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Things to do in Hawaii: Hapuna Beach State Park at sunset

The white sand beach at Hapuna stretches half a mile which is not massive by any means. The beach is Hawaii Island’s most visited beach located just north of the Mauna Lani Resort. Because of the closed off location you do need to drive to get there. I’ve got to admit, having seen all the…

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Things to do in Hawaii: Waipio Lookout

Waipiʻo Valley is signposted from Highway 19 and is close to Waimea. Once in the Hamakua district it’s a short drive to a free car park where you can choose to drive down the steepest road in the USA in your 4 wheel drive or you can just take a view form the lookout point.…

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Things to do in Hawaii: Mauna Lani Resort

The above video shows a full tour of the Mauna Lani Resort on Hawaii Island. (You can even see Maui from the beach there!) The Mauna Lani Resort (also known as Mauna Lani Bay & Bungalows) was where my wife and I decided to have our wedding ceremony and was our hotel for the duration…

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Things to do in Hawaii: The Devastation of Puʻu ʻŌʻō

When Puʻu ʻŌʻō decided to erupt, many towns were forced to abandon as hundreds of homes and homes turned into lava rock. This crazy thought was a reality and serves as a reminder of how brutal mother nature can be. A visit to the end of route 130 shows the trail of destruction as parts…

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Things to do in Hawaii: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii was formed by a string of lava flows from a group of volcanoes in the ocean. Some of these volcanoes are still active today including Mauna Loa which still forms land on the Island of Hawaii in Hawaii (otherwise known as the big island). The living history of Hawaii has been captured and turned…

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Things to do in Hawaii: Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea in Hawaii is a dormant volcano and tranlates to ‘White Mountain’ in the native Hawaiian language. This is because the top is often covered in snow between November and March – locals even use this as an opportunity to go skiing! The peak of Mauna Kea is 4,207m above sea level, about 30m…

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Things to do in London: Trafalgar Square

Big European cities have grand squares and London is no exception. Trafalgar Square is distinct in it’s use of materials which are different to others in Europe. It is also the most popular square outside of Time’s Square in the world by footfall.

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Things to do in Hawaii: Mauna Kea State Park

If you are desperate for the restroom on Saddle Road then give the Mauna Kea State Park a miss. The toilets there are totally revolting! There is some sort of accommodation there and parking spaces seem to be very active. If you are heading up to the summit of Mauna Kea then I would recommend…

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Things to do in London: Charing Cross Road

Once upon a time Charing Cross Road was famous for it’s collection of book stores selling out of print and niche books as well as mainstream bestsellers. If you wanted a first edition Bond novel then this would have been the place to get it. However with increased rent and intense competition from online vendors,…

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Things to do in Hawaii: Take a drive down Saddle Road

In the above video, Myself and the wife took a drive down Saddle Road in Hawaii. this is one of the most crazy drives you could possibly do with massive potholes, dirt tracks, narrow lanes, random humps and tons of blind corners. The pay off is the fastest route between Kona and Hilo and also…

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