Since I only had a weekend to spend on the Big Island, my time was extremely limited. But even in that short period of time, these are some of the things I got a chance to check out: Hilo’s Farmers Market – open everyday from 6 or 7 am until 4 pm, you’ll find plenty … Continue reading exploring the big island
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
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
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