Hawaii, the big island – Episode 55

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Hawaii, the big island - Amateur Traveler Episode 55

The Amateur traveler goes to the big island of Hawaii and sees: volcanoes, lava tubes, waterfalls, banyan trees, hot lava and all those state and national parks with unpronounceable Hawaiian names. The Big Island offers resorts but it also offers the ability to hike in a lava tube or to stand close enough to hot lava to touch it… which as it turns out is a very bad idea.

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Show Notes

Hawaii (the big island) Map
Volcanos National Park
Kaumana Lava Tube
Mauna Loa Factory
Snorkel Bob’s
Akaka Falls
Billy Bob’s Park & Pork (may be closed)
Pu’uhonua o Honauna
Best Beaches
Pu’ukohola Heiau
Hawaiian Language Lessons
My Big Island Photos

Internet Resources

Solo cruising


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Chris Christensen

by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

3 Responses to “Hawaii, the big island – Episode 55”



In case nobody has told you yet, it was a mongoose you saw running across the road, not a weasel. Although I agree the rock band name would sound better with weasel. :o)



There are great Hawaii Travel packages. I think I have to try one this year.

Mele Luau


I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Episode 55 of your podcast where you explored the beautiful island of Hawaii, also known as the Big Island. Your detailed description of the various attractions, activities, and the rich culture of Hawaii was truly inspiring, and it makes me want to visit this place someday.

Your episode shed light on the unique and diverse natural beauty of the island, from the stunning black sand beaches to the picturesque waterfalls and lush rainforests. It was also fascinating to hear about the cultural significance of the island and the native Hawaiian people’s customs and traditions.

I was particularly intrigued by your discussion of the Kilauea volcano and the lava flows. It’s incredible to think about the sheer power and force of nature, and the island’s ongoing evolution due to volcanic activity.

Your episode was not only informative but also engaging and entertaining. Your passion for travel and exploring new destinations truly shines through in your podcast. Thank you for sharing your experiences and insights into this incredible destination.

I look forward to listening to more of your episodes and learning about other destinations around the world.

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