The Big Island was the perfect first stop on our Hawaiian honeymoon, or ‘Wundermoon’ as I called it. One of the many things I adore about Matt is he’s a “mile-a-minute-traveler” just like I am so we crammed as much as we could into our Wundermoon. We did a ton of little things in addition to our bigger adventures, so I thought I would share a handful of photos from our bonus adventures and share a couple of favorites again.
One of my favorite things about the Big Island is the ever-changing landscape. I love the mountains, volcanoes, lavas, fields of flowers, shorelines, cliffs, rainforests… It’s unbelievable! We had pull over for this photo because I loved the clouds rolling over the green hills, the dark volcanic soil and these stunning pink flowers. So beautiful!
The landscape is just stunning. Plus, when you get closer to towns you can find all kinds of roadside stands selling fresh, local fruits. We stopped to get a pound of lychees which were just about to be out of season. So much yumminess!
This was the sunrise our last morning on the Big Island. I love beautiful skies and when the moon is out and glowing it’s even more beautiful!
‘Akaka Falls was stunning in every light. The soft, morning light [left] and sunrise [right] were both stunning. The middle photo is Matt + me at the Green Sand Beach. We hiked to his beach and marveled in the fact that it’s one of four in the entire world!
Being lovey-dovey on the Black Sand Beach. I just love this man + our adventures so very much!
Plane windows not only are wanderlusty for me, but now they make me think of Matt because he has this childlike-wonder about him when he looks out the window. It’s so adorable. We also got a little lounge-time in on the Manini’owali White Sand Beach over on the Kona-side [west side] of the island.
Manini’owali White Sand Beach – beautiful! I love the way that the white brings out the aqua in the ocean. It’s just so beautiful!
Being a coffee-lover I had to have Kona Coffee from the source! So, we stopped at the Kona Coffee Museum. It was free to enter and there were lots of different exhibits about the history of coffee, Mark Twain’s travels + experience with the coffee, loads of samples of teas + coffees and so much more! Matt sampled teas, not being a coffee drinker, and then I had to get an iced coffee to go!
The main reason that I wanted to visit The Big Island was Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and it was such a joy to see these volcano glow at night! So. Much. Magic.
I hope you enjoyed the first part of our Wundermoon and stay tuned for the next part of the Wundermoon series – KAUA’I!
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