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Bike Tour at Volcanoes National Park

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by Andrew B., Friend of Paradise in Hawaii   One of the main reasons our family visited the Big Island of Hawaii was to tour Volcanoes National Park. My wife and I first visited over 20 years ago and while we were there we hiked a small portion of the Park. Recently we returned with our two teenage sons; we wanted to see the volcanoes in a new way, and to see...

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Ironman World Championship with a Cause

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This month, Christopher Trent and his family are staying in one of our homes while he competes in the Ironman World Championships in Kona as a national representative for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Ironman World Championship in Kona is a big deal. In this long-distance triathlon, athletes from around the world swim 2.4 miles in open water, cycle for 112 miles, and finally run a marathon (26.2 miles)!...

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See the Lava Flow!

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Exciting volcano news – the current lava flow has changed direction and is now heading into the ocean through the National Park! According to the Hawaii Volcano Observatory, the lava reached the ocean on July 26th (see map of current lava flow). Some of our guests have been able to hike or ride bikes to the lava flow in order to see the lava up close and feel the heat!   While...

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