The Hawaiian Islands are spectacular. Tourists can swim and surf on sunny beaches, hike through gorgeous rain forests and visit fascinating cultural sites. As Emily Swift explores these beautiful islands, she delves into Hawaii’s history and learns about native myths such as the story of the fire goddess Pele who lives in the volcano on Big Island.
Although Emily spends most of her time on Oahu, “the gathering place,” she makes one nearly fatal trip to Big Island. Most hikers at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park experience adventure without the danger that Emily finds.
Learn more about the Islands
Learn more about Hawaii
Official site https://www.gohawaii.com/
Hawaii’s history https://www.gohawaii.com/hawaiian-culture/history
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park https://www.nps.gov/havo/index.htm
Byodo-in Temple http://www.byodo-in.com/
Photo Gallery of Byodo-in Temple http://www.byodo-in.com/gallery.htm
Foster Botanical Garden http://www.honolulu.gov/cms-dpr-menu/site-dpr-sitearticles/568-foster-botanical-garden.html
Scary lava video tips https://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/lava2.htm
Senator Fong’s Plantation http://www.aloha-hawaii.com/oahu/senator-fongs-plantation/