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Hawaii

(The Big Island)
(The Big Island)

Hawaii, or the Big Island as it more widely known, is very aptly named.

On Maui, you can get to most places in 30 minutes to an hour or two.  

On the Big Island, you might find yourself on the road for 3 or 4 hours.

There is much that is only acre upon acre of black lava rock.

But, don't let me discourage you from exploring it.

There is much to see and do.  It might just take a little longer in between stops.

Like Maui, the windward side (Hilo) of the island gets most of the rain,

and has the vegetation and waterfalls to show for it.

The leeward side (Kona-Kailua) is much dryer and hotter.  

This is where you'll find most of the resorts and the more touristy areas.

Kona-Kailua

Kona-Kailua is situated on the western side of the Big Island,

and is home to the largest airport on the island.

 It is also home to the most famous Tri-Athelon in the world, the Ironman.

There are many condos and hotels to be had here, as well as many gift shops, restaurants and drinking establishments.

Kahana
Kahana
Kahana

This is the area to the north of the airport, where you'll find more hotels and beaches.

Kona
Kona