Entries from Postcards from the Trail tagged with 'Hawaii'

Big Island - Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Day 7 - Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden - October 23, 2012 It was our last day but one of the best days. Our friends are also into gardening. They had been to the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden near Hilo...

Big Island - Day at the Beach

Day 6 - Time for the Beach - October 22, 2012 It was time for a relaxing day after our trip and hike at Volcano National Park. We lounged around and had a leisurely breakfast. I wanted to also...

Big Island - Kilauea Iki Hike

Kilaueau Iki Trail from parking lot vista point Day 5 - Hiking in the Kilaueau Iki Crater - October 21, 2012 One of the items that was top on our list of 'to-do' on the Big Island was the...

Big Island - Farmers Markets and north

"A" Beach - Kohala area Big Island Hawaii Day 4 - Big Island Farmers Markets and North - October 20, 2012 Saturday is the main farmers market day on the Big Island. There are several markets being held including...

Big Island - Leilani Nepenthes

Day 3 - Leilani Nepenthes - October 19, 2012 It was back bac in June when we were discussing where to go for a week. I had one more week vacation. We looked around at different options – Arizona,...

Big Island - Pu`uhonua O Hōnauna

Day 2 - Exploring around Keauhou - October 18, 2012 We were awake before dawn. There is a three hour difference in time between the west coast and Hawaii so we were wide awake by 5:30am. It is actually...

Big Island - Arrival in Kona

I need a spur to get back to blogging. It is November and time for the NaBloPoMo - National Blog Post Month at BlogHer. It is the push I need to do some blogging and get my travels recorded. Join...

Kona on the Big Island

We're heading for the Big Island tomorrow. It will be good to get back to Hawaii and to see a new island. We are staying for a week at this condo at Kanaloa at Kona. No view of the ocean...

Haleakala Summit

Dateline: Sunday November 7th We arrived back at the start of the Sliding Sands trail hungry after our morning hike into the crater. The parking lot for Sliding Sands is actually not at the summit. We decided to drive...

North Shore of West Maui

View east from Nakalele Point Dateline: Tuesday November 9th I'm going to catch up with a couple of additional posts covering some of the other areas we visited on Maui. We decided to slow down and hang out for...

Photohunt: Itchy

This week's Photohunt theme is Itchy. I really wasn't going to post anything but changed my mind. I woke up this morning with very itchy ankles. We went to 'Iao Needle before leaving Maui. It is close to the...

Return from Hana - Piilani Highway

We finished up our visit to the Ohelo Gulch and contemplated our return. It was only 1 o'clock so we decided see if we could find Charles Lindbergh's grave. I thought it would be marked but it was not....

Road to Hana

Oh my goodness - what a long day. We drove to Hana today and what an adventure. Most guidebooks and people in the know recommend being on the road by 7am. This allows you to beat the rush of...

Waikomoi Preserve

One other option for seeing Haleakala is to take one of the guided hikes provided by the National Park Service. The Nature Conservancy has the management rights to the Waikomoi stream which is part of the East Maui Watershed....

Silverswords and Sliding Sands

It was an early start to the day. We were not ambitious enough to get up and make the sunrise but we still wanted to get an early start on the trail. It is common for the clouds to...

Maui sightseeing - Ocean Center and Kula Botanical

Kula Botanical Garden I'm behind a day and I'm exhausted so I'm going to do a quick blog about Saturday and post date it. I do want to say that we had a stunning sunny day at Haleakala today....

Photohunt: Alive

This week's Photohunt theme is Alive. I'm going to repeat a photo I recently posted of the Lifeguard Station at Makena Beach on Maui where I'm currently visiting. I thought it was so striking. You walk a short distance...

Chillin' at the Beach

Sand in my toes We really did not have much planned for today so we took it easy and stayed in at the beach. We started the day off with an early morning walk before breakfast. The sun came...

Rainbows in Paradise

We have been following rainbows all day. We took our coffee out to the lanai and were greated with the lovely rainbow above. We had a leisurely breakfast before deciding to go ahead and head out to Lahaina. Just...

Aloha from Maui

I'm sitting here listening to the sound of the surf with a cool MaiTai. We are here at Napili Bay and the condo is just as we expected. It is very well furnished and will be a good place...

What to do on Maui when it rains?

Look at that forecast! Guess what day we arrive? I did look up some things to do on Maui if it rains. Visit the Maui Ocean Center. We love a good aquarium. Tour the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum....

Planning for Maui

Maui is coming up soon. I am soooo excited. We spent today planning what we wanted to do. It was perfect way to spend a rainy stormy windy Fall day. Dreaming about beaches and warm tropical winds. Here are...

Bound for Maui

We are going to Maui! G has wanted to see the Silversword that grows in Haleakala . I was looking at airfare a two weeks ago and saw a RT airfare direct to Maui for $309. Yazza! That is...

Waimea Valley

Waimea Valley - look closely and you can see me- Very tall trees! This is another post on the gardens we saw on Oahu during our trip in December. Last post I talked about the arid garden and area...

Koko Crater Botanical Garden

Koko Crater Botanical Garden My goodness - it has been over a month since we returned from Hawaii. It seems like ages ago. I looked back over my posts and realized that I did not blog about several other...

Oahu Windward Beaches

Here are a few of our favorite beaches on the Windward side of Oahu. Kailau Beach Hukilau Beach Malaekahana Beach Lanikai Beach We are returning tomorrow - Aloha for now from Paradise....

North Shore Food

Yesterday was beach day. We spent most of the day at Kailau beach enjoying the water and wonderful temperatures. Last night we went to a Christmas concert in Honolulu that we read about in the paper. It was a...

Surfin' at Waimea Bay - Eddie Aikau Competition

Eddie Would Go! It is the stuff of myths. Eddie Aikau is a legend on the North Shore both as a surfer and for giving his life to try to save his buddies after their ocean going canoe capsized....

Maunawili Falls

We awoke to the drumming of rain on the deck. Peaking out the window, I saw the Koo'lau ridge above the deck was wrapped in clouds. The forecast was for the rain to stop but for it to be...

Foster Botanical Garden

It was quiet and peaceful last night. A warm cup of coffee and a relaxing morning before driving on the Likelike to Honolulu to meet up with Girasoli, our friend from Slow Travel. Traffic was light on Sunday and...

Arrival in Paradise

Aloha!, Another warm and mostly sunny day on Oahu. Yesterday we left Seattle just as it started in to deep freeze. We had an early morning flight out of Sea-Tac and the streets sparkled in the headlights. I drove...

Hawaii

We're heading to Hawaii. Woohoo. I'm so glad to be planning a trip. It happened so fast. It was just last weekend that I decided on a whim to check and see what the airfare was to Hawaii in...