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Must-do activities "Only" in Big Island, Hawaii

There are a ton of activities that you can do in the Big Island of Hawaii, but there are a couple of them that you cannot do anywhere else in the US of A. Which is why we recommend them as must-do activities while you are there.
1) Lava viewing:
I never imagined I would get a chance to see new Earth being created right in front of my eyes. It is a sight that is difficult to describe. It is as raw and pure a vision of Earth that you could ever get. And it is overwhelming. 
Imagine this. You are standing on fresh Earth created a few days ago. It is dark, crisp and brittle. As if it got baked for too long, unchecked. And all of a sudden, a few feet from where you are standing, the surface cracks open, and red hot lava begins to flow. It is a thick viscous liquid that begins to solidify almost instantly, forming new Earth just like that. You are blissfully unaware of all the action that occurred below the surface but you witness the spectacle in awe. It feels like a mom giving birth to a bab…

Our 6th anniversary trip to Big Island, Hawaii

Have you ever been to a totally new place that you have never been before and felt like you totally belonged there? Have you found a place that fills your heart with joy and keeps your soul at peace other than in the embrace of a loved one? I found all this and more in a place that is about 8,000 miles away from where I was born. In a totally different country and culture. In Big Island, Hawaii. Life is strange, I remind myself. 
I have to tell you that this isn't our first trip to Hawaii. Our most anticipated anniversary trip to Maui, Hawaii 2 years ago was a bit of a let down and we told everyone that we liked our anniversary trip to Puerto Rico a year ago better than that of our Maui trip. Most of them were surprised. This year however, we decided to give Hawaii another try, thanks to some immigration related issues that wouldn't allows us to do international travel with ease. We hesitated before booking our trip to Big Island, but we needn't have worried. It turned out …