point in the U.S., and even the South Kona Fruit Stand where we tried Lychee's for the first time (not a fan!) But the highlight of our road trip was Punalu'u Beach (pronounced poo-na-loo-oo):… Continue reading A Big Island Road Trip: Paradise Found

Favorites, Hawaii, Maui, Travel

The Road to Hana: Round Two

Last fall as I began to research and plan our trip to Maui, my main goal was to explore more of the island. I wanted to see things that we didn't get to see on our two-week honeymoon back in 2011. When we left the island that summer, we knew that one day we would… Continue reading The Road to Hana: Round Two

Hawaii, Maui, Travel

Maui-Wai’anapanapa State Park

One of my favorite beaches on Maui is located on the Northeastern side of Maui in a remote tropical jungle. The sand is black, the surf is fierce, and lush green foliage covers the area. My husband and I drove the Road to Hana in excitement of visiting this exotic black sand beach and were… Continue reading Maui-Wai’anapanapa State Park