Hawai’i Adventure Part Two – Big Island

Here comes our second post about our awesome time on the beautiful islands of Hawai’i. This time I would like to tell you a little about the time we spent in Big Island. Melly and I were at the same time in Big Island but we had
two different locations to stay at. But we both booked our apartments through Airbnb. There is always a chance to have bad luck with a location (I had this in Maui and will tell you more about it in the next Hawai’i Blog post ;-)) but these accommodations were just great. Everything was clean and looked nicely. For you, who don’t know what Airbnb is: people can offer them on this website if they have a free room or an apartment to give them to people, so it is actually kind of a private hotel. You just have to take care about your meals and that’s it! If you do enough research and read the recommendations it is very possible to get a nice, clean and good location to stay.

In Big Island the weather is also different from the other islands. So you should think about this fact before packing your suitcase. Although during the day it can be warm, it was very cloudy the days we we have been there and when it gets dark, it gets really cold. Also, Big Island has some of the wettest spots on earth – so a rain jacket could be very helpful πŸ˜‰ So next to your shorts, also bring some sweaters and long pants with you. We even saw snow on top of Mauna Kea which is one of the most awesome places on the island, you definitely should check it out because it’s one of the greatest places to see stars in the entire world. So as you can see warm clothes are also essential here. On this island, there is the Volcanoes National Park which is huge and you can actually spend a whole day there. It is great to see the volcano – the KΔ«lauea- but also go there when it is dark, then you can see the glow of it. If you are going to Big Island in January and February for example you have a chance to see the actual lava because the volcano is still very active. I’m really sad I couldn’t see that, we only went there in our Spring Break which was in end of March but I’ve heard it is supposed to be very impressive. So if you get the chance go there in the first months of the year πŸ™‚
Very close, there is also a black sand beach which you can se in one of the pictures. Big Island is, as its name says, the biggest of the Hawaiian islands and it takes a little longer to drive to places. But if you are willing to take a more adventurous ride, go to the Southern most point of America, the Ka Lae Point and watch a beautiful sunset there. The next land that comes after the Pacific Ocean you see will be Antarctica, can you imagine that?
It is definitely worth it! So now I talked enough and will show you some pictures about this awesome trip. The next Hawaii Adventure will be Maui and I can’t wait to tell you about this trip! So stay tuned πŸ™‚
And Melly will also post some pictures about her experience in Big Island soon! These are only my impressions and I hope you will enjoy them and I am very looking forward to your comments!

Love,
Juli

In the Background you can see the Crater of the Volcano as well as Smoke

Black Sand Beach

Southern most Point

Hiking in Big Island

H&M Top
Skirt with Stripes
TOMMY HILFIGER Sandals

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Hawai’i Adventure Part One

For most of the people Hawai’i remains to be THE paradise to visit. And it is indeed like a dream to be there. We lived there for a whole semester to
study Communication and Social Sciences and to experience the Hawaiian Lifestyle. Watching TV shows before we actually went to Hawai’i the images always looked gorgeous and unreal. I was thinking that this must be photoshoped because it can’t be that beautiful πŸ˜‰ but it is!

We lived in the heart of Waikiki, together with the thousands of tourists coming to Hawai’i every week. Waikiki Beach was still beautiful, we learned surfing there and it was only two blocks away from our apartment, but it was actually really crowded. So we started to go on roadtrips across the island to see if there are really beaches we always saw on TV. Although sometimes they were hidden, we found a few, which made us speechless. No, it was definitely not photoshoped, this is real! I couldn’t believe it. Lanikai Beach was only one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. Our Roadtrip also lead us to the North Shore – my personal favorite part of the island! The waves were huge and you could watch the professional surfers doing incredible moves between the rocks in the ocean. On North Shore it is sometimes a little more windy than in Waikiki, that’s why there aren’tt as many tourists. If you are lucky you can see turtles at the Turtle Beach or go to Haleiwa and check out the surfer shops there and have great lunch.
There are just a few pictures to show you how Oa’hu looks like and what you can experience there. Since it is very warm in Hawai’i the whole year you can pack your summer outfits. Get your short pants and dresses out of your closet and get ready to explore the island. We are here also showing you some outfits we were wearing during our stay there.
For Hawai’i Adventure Part Two we want to show you the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands – Big Island with its volcano and the different nature there as well as some incredible outfits we were wearing on the other island, so stay tuned πŸ™‚

    TOMMY HILFIGER Dress
Both necklaces FOREVER 21
White top from a surfer shop

Melly is exploring the island with a printed jumpsuit from a local surfer shop

Dress Juli: HOLLISTER
Dress Melly: FOREVER 21
On our way to the Lanikai Pillboxes

Both dresses: FOREVER 21

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