Big Island


Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau National Park Hawaii

During our Hawaiian vacation, one of the most interesting stops on our leisurely drive around the Big Island of Hawaii was our visit to Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau National Park.  Located on the coast in Kona, this sacred Hawaiian ground was a refuge for ancient Hawaiians avoiding punishment and death for their crimes. Once they arrived on the grounds…


Hawaii’s Best Snorkel Cruise is a family experience #nottobemissed

This January, we flew to Hawaii for a few weeks to escape the cold Chicago winter and enjoy some sunshine, sand, and surf.  My research for our first trip to the Big Island of Hawaii had me excited about all of the options available for fun activities near our resort. One adventure that I didn’t want to miss was…


A Family Visit to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

In January, while exploring the Big Island of Hawaii we visited Volcanoes National Park with our 4-year-old son, Harry.  From the moment we landed on the Island we began explaining to Harry all about the active eruption of the Kīlauea volcano and how exciting an opportunity we had to visit an active volcano.  He couldn’t wait to check it all…


Connecting with Dolphins in Hawaii

We just returned from our first trip to the Big Island of Hawaii.  We absolutely loved each day exploring the island and of of its natural beauty.  One of our favorite experiences that we shared as a family was swimming with the dolphins at Dolphin Quest located in our hotel at the Hilton Waikoloa Village….

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