Activities Hikes

A Mauna Kea Sunset and Stargazing Adventure with Hawaii Forest & Trail

For our recent 4-day adventure to the Big Island, we decided that wanted to visit the summit of Mauna Kea. To get to the summit, one must drive up the infamous Saddle Road. Many locals will tell you that Saddle Road is a very dangerous road to drive on. In fact, a portion of the 16 mile road, just past the visitor center, is unpaved and very rugged. To aid in our excursion through Saddle Road and to maintain the limited warranty on our rental vehicle, we decided on going with a tour group led by Hawaii Forest & Trail. The last thing that we needed was a flat tire on our Mustang at 13,000 feet with no cellular signal available [1].


Instagram Hawaii Spotting: Volume 3

This is Instagram Hawaii Spotting: Volume 3. I use Instagram a lot. A LOT. This makes sense since I’m pretty much glued to my iPhone and I love to snap photos. I just returned from a short, 4 day and 3 night stay on the Big Island. Michelle and I had an amazing time. Here are a few Instagram shots taken during our most recent visit to the largest of the Hawaiian islands.

Photography Sights

Mauna Lapse: From Sea to Summit

Doug Urquhart of Atlanta, Georgia, based The upThink Lab recently put together an excellent collection of timelapse videos taken during a recent wedding anniversary trip to the Big Island and Maui. The video features images from Kilauea and Mauna Kea in Hawaii and Haleakala in Maui.