Tagged With "Big Island"

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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 3, 2014: Kohala Sunset, Big Island, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
 It's hard to beat Hawaiian sunsets.  This one was taken from the northwestern corner of the Big Island, looking in the direction of Asia (the next landmass due west of here).  We were  driving from the cowboy town of Waimea...
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

PHeymont ·
It's not often we get an inside view of an event like this, while it's going on. Thanks! I've been wondering whether people on Kauai, where Iniki changed everything, had very different reactions to the possible storm than those on the Big Island?
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The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 3). Kona & South Coast

DrFumblefinger ·
 This blog is being published on the same day PHeymont posted some great pics of Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, or Place of Refuge, which you can see here.  Along with the Place of Refuge, I'm discussing...
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The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 2). Hilo & Hamakua Coast

DrFumblefinger ·
(Sunset over Hilo Bay, Big Island of Hawaii) Hilo is tucked into the northeastern corner of the Big Island, on the slopes of Mauna Loa’s rainy side.  And boy can it rain; the region gets up to 200 inches (500 cm) each year though...
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Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

DrFumblefinger ·
It's not every day a traveler has to deal with a hurricane -- especially when vacationing in the South Pacific.  My first brushes with one were exciting in a way, but tedious in most respects.     I've experienced a number of "natural...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 28, 2014: Pololu Valley, Big Island, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
  Today's highlighted picture was taken from the Pololu Valley lookout in the northwestern corner of the Big Island, which offers memorable views of a classic Hawaiian landscape.  Foamy surf, black sand beaches, rugged...
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Walking across the Ohio: Big Four Bridge, Louisville

Jonathan L ·
Once the mainline for trains crossing the Ohio River, this 1895 truss bridge is now for pedestrians and cyclists, including Jonathan L.
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Big Ben to go silent next year

Travel Rob ·
Officials announce Big Ben will be silent for months during repairs next year.
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Gallery: Hapuna Beach Prince Resort, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
One of my favorite places to travel is the Big Island of Hawaii.  Where else can you find the tallest mountains in the world, the most active volcano in the world, and a surreal landscape of lava flows, desert vegetation, coffee plantations and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 12, 2014: Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Dr.Y ·
      The landscape on the Big Island of Hawaii is simply amazing!  You can watch it change before your very eyes at Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site .  The park is home of Kilauea volcano, one...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 29, 2015: The art of lava

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm often amazed at how beautiful the small things in nature can be.  Whether a bee pollinating a flower, a wild animal stopping to look at you, a blade of grass struggling to grow in a desert, or how sculpted lava can seem.   These photos...
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The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 4). Kohala & Saddle Road

DrFumblefinger ·
My final blog post on the Big Island covers the driest (less than 25 cm of rain a year) and oldest parts of the island — the northwest and central regions.  (Petroglyphs, King's Trail, Waikoloa village) The Kohala...
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The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 1). Volcanoes Park

DrFumblefinger ·
(Volcanoes National Park -- plume of volcanic smoke from Halema'uma Crater) There are many places in the world I wish everyone could visit.  At the top of this list is Hawaii.  It’s a great travel destination and for me retains...
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Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Redux

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm a huge fan of National Parks, and one of the most amazing parks anywhere is Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's Big Island.  When you visit, you'll know why it's a UNESCO World Heritage site !   I've previously shared some of my...
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Watching Nature or Disaster? Flying over Volcano Eruption

PHeymont ·
Big Island Air is offering small-plane flights over two active volcanic eruptions on Hawaii's Big Island (one of the eruptions was featured in yesterday's  Gumbo Pic of the Day ). The other eruption is in an area closed off to visitors but which...
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Cultural Heritage Of Hong Kong

alisamura ·
Alisa Mura shares some of the traditions and cultural gems you can find tucked amid the skyscrapers of Hong Kong.
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Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park (The Place of Refuge), Big Island of Hawaii (Where Gumbo was #113)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Perhaps the best place on the Big Island to enjoy a sunset (from many great possibilities),  Pu’uhonua o Honaunau  (the Place of Refuge) is a remarkable destination.  This is a National Historic site which should be...
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Re: "Surf and Turf" at Roy's in Waikoloa. Short rib with macadamia crusted mahi-mahi. Wonderful!

