Kilauae Caldera

The house we’re staying in is about 2 miles from the Kīlauea Caldera in the Volcano National Park. The volcano has erupted as recently as 1982! Here’s an aerial photograph to give you a little perspective on how close we are (the blue dot is us): The Hawaiian Islands are volcanic islands. As fissures have … Continue reading

Hale Mauka

We flew from Los Angeles to the big island of Hawaii today, with a short layover in Honolulu. We’re now near the little village of Volcano, about 25 miles southwest of Hilo, staying at Hale Mauka (Hawaiian for “mountain house”), our home exchange. Our home exchange partners, Rob and Diana, moved to the big island … Continue reading


Hola from LA! We flew into LAX yesterday and are visiting our dear friend, Debbie Yates, in Culver City, California, en route to Hawaii for our 30th anniversary. It’s been a beautiful day here in Southern California: clear skies and about 72° outside, so we took advantage of the weather and the fact that today … Continue reading