Category: Big Island

30 foods you should say aloha to in hawaii

30 foods you should say aloha to in hawaii

(originally published December 6, 2016) Hawaii is a melting pot of different cultures, so it’s no wonder why this list is so extensive. While not everything here is my favorite thing to eat, I’d still recommend trying it if you ever get the chance to visit the island. When in Hawaii, right? 1. DOLE WHIP … Continue reading 30 foods you should say aloha to in hawaii

5 things you should know before ascending the world’s tallest mountain

5 things you should know before ascending the world’s tallest mountain

No, it’s not Mount Everest, contrary to popular belief. But the world’s tallest mountain is actually Mauna Kea on the Big Island, standing at 33,000 feet. Of course, much of it is underwater so only 13,802 feet of it is above sea level. Even so, it’s no easy feat to make it to the summit. … Continue reading 5 things you should know before ascending the world’s tallest mountain

what it’s like to see an active volcano

what it’s like to see an active volcano

You know those clips you see on TV of hot, bright orange lava, slowly and viscously seeping through piles of old rocks? Well, sorry to shatter this image but it is nothing like that. At least it wasn’t back in June when I visited Kilauea, the most active of the five volcanoes that form the … Continue reading what it’s like to see an active volcano