Trip to Big Island, Hawaii

Hapuna beach the Big Island
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I’m not much of an adventurer. I like to be comfortable and always want to know that everything will go smoothly. But with all the talk about Big Island, Hawaii being the most beautiful place on earth, I decided it was time for me to try something new. 

After doing some research online, I found a great deal on flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Hilo International Airport (ITO), where there are many hotels and resorts. 

So how did my trip turn out? Here’s what happened.

Took a trip on the plane

The next day I took a trip on the plane. It was small, but it got me there in no time.

I had to wait in line for a while, but that was fine with me because I got to see what everyone else was doing and look at their clothes (not while they were wearing them).

The plane wasn’t too crowded with people; it seemed like most of them left before me, so I didn’t have to worry about bumping into anyone or anything like that during takeoff.

There weren’t any windows when we were up in the air, so you couldn’t see outside except when we passed over clouds. That would’ve been cool if we could’ve seen through them!

Had a tour of the island with a car

You did the right thing by booking a car tour of the island. We were able to go to so many places that we usually wouldn’t have seen! 

The island of Hawaii boasts a wide variety of activities for all interest levels and includes two unique botanical gardens, two championship golf courses, and a thriving cultural scene.

We saw black sand beaches, green sand beaches, hot springs (not as hot as they say), and many waterfalls. There was even lava flowing into the ocean! It was incredible!

Stayed at a hotel

With sweeping landscapes and raw, untouched beauty, the Big Island of Hawaii’s natural wonders is unlike any other. Given the chance to explore, you’ll want to be sure you choose from the very best hotels on the island―just one of many reasons.

Thanks to its size, the Big Island of Hawaii is a true jack-of-all-trades when it comes to accommodations. From big, luxurious hotels to B&Bs, hostels, and vacation rentals.

Had an amazing time

We met many new people, saw beautiful scenery and had a fantastic time. We could explore the island and see fun things like volcanoes and waterfalls.

We stayed at this cool house in Hilo with many other people from our school. The house was right on the ocean with a great view!


It was one of those moments where you mentally pitch yourself. The dream has become a reality. I was finally on the Big Island and I was going to love every single second. 

This was a fantastic trip, and I can’t wait until next time!

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