The Red Road & Kapoho Salt Ponds

If you ever have the opportunity to visit the Big Island (specifically the east coast) you have to take a drive down the ‘Red Road’. Jungle canopies, coconut forests and volcanic coastline unfold for miles, and you won’t be able to stop ooh’ing and aah’ing. Bring your camera, and be prepared to stop every few […]

Lazy (Hawaii) Day

Nearly everything and everyone is so cheerful in Hawaii. I mean, it’s hard not to be when living in paradise, but even the native Hawaiian spiders have happy faces on them. Really? Really? The other morning, I was watching the sun rise from out in the lava field, and when I turned around, a massive […]

Jungle, Volcano, Desert, Repeat.

Since we’re not too far from the southern tip of the island, we ventured out of the jungle and drove south in search of a new adventure. Within one day (actually, within an hour and a half) we visited the rainforest, a volcano and a desert.  The Big Island has a climate and landscape for […]

Mauna Loa… Macadamia Nuts

On a day where it was drizzling off and on, Court and I decided to do something touristy and visit the Mauna Loa macadamia nut factory and visitors center. (Hey, they have samples! It’s free to get in, too.) But first, breakfast: Oats, chia, flax and cinnamon mixed with fresh coconut and almond-coconut milk. Plus […]

Pahoa

There’s an abundance of local, organic, sustainably farmed food on the island, and I love that the people living here are so supportive of the ‘eat clean and eat local’ movement. Farmers markets take place nearly every day in various locations and the smaller scale grocery stores sell local produce, meat and dairy – even […]