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Papakolea Green Sand Beach – An Idyllic, Isolated Geological Rarity

Fifty thousands years ago, flowing underground magma from Hawai’i Island’s second most important volcano – Mauna Loa – collided with groundwater, causing an violent explosion of volcanic ash and creating what is known among today’s volcanologists as a “tuff ring”. This was a massive mound of mineral rich ash and other volcanic products which grew …

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Rainbow Falls AND Boiling Pots: Wailuku River State Park’s Best Sights:

Rainbow Falls: Two Hawaiian Natural Wonders At Once What could make the sight of an 80-foot-high waterfall cascading out of a curtain of lush green jungle into a pool of turquoise water even more eye-popping? What if there was a rainbow forming out of the mist churned up by the crashing water? To catch a …

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – A Truly Once-in-a-Lifetime Sight

Halemaumau Crater Overlook There are few places on planet Earth where casual visitors can come face to face with a real, active volcano. And in Hawaii, the sight of such an immensely destructive force is tempered by the realization that it’s also life-creating: not one part of this idyllic island chain cast smack dab in …

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Coconut Island: A Tiny Historic Gem in Hilo Bay

Just offshore of Liliuokalani Park and Gardens along Hilo’s Waiakea Peninsula lies Coconut Island, arguably the best place in town to see the iconic panorama of downtown’s colorful waterfront shops and palm tree-lined boulevard. The island lies across the bay from Hilo’s main commercial center and world-famous bayfront beaches, and gives its visitors a unique …

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Uncle Robert’s Bar and Farmers Market – The Pride of Kalapana

At the edge of a lavafield along Puna District’s rocky coastline lies the tiny fishing village of Kaimu and its world-famous open-air live music venue simply known among locals as “Uncle Robert’s”.  This is where the Kalapana Awa Band – a fixture of the Big Island music scene for years – plays every Wednesday evening …

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Waipo Valley Overlook- One of the Big Island’s Best Views

Known as the “Valley of the Kings, Waipo Valley is a dozen miles north of the small, rustic, windswept town of Honoka’a along Hawai’i Island’s Hamakua Coast, the highway comes to a dead-end approaching the cliff of a massive valley.  This is the Waipio Valley Overlook, where visitors can catch a glimpse of one of …

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The 5 Best Charters for Night Manta Ray Snorkeling on Big Island

There’s an incredible thrill in floating face down in the ocean at night, with only the sound of your breath flowing through your snorkel. Dim blue lights dot the area, barely illuminating the dark water beneath you. As the first manta ray gracefully emerges from the darkness, your anticipation builds into an unforgettable mix of …

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