Articles Tagged ‘lava’

Star of the Sea painted church shares Kalapana’s past

Star of the Sea painted church shares Kalapana’s past March 30, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Mauna Kea’s lava flow of the late 80s and early 90s left just one building that still stands today, the Star of the Sea, or Kalapana’s Painted Church. Located on the left at the bottom of the Kalapana Highway, just before the fork in the road leading to the lava field that was once the beautiful...

A Day In Puna

A Day In Puna August 19, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
So you’re on the Big Island, and you head to the east side, AKA the rainy side. You’ll want to explore deep in isolated Puna, known as the boonies. Begin your day down along the Puna coast enjoying nature in all of her glory. If you haven’t had breakfast yet stop by the town’s...

Lava, hippies, and warm ponds, oh my!

Lava, hippies, and warm ponds, oh my! May 11, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
I was raised on the Big Island of Hawaii. Fresh off the boat from New York City at seven years old, we moved to the boonies of the north side. The “driveway” leading up to our old plantation house was two miles of dirt and rocks, and between begging my mom to let me play the first Nintendo,...