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Goodbye Hawai’i

POLOLU VALLEY, HAWAII — Today was our last day in Hawaii, and we’re going to miss being here. It was such a laid-back, friendly atmosphere, which makes it hard to pack up camp and go somewhere else. Continue reading “Goodbye Hawai’i”

Lazy day

WAIMEA, HAWAII — We both felt lazy today, so we didn’t do much in terms of excitement. After another great breakfast at the Hilo Bay Hale B&B, we stuck around and chatted with the owner Matthew about travel, conservation, his farm. Continue reading “Lazy day”

Of food, nature and flowers

HILO, HAWAII — The way to a man’s heart goes through the stomach (or something like that) and Hilo has done its best to make me love it. Continue reading “Of food, nature and flowers”

A walk in the garden near Hilo

Leaving paradise

HO’OKENA BEACH, HAWAII —One last breakfast, one last swim and then it’s time to vacate our ocean paradise for a fiery national park. Continue reading “Leaving paradise”

Comedy on the caldera

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – I think we peaked too soon. We got to hang out with a pod of playful dolphins on the second full day of our trip? Really?

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Swimming With Dolphins

HO’OKENA BEACH, BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII — I’m not much of a water person, much less a beach person, but this day would turn out to be my favorite beach day, ever. 

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From big city to beach camping

KONA, HAWAII — Turns out traffic in paradise can be hell. After a breakfast of  French toast made with Punalu’u sweet bread, caramelized apples and cinnamon gastrique, we stopped at Costco to pick up supplies.

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And … we’re off

We felt a mix of exhaustion, anticipation and sadness when our cab picked us up at 5 am this morning to take us to the airport, and we said goodbye to our house for the last time.

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