While wandering the back roads of Hawaii

Outside many small island towns, nature encroaches quickly.


What seems at first a jumble of quirky architecture becomes a microcosm of 20th century Hawaiian social change.

Small towns off the Hawaii Belt Road rediscover their mojo


The sacred Waipi’o Valley – boyhood home of King Kamehameha I


Tread gently in the valley of kings, Waipi’o, Hawaii


 Lush green grass, the deep blue of the ocean, dry rock wall fences and plump black cattle are as much a part of Hawaiian tradition as spear fishing and canoe racing.


The legacy of Hawaiian beef at Anna Ranch and Village Burger


Nearing the Hilo Farmers Market, the scents and sights are a kaleidoscope of sensations.  Food stalls, produce vendors, flower sellers, clothing, crafts, jewelry and a even a seamstress radiate out onto the surrounding sidewalks.

at the Hilo market

The Hilo Market is a trove of cultural curiosities

Spam Macadamia nuts

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