When I traveled to the Big Island several years ago, all I remember was my exclamations of "Oh, how nice, another historical lava flow. Isn't it cute how they have markers in each one to record the specific date." Yawn, yawn. I must have been traveling with my eyes closed! This time, I was amazed at the diversity of this island. Where else in the world can you begin a two hour drive departing from a balmy white sand beach, heading up through rain forests, deserts, cattle ranches, and end up in a ski resort where the chair lift allows you to view the whole island at a height of approximately 13,000 feet?
On to my accommodation...I arrived at the Mauna Loa earlier than planned. Check-in was a...Read More