A few months ago (when the world was normal) I spent a week exploring the Big Island of Hawaii. My first trip to Maui a few years ago was a blast and I was super excited to visit a new island. I drove 890 miles around the entire island filling my days with hiking, brewing Kona coffee, eating spam musubi, and splitting my nights between Airbnbs, hotels and a deflated air mattress in a tent. To say the least, every day was an adventure full of unexpected surprises.
Hawaii is truly a paradise with delicious food and beautiful sceneries. I spent 5 days on Maui, the second largest island, over MLK weekend and wished I could stay longer. I saw the most beautiful sunrise from the summit of Haleakalā National Park and chased waterfalls on the 64-miles drive on the Road to Hana. On the other hand, I was also in Hawaii when the erroneous ballistic missile alert was sent out. Among the good and bad, this was definitely a memorable trip.