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April 16, 2015: Volcano, Hawaii

I hired a guide today for Volcanoes National Park.  It is a UNESCO site.  I contacted a lot of tour companies, but they strangely seemed to have no group tours, but only private ones, costing up to $400 a day.   120 more words


April 15, 2015: Hilo, Hawaii

Now I am on the wet side of the island, and I am really really soaking wet.  Californians love rain right now, and I was happy to start sloshing around in it this morning. 82 more words


April 14, 2015: Road trip to Hilo, Hawaii

I am starting off on a three day tour of the island.  Truly, I could reach each of these destinations with a one day drive and save myself the hotel fees, but I did not know that when I started. 290 more words


April 10, 2015: Holualoa, Hawaii

Warning: more plant pictures!!

The foliage on the Big Island seem to be mix of what I saw in Costa Rica and in New Zealand.  This doesn’t seem too surprising.   109 more words


Maui Manju

Whenever I head to my home island, Maui the first thing that pops into my head is that I need to stop into specific spots for mochi and manju. 398 more words


LETTER: Is Raising The Smoking Age To 21 A Sign Of Hypocrisy?

According to Time Magazine, Hawaii is set to become the first state to pass a law banning the sale, use and possession of cigarettes and e-cigarettes to people under 21. 179 more words


April 7, 2015: Holualoa, Hawaii

I’m staying in Hawaii on the Big Island near Kailua-Kona on the west (dry) coast.  The weather is lovely: sunny in the mornings, but not hot where I am.   242 more words