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Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park Review & Tips

Posted on May 18, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  3 Comments

Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park is a coastal park on the big island of Hawaii. In this post, I’ll review the park, share some photos I took when we went here, and offer some tips for visiting. First, a bit of filler. Uh, I mean background… Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park contains 420 acres […]

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Lava Viewing at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports, Tips  •  60 Comments

Recently, we hiked out to see the “firehose flow” at Kīlauea Volcano’s Kamokuna ocean lava entry in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. This post is about our experience hiking out to the viewing area, along with some photos of the lava entering the ocean. I’ll also provide some lava viewing & photography tips, and recommendations for […]

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The Real Highlight of Wailuku River State Park (Hint: It’s Not a Waterfall)

Posted on Mar 11, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  11 Comments

Wailuku River State Park on the Big Island of Hawaii is well-known for Waianuenue (Rainbow Falls), a neat waterfall just outside of Hilo. From the parking area at Wailuku State Park, there is an easily-accessible viewing area that gives guests a view of the 80-foot Rainbow Falls, which derives its name from the frequent rainbows […]

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Things To Do In Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 by Tom Bricker  •  Tips  •  13 Comments

Looking for tips and the best activities in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park? Here are our top 10 picks for things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This National Park is located on the Big Island of Hawaii, about 45 minutes from Hilo Airport and 2 hours from Kona Airport. While Volcanoes National Park is […]

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Volcano House Review

Posted on Dec 28, 2014 by Tom Bricker  •  Hotels  •  4 Comments

Volcano House is the National Park Lodge located inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with views of Halema’uma’u Crater at the rim of Kilauea caldera. The hotel costs around $250-400/night depending upon season and view. This review features my photos and thoughts from my visit to Volcano House. On my “About” page, I reference the unreliability […]

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