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Exploring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

I left Hawaii Volcanoes National Park by taking a left out of the entrance, heading southwest on the highway. I felt disappointment. No, it wasn’t because the lava wasn’t flowing during my time in the park – instead, cooled into a black blob of swirls. I was saddened by how little time I had available […]

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Wandering Around Hilo

I left Hilo feeling a little sad. It was the first Hawaiian city I had visited off the island of Oahu, and I wasn’t quite sure I wanted to leave; I liked the sleepy hippie-surfer town on the Big Island. It had a much slower pace than anywhere else I had traveled in Hawaii and […]

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Traveling the History of Hawaii

I wrapped up my stay in Hawaii much as it began – by learning about the fantastic and unique history of the islands as a part of the United States. Pulling out from the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park in my rental car and turning right, heading toward Kona, I thought of how much I had […]

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The Food of Hawaii

I’m a pretty easy guy when it comes to food. I don’t need anything fancy or trendy, just give me a good plate of hot wings, a beer, and a smile in a nice, casual environment. That is why I haven’t written much about food in my travels in the past. Yet, despite that, food […]

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Learning to Speak Hawaiian on the Islands

I fin’ language to be a funny t’ing, ya know, particularly when it comes to accen’s, dialec’s, and uder various mannerisms. I should know, I’m from Minnesoota after all, dont’cha know. Oh sure, I know what you’re t’inkin’, I sound like I’m from dat der movie, Fargo. But really, I’m not differen’ from anyone else. […]

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A Stay at Hawaii’s Waikoloa Beach Marriott

On my final day in Hawaii, I awoke refreshed and ready for the day. There were a couple of items left on my itinerary to see, but nothing where reservations were made or I was required to meet someone; there were only a couple suggestions to complete my trip. I took a great big stretch […]

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