Our Big Island Adventure: Part IV

After our long bike trip to view and explore the volcano, we were ready to see some green again! Exhausted and hungry, we checked into our home for the next three days: The Volcano House Lodge, located right in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The Volcano House Lodge was constructed in 1846.  It was rebuilt in 1941, after it burnt to the ground.  It represents decades of visitations to this culturally sacred site known as Ka’auea, on the edge of the Kilauea Crater.  The nightly glow of bubbling and spattering lava was just incredible! Continue reading “Our Big Island Adventure: Part IV”

Our Big Island Adventure: Part III

After exploring the haunted MacKenzie State Park, we were extremely content to continue on our way down Kaimu-Kapoho Rd.   We were very excited to head South, for we knew what was waiting for us at the end of this winding stretch of road…an active volcano! Before long, the road ended, due to past lava flows, in the small town of Kaimu.  This town was completely destroyed and buried, by an eruptive flow of lava, in 1990. It is known for its black sand beach, which has been restored since the flow.  Locals and visitors continue to bring sprouted coconuts to restore the lost trees.

From this point, we took the fork in the road, which led us to a large parking lot filled with bike rentals.  We were at the East entrance of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park …our adventure was about to become a bit heated, to say the least! Continue reading “Our Big Island Adventure: Part III”

Wanderlust: Isle Royale 

An Isle Royale National Park Adventure

Wanderlust: Weekly Photo Challenge

Do you want to be far away from the hustle and bustle of civilization?

Would you enjoy exploring a rugged and isolated island in the middle of Lake Superior? 

If so, Isle Royale National Park is your perfect choice!  Located approximately 50 miles off of Copper Harbor, Michigan, this stunning park covers 894 square miles, is over 45 miles long and 9 miles wide.  If you are fortunate, you might catch a glimpse of a moose or hear the howl of one of the few remaining wolves on the island.  Isle Royale is the only known place where wolves and moose coexist, without the presence of bears.  Much discussion is taking place, currently, to add 20-30 wolves to the island, in order to prevent the pack from disappearing altogether.  If you enjoy backpacking, hiking, and kayaking, then I highly recommend considering this hidden gem for your next travel destination… Continue reading “Wanderlust: Isle Royale “

Dear Mother Earth…

Photo Challenge: Earth

Happy Photo Challenge Day!  Today’s photo challenge theme is “Earth”.  I am so excited to share these photographs with you!  They are some of my all time favorites .

Now get outside! Let the Earth tickle your bare feet, while the wind plays in your hair…

Continue reading “Dear Mother Earth…”