There are four green sand beaches in the world, which are located in: Guam, the Galapagos, Norway, and the Big Island! The beach is “green” due to green olivine crystals in the sand and while it’s not the greenest sand in the world (it was more like a golden olive color), it’s still pretty dang cool! Papakōlea Beach/Mahana Beach is about a 3 mile hike from the parking area, which is relatively flat, but super dusty and during our visit, CRAZY windy! The wind gusts were probably 50mph and we got blasted with sand, which felt like little daggers on our skin. Despite our struggle of a hike, we are sooo glad we made the trek to see one of the four green sand beaches in the world!
On our 4th day of Christmas Giveaways we present @keikikaukau non-toxic Wooden Play Food Sets. Set includes a loco moco, pole bowl, musubi , papaya, malasada, guava juice, and shave ice. For every set that is sold, @keikikaukau donated 5 meals to the hawaii food bank - how awesome is that? • The winner of this giveaway will win one @keikikaukau food set. To enter: ~ FOLLOW @cribhawaii and @keikikaukau ~ LIKE this post ~ TAG a friend below. Multiple tags allowed and encouraged. • Open to US residents only (we’ll ship your prize if you live outside of Hilo). The winner will be selected at random and announced in our stories. Your account must be public to win. This giveaway will expire on 12/9/19 at 8:59am. • Also available to order online. Link in bio or DM with email to order. Include zip code if shipping. Hilo customers, shop online and select IN-STORE PICK-UP as shipping method. • This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. • #hilo#hawaii#bigisland#shop small #shoplocal#reducereuserecycle#hawaiibabyboutique#cribhawaii#keikikaukau#woodenfoodset
On our 4th day on the Big Island we explored the Hilo area! From tons of food, to waterfalls, to a lava tube, to walking around town, it was a jam packed day and probably one of our favorites of the trip. The vlog from the day is now up on YouTube! 🙌🏼
What am I doing now that I do not have this beautiful sight to photograph. Well it is giving me the chance to photograph other things around the islands and around the world. but I have thousands and thousands of photographs to go back through that I have not had the time to explore. My archives are an adventure. #archives#lava#volcano#moon#hawaii#bigisland