Posts tagged ‘hawaii’

A Vacation to Hawaii, from a Kid’s Perspective

Sure, kids all love Disney World and Disneyland, but what about those other spots the grown ups might like to visit? Is Hawaii to grown up for them? Will the kids love Hawaii or hate it?

Photo by NJScottAway on flickr, licensed under Creative Commons 2.0.

Lensmaster Treasures by Brenda has let the kids take the reigns on her Squidoo lens, Hawaii for Kids, by a Kid. Written from a 4th grader’s perspective, the lens also has photos and real thoughts of what this child thought of the vacation to Hawaii.  Before you dive in and invest money into your own vacation, give it a read! It will give you some great insight on how your kid might look back on the trip (and this kid loved it!).

Brenda has also written a tourist’s guide to the best souvenirs that can be found in Hawaii, a top ten list of items that you might find on the island from the traditional Hawaiian shirt and lei to cookbooks and photo albums. Which souvenir does she recommend the most? It’s one that’s stood the test of time, but you’ll have to visit the lens to see what that might be.

You might also like Kona Girl’s lens on the Big Island of Hawaii, home of the most active volcanoes in the world.

June 7, 2009 at 7:38 pm 1 comment

The Big Island of Hawaii

Hapuna Beach at Sunset, South Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii, USA

Hawaii is renowned for its beautiful beaches, waterfalls and foliage on islands like Oahu, Maui, and Kauai, but the real action on the archipelago of Hawaii lies on the big island of Hawaii itself.

Lava in the Volcano National Park, Hawaii

Lava in the Volcano National Park, Hawaii Photographic Print

French, Peter

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Larger than all of the other Hawaiian islands combined, this volcanic island has the lowest population density. Much of the island was created by volcanic activity. While most of the volcanoes are dormant or extinct, some are very active. Those that are active can be found in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Beautiful black sand beaches from volcanic flow can be found all over the island.

Rainbow Falls Near Hilo, Island of Hawaii (Big Island), Hawaii, USAAs lensmaster Kona Girl states on her lens on the big island of Hawaii, the island holds the biggest mountain in the world, bigger than Mount Everest! The base of Mauna Kea is below sea level, and the rise to the top is actually greater than that of Everest. Atop Mauna Kea you can find one of the world’s most important astronomy centers, Mauna kea Observatory. I highly suggest that you visit Kona Girl’s lens on the big island. It’s an incredible resource and really points out everything about the entire island, from waterfalls to state parks, what’s going on with the island right now, surfing, and even some personal shark encounters on Hawaii.

This Big Island book gets 5/5 stars on Amazon (with 250+ reviews!): Hawaii The Big Island Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook

February 6, 2009 at 2:51 pm 1 comment

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