The Rambling Writer Visits the Big Island, Hawaii, part 8: Petroglyphs!

Join Thor and me as we walk among thousands of petroglyphs carved in lava beds by native Hawaiians. NOTE: After way too many months without travel, Thor insisted on an R&R escape to Hawaii this April. He’d been keeping on … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits the Big Island, Hawaii, part 7: Kilauea Volcano

Join Thor and me as we visit the volcano caldera and expansive lava fields created by ongoing eruptions still building this geologically-new island. NOTE: After way too many months without travel, Thor insisted on an R&R escape to Hawaii this … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits the Big Island, Hawaii, part 6: Painted Church Road

Join Thor and me as we enjoy the Big Island’s beautiful Painted Church and more highlights along the road. NOTE: After way too many months without travel, Thor insisted on an R&R escape to Hawaii this April. He’d been keeping … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits the Big Island, Hawaii, part 5: Snorkeling at Honaunau Bay

Our getaway continues with our favorite snorkeling spot on the Big Island. Come visit our fishy friends! NOTE: After way too many months without travel, Thor insisted on an R&R escape to Hawaii this April. He’d been keeping on eye … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Hawaii, the Big Island, part 4: Traditional Crafts

Join Thor and me as we check out the native crafts area at the Place of Refuge, Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park on the Big Island. NOTE: After way too many months without travel, Thor insisted on an R&R … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits the Big Island, Hawaii, part 3: Place of Refuge

Join Thor and me as we learn about ancient Hawaiians at a fascinating reconstruction site. NOTE: After way too many months without travel, Thor insisted on an R&R escape to Hawaii this April. He’d been keeping on eye on the … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits the Big Island, Hawaii, part 2

Join Thor and me as we explore the Big Island, starting with a boat excursion to swim with wild spinner dolphins and snorkel by the Captain Cook monument. NOTE: After way too many months without travel, Thor insisted on an … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits the Big Island, Hawaii

Thor and I escaped to the islands after too many months without travel. Here’s an overview of the Big Island, Hawaii. We’re enjoying some long-delayed R&R in Hawaii, and the big island is fascinating. Here are some highlights. Please vote … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Kaua’i, Part 5: Beautiful Beaches! With Dolphins!

As rainy autumn creeps up on us (or smashes, in the case of the East Coast hurricane), Thor and I revisit our June trip to this beautiful Hawai’ian island, which was recovering from its own historic storm. For those following … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Kauai: Hiking Waimea Canyon

Celebrating Thor’s retirement after 40 years as Professor of Paleontology and Geology, we visited the primeval island of Kauai, Hawai’i, and hiked into the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” NOTE: For an overview and highlights of our island trip, see … Continue reading

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