Travel Rob ·
Please do a food review on this place! It looks delicious!
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Take a Grand Tour of the World by Going to the Big Apple Circus

Travel Rob ·
This years Big Apple Circus's show will focus on  travel. 'The Grand Tour' will be set in the 1920's  and will feature acts from every continent, except Antarctica. Ships, trains, automobiles, and airplanes will serve as the...
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Big Mouse is watching you

PHeymont ·
Disney files patents for systems that would track visitors by their shoes and for robots that would use data from it to "customize" guest experience.
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Will 'Big Brother' be keeping track of tourists in Thailand?

Travel Rob ·
Thailand telecom regular announces proposal to track tourists by SIM Card
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January 17, 2020: Big Sky Country, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some images taken while on a roadtrip through Montana.
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Pineapple, Hilo, Big Island of Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
Pineapple, Hilo, Big Island of Hawaii
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Big Sky Country. On the road in Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
Big Sky Country.  On the road in Montana
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

PortMoresby ·
And another wonder...I wonder how many parks have signs ready on a shelf for closings due to "severe weather" and "tropical storm".
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

DrFumblefinger ·
Hawaiians are pretty mellow folks, as you know, PHeymont. And they weren't too excited about this Hurricane. Cautiously aware but no adrenaline flowing if that makes sense. Good point about signage, PM.
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

GarryRF ·
You cant say your vacations are uneventful DrF. Something to remember for a long time. Here in the UK we're still sweeping up the debris after Hurricane Gonzalo came through this morning. Winds up to 88mph.. But I didn't pay for the privilege of having my day spoilt like you did. Sun will come out tomorrow - more pix needed please !
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

DrFumblefinger ·
The sun did indeed come out today (Tuesday). As you can see from the attached photo. Lots of photos of the trip already up on Gumbo on the Go, with more to follow. Check out that link here: https://www.travelgumbo.com/clips?fileType=IMAGE
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

GarryRF ·
Wonderful collection of photos DrF. Very educational too.. I didn't know they grew coffee beans there too. My biggest regret is the 3 day stopover I had there. It was nowhere near long enough. But your pix have been an insight into some of the things I would have loved to see.
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comments, Garry. Kona coffee is among the most flavorful in the world. Very smooth and rich in flavor. Hawaii's not easy to get to, especially from Europe, but it's worth some effort to do so.
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

GarryRF ·
Some of the best long haul flights stop off in interesting places. That's why I love taking a few days in San Francisco. And Hawaii. Mainly because I can walk for miles. So many US cities are not "Pedestrian friendly" I'm off to search the internet for Kona Coffee ! I have noticed that the Islands have the most memorable Flag of all the US States ! Thanks DrF !
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

DrFumblefinger ·
That flag must have been inspired by Captain Cook. And we all know what happened to him on these islands....(if you don't, google it).
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

GarryRF ·
The Flag was adopted 70 years after the death of Cook. It was designed by the Head of the Hawaiian Navy. Who's previous employment was with the British Royal Navy.
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Re: Walking across the Ohio: Big Four Bridge, Louisville

PHeymont ·
No big city involved, but it reminds me of early teen years, walking the old railroad-then-highway bridge across the Missouri River from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The best part was the birds-eye view of the tugs and barges, and the long views downriver. Sadly, that one is gone, now.
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Re: Walking across the Ohio: Big Four Bridge, Louisville

Samantha ·
Great post Jonathan. I love bridges and really enjoyed reading about this one and all its history. It's definitely being adding it my to-do list! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Walking across the Ohio: Big Four Bridge, Louisville

DrFumblefinger ·
Great travel experience and a fun place from which to see the landscape! Thanks, Jonathan.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 6, 2015: Windmills in the Sunset

DrFumblefinger ·
Recently my wife and I traveled across Montana by car.  It's a large state with some amazing mountain ranges and lots of wide open plains -- the "Big Sky" country the state is known for.  The sun was beginning to set when I spotted a group...
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Southern Coast, Big Island of Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
Southern Coast, Big Island of Hawaii
 
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