Big Island

Our Top 10 Snorkelling Spots in the Hawaiian Islands

You might think that Hawaii is all about lying on the beach, surfing and enjoying the spectacular scenery. But some of the best things to explore in Hawaii are found under water. Beneath the stunning blue sea is a world of tropical fish, colourful coral reefs, friendly green sea turtles, rays, dolphins and many other […]

The Hawaiian Islands – Which One is Best for you?

As a first time visitor to the Hawaiian islands, it’s really hard to choose which islands to head to. When I organised our initial trip to Hawaii I did lots and lots of research but I still found it hard to decide. Each of the islands has its own unique charms and personality. Ideally you’d […]

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 […]