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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park . . . video

In the spring of 2012, we visited the Big Island of Hawaii and spent several days at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This is a short video of our visit, showing the park in the day and at night. You … Continue reading

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Floating the Kohala Ditch – video

During our March vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii, we floated the Kohala Ditch. Our video is below. To read about the adventure and see photos, click here.

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Return to Hawaii…The Big Island: Let’s Do the Ditch!

During our stay on the big Island, we were invited to participate in a “Kohala Ditch Adventure” on the northern tip of the island that contains many ranches and lush rain forest  foliage. We would float 2.5 miles down an … Continue reading

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Return to Hawaii…The Big Island: A Visit to Waipi’o Valley

When my brother and I visited the Big Island in 1997, we had driven to the north end of the island to a viewpoint looking into the spectacular Waipi’o Valley. Unfortunately, we were on our way to Hilo to catch our flight … Continue reading

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Return to Hawaii…The Big Island: Beaches and Turtles

A visit to any of the Hawaiian Islands involves at least some amount of beach time and this trip was no exception. The Big Island is known for its volcanic black sand beaches, found mostly on the east side of the … Continue reading

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Return to Hawaii…The Big Island: Thar She Blows!!!

For today we had planned a three-hour whale watching trip with Captain Dan McSweeney. We made reservations with his company the month prior to our trip based on great reviews of his ability to find whales when no one else … Continue reading

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Return to Hawaii…The Big Island: Into the Thin Air of Mauna Kea

We awoke to yet another day of rain and cold in Volcano, Hawaii. This was our last night in Volcano, so we packed up to head over to Waikaloa on the other side of the island. On the way there, … Continue reading

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