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May 5, 2016 |


Thurston Lava Tube

Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718 Website: https://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/craterrimtour_tube.htm A must see on your vacation in Hilo! Located in Hawaii Volcanoes National...see more

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April 30, 2016 |


North Hilo, East Big Island – Old Highway 4 mile scenic drive

Address:  Highway 19  between the 7 and 8 mile marker Going North leaving Hilo, after the 7 mile marker, look for the Old Mamalahoa Highway sign with a "scenic road" sign on it.  This is not to be missed and should be taken together with a visit...see more

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February 25, 2016 |


Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens

Address: 27-717 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96781 Website: http://www.htbg.com/#_=_ The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is an impressive 4o-acre museum of living plants, the perfect destination for nature lovers,...see more

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February 20, 2016 |


Akaka Falls

Address: End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI If you are staying in Hilo and are looking to visit a waterfall, this is the perfect destination! Akaka Falls State Park is located 11 miles north of Hilo along the old...see more

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February 16, 2016 |


Waipi’o Valley

Address: Waipio Valley, Hawaii 96727 UPDATE:  The Waipi'o Valley is closed - even to pedestrian hiking.  See this link for the government notice here: https://www.hawaiicounty.gov/Home/Components/News/News/3094/720.  You can drive there and view...see more

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January 17, 2016 |


Maku’u Farmer’s Market

Address: Maku'u Farmer's Lot, Keaau-Pahoa Bypass Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778 NOTE:  Since the pandemic this closes at 12 noon!  I used to have lunch at the food venues, so I hope the hours return to normal. A Sunday morning must!...see more

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January 14, 2016 |


Pahoa Transfer Station (Lava Flow)

Address: Cemetery Road, Pahoa.  As you travel down highway 130 and pass the police station you stay straight while highway 130 veers to the left.  In just a quarter mile turn right on Cemetery Road.  Travel another quarter mile and the street turns...see more

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January 10, 2016 |


Leilani Estates 2018 Lava Flow

Address: Highway 130 and Leilani Avenue From May to September, 2018 lava drained from Mauna Kea and Pu'u o'o crater drained out and a new rift zone opened toward the coast in Leilana Estates.  A great video that is summarizes the activity was...see more

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January 3, 2016 |


Kalapana Lava Viewing Area

Address:  Highway 130 until it ends UPDATE:  The lava stopped flowing into the ocean at this location in 2017.  The gravel road is interesting to talk or bike down for a while to see the development of homes by "off the grid" types.  Below is what...see more

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January 1, 2016 |


South Point (Ka Lae) & the Green Sand Beach

Address: Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI Ka Lae, also called South Point due to the fact that it is the southern most point of the Hawaiian islands, and the United States is a unique destination. It is commonly believed that the first people to...see more

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December 18, 2015 |


Punalu’u Beach Park

Address: Highway 11, Island of Hawaii, HI 96777 This unique black sand beach is located between Pāhala and Nāʻālehu and is worth a short visit if you have the time. Surrounded by coconut palms and even a lily pond, making it a darling location...see more

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December 15, 2015 |


Ka’u Coffee Mill

Address: 96-2694 Wood Valley Rd, Pahala, Island of Hawaii, HI 96777 Website: https://kaucoffeemill.com A perfect stop for coffee lovers! come see how coffee goes from the seed to your cup! Located in the Ka'u District of Hawaii this is worth...see more

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