Travel Tuesday: Hawai'i Volcanos National Park

 

Hawai'i, or more specifically, the island of Hawai'i is so amazingly diverse! The diversity among the landscapes was one of my favorite features while visiting. The other favorite feature of course was getting to visit with my aunt and one of my best friends! 

Hawai'i was just full of surprises. Aunt Laura was playing tour guide, so I didn't do a ton of research on the area, though often I'd rather be surprised than do all the research. The pleasant surprises along the way just feed the incurable wanderlust. 

There is always somewhere new to see and visit, so where are you longing to go? 

Travel Tuesday: Fly me to the moon..

Well, I've never been flown to the moon, but I do love a good Frank Sinatra song! The moon plays a part in each of these photos, but not as the focal point. These photos were literally taken all over the world, and it is just amazing how no matter where you go, the moon is there too! 

Travel Tuesday: More Wandering in Hawaii

Not all those who wander are lost. - JRR Tolkien

I know it's Travel Tuesday, not They Said it Thursday, but I've had that quote stuck in my mind lately and it seemed more fitting to share it with images of wandering than anything else. 

Sometimes I forget that wandering can be somewhere much closer to home than a 10 hour flight away. The other day during a photo session we wandered the other way down the beach and it was awesome. The waves were coming in higher than I'd seen at that beach before and they'd worn away so much of the jagged rock.   It wasn't quite as much wandering as visiting a new country, but it was still something new.

When was the last time you found somewhere new? Let me know in the comments and I'd love to know what you think about these new features up on the blog! 

Travel Tuesday: Akaka Falls, Hawaii

I'd like to introduce you to the second weekly feature here on the blog, Travel Tuesday!  It probably won't come as much of a surprise to you that I adore traveling and part of the fun for me is the images I capture while traveling. I can always look back at those photos and remember vividly the travels and the amazing memories!

These are a few shots from Akaka Falls Sate Park in Hawaii. My aunt took us there on our very first day in Hilo and I was convinced that she wouldn't be able to top all of the gorgeous sights she showed us the first day. Every day after that she managed to show us a little more of Hawaii that showcased the natural beauty and wonder of the island. Such a gorgeous place and an amazing adventure!

What is your favorite part of traveling? Is it seeing new sights, exploring foreign cultures, trying out different foods, or something entirely different? Let me know in the comments! 

Hawaii Adventures: Hilo Farmer's Market

Hilo Farmer's Market was one of the places I really wanted to see in Hilo. My Aunt Laura sells salsa there, so I've been hearing about the market for quite some time. (If you're ever in Hilo on a Saturday stop by the One Simple Salsa booth and say hi to her!) I've also read about it being one of the best farmer's market's in the entire United States. 

The market was amazing. It is split into three sections. One full of the fresh and tempting produce and flowers and the other two were filled with arts and souvenirs of all shapes and sizes. 

At the corner of the food tent this vendor would chop open a fresh, young coconut, stick a straw into it and hand you the most delicious coconut water. Then if you managed to actually drink it all he would chop it open again so you could eat the coconut meat. 

The colors and textures throughout the entire market had me happier than a kid in a candy store.  

Something tells me that you won't believe that this was meant to be a small post with only a few photos. 

Now I want to hear from you! What do you enjoy most at farmer's markets and do you have a favorite one that you frequent?