Pololu Valley Lookout, Hawaii

Pololu Valley Lookout

You literally have to go to the end of the road – Highway 270, in this case – to see this part of the Big Island. Definitely worth the drive, though…

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Akaka Falls, Hawaii

Akaka Falls, Hawaii

Taken at Akaka Falls State Park on the Big Island.

Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii

Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii

Located on the Kona coast of the Big Island, Kealakekua Bay is one of the most historically significant areas on the entire island. There’s a monument to Captain Cook (a white obelisk seen in the far distance on the right), marking the spot where he died in 1779. Amazing how some people manage to leave things behind, even centuries later.The place is also great for snorkeling and kayaking, though it’s peaceful enough for a brief hike and a quiet place to eat lunch. Regardless, it’s a place that every traveler should visit.

View From Kohala Highlands

View From Kohala Highlands

During my trip on the Big Island, I happened to travel along Kohala Mountain Road in the Kohala District. This high, winding highway stretched through seemingly endless fields and hills, resulting in epic vistas like this. On the far right is the west coast of the Big Island, and Mauna Kea looms in the clouds on the left. It’s so awesome, I decided to make this the blog’s new header.

*Photo can also be viewed here.