Hawaii Tropical Botanic Gardens filled with orchids and waterfalls were delightful.
Places we've been:
- Big Island
- Pololū Valley
Look at that! I think I could leave this post at this sight, which captivated me well before I'd seen it in person. I hadn't noticed the waves in the photos I scanned trip dreaming, and they turned out to be one of the most captivating images from above. My mother in law and I had both read about this ancient valley's beauty before we landed on the island, but after our concierge, who grew up nearby, suggested it yet again, we were in. The only issue? The drive down was very narrow and very…
Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau, the Place of Refuge, taught us about the traditional Hawaiian culture, and filled us with serenity.
Swimming with Manta Rays with Kona Ocean Adventures was absolutely a highlight of our week in The Big Island.
The Fairmont Orchid on the Kohala coast was the perfect hub for all the northern coast of the Big Island had to offer.
Swimming with dolphins off the Big Island, Hawaii, was mesmerizing and calming.
Looking for humpback whales on Wahine Charters from the Honokohau Marina
An early morning hike into the Pololū Valley on the Big Island of Hawaii was the perfect start to our visit to the volcanic island.
Last trip to Maui, I didn't plan ahead. Walk had been to Maui, and all his suggestions were perfect for our relaxing honeymoon. This time? I borrowed books from the library, read blogs, and stocked up on ideas. One of the best suggestions was visiting the Black Sand Beach (more coming in another post) and the Red Sand Beach. It seems the island doesn't want visitors on this beach, but we finally figured out the path, which went through the unmarked lawn of a community center, then through some…
Leave it us to find a farm through a farmer's market, and then drive around the backside of the mountain to find it. But hey-ho, was it worth it. One of the best parts of the island were my morning papaya acai bowls, the deep green juices, and this: the sugary mangos and funky tastes of this exotic farm. Welcome to Ono Organic Fruit Farm. We arrived late to our tour, but the spread was still out for us. We started with four varieties of bananas, including the Apple Banana, and my favorite, the…