As I close out the year on 2013, I’ll say it was quite an adventurous year! My hubby and I created a new YouTube Channel, “Untamed Hawaii” to take viewers with us on our exploits to fun and cool places to visit on the Big Island. We will continue to take the GoPro along in 2014 and we hope you will come along on the journey with us.
Three things I did in 2013, that were new and different were to go to the backside of Mauna Kea, (see photo) which we did last weekend and we filmed. The fog and mist were ethereal and we did not see one other soul for miles. I also had a chance to discover a bit more about the Kohala Coast and how rich it is with agriculture and people working to change “big Ag”. A particularly nice surprise was Daylight Mind Coffee company next to the Wyland Gallery in downtown Kona. The view from that restaurant is just amazing and I had a great time having lunch alone last week while watching the huge surf come in while surfers braved 25 foot waves.
If you are coming to the Big Island for a week (or longer) in 2014 and you want to hit the best places to go that have the most bang for your tourism buck, here they are.
Other side trips, “Hot Ponds and Champagne Ponds” in the East Hawaii and of course, Volcano National Park.
Hapuna Beach and Kua Bay are easily accessible by rental car and you can spend long hours cavorting in the blue water and wiggling your toes in the soft sand. The other places can either be hiked into or you can contact Big Island Off Road Adventures for an excursion. ($99 from Kua to Maks!) If you can’t swing it, keep an eye on this blog and we’ll take your there at least for a five minute segment. 😉
Thanks readers, for following along on this journey of loving and seeing the Big Island with me. It is an amazing place to call home.