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Where to Find Sea Turtles on the Big Island

If you’ve read some of our previous posts, you’ll realise that I have a rather large addiction to sea turtles. It’s a weird addiction to have I must admit. Of course, it’s not my only one, travel and chillies are two more; but don’t worry, in this post I’m only going to talk about sea […]

Our Lava Ocean Tour: An experience of a lifetime

If you’ve made it to the Big Island, or if you’re planning a trip there, it’s highly likely that the main reason for your visit is to check out the Kilauea volcano. Who wouldn’t put watching lava flowing from an active volcano onto their bucket list? Of course, nature is unpredictable and although the lava […]

10 Things to Do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

A trip to the Big Island would not be complete without a visit to the Volcanoes National Park to see its two active volcanoes. The Mauna Loa volcano last erupted in 1984 but the Kīlauea volcano has been erupting since 1983. It is the most active volcano in the world and over a million people […]

Our Week on the Big Island of Hawaii

Just in case you weren’t aware, Hawaii isn’t just the name of the United States’ 50th state; it’s also the name of the biggest island in the Hawaiian archipelago. Nicknamed the “Big Island”, Hawaii is home to two active volcanos, lush rainforests, charming little towns and diverse scenery. It was also the first stop on […]

Our 10 Travel Highlights for 2016

As 2016 is coming to an end (already!) it’s time to reflect on what a great year it has been for us. We’ve been really lucky this year, managing to explore some really amazing places and ticking quite a few items off our bucket list. We visited two other states in Australia and six other […]

Must Do in Kauai: Doors Off Helicopter Ride

One of the most popular things to do in Hawaii is to take a helicopter ride. We had both been in a helicopter before but since we would have our wedding anniversary on Kauai, we decided to splurge on another ride. Because most of Kauai’s north side is unaccessible by car, a helicopter ride is […]

Catching the Sunrise in Haleakala

Another amazing thing to do in Maui is to watch the sun rise above the clouds, ten thousand feet above sea level at the summit of Haleakala. I wasn’t sure about this one at first. Firstly it meant getting up super early (which never appeals to me) and secondly I hate the cold! We had […]

Driving the Scenic Road to Hana

On our trip to Maui, we drove along the famous and scenic Road to Hana. The Road to Hana is one of the most breathtaking drives in America and is the number one attraction on Maui. There are two ways to tackle the Road to Hana. You can hire a car and drive it yourself, or you can […]

Hawaii Island Hopping – Kauai the Garden Isle

After our amazing six days in Maui, it was time to head to our final island, Kauai. I read that Kauai was even more beautiful than Maui (if that’s even possible) and a lot less touristy. We both were really sad to leave Maui after the awesome time we had there. How could Kauai possibly top that I […]

Hawaii Island Hopping – Maui the Valley Isle

The second leg of our Hawaii island hopping adventure was a visit to Maui. Over the years we had heard a lot about Maui. It’s certainly a popular destination; especially with honeymooners. Reading up about Maui really started to change my opinion of Hawaii. It did look pretty amazing! The thing about Maui is that there is so much to do on the […]

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