The Big Island of Hawaii is very easy to travel around. Great highways link the main parts of the island within a couple of hour drive from about anywhere. One day trip we did was Hilo on the Northeast part of the Island.

We left the Western side and drove over the mountain ranges on Highway 200. On this Highway you see more lava flows, farms, and gain a lot of elevation. On the downslope of the mountain range, you see the Hilo Forest Reserve. Coming from Oregon, the trees are a lot smaller and more sparse.

Hilo Forest Reserve
Hilo Forest Reserve

Two Ladies Kitchen

Hilo is a smaller town of approximately of 43,000 people. A vibrant port town, it has commanding views of the Pacific Ocean. Our first stop was the Two Ladies Kitchen. We arrived when it opened at 10am. The kitchen is very small and offers fresh mochi creations.

After eating a fresh strawberry mochi we went off walking and exploring the town.

Your Sun Buns
Your Sun Buns

Hilo Farmers Market

A short walk away, we stumbled to a vibrant Hilo Farmers Market.

Hilo Farmers Market
Hilo Farmers Market

The market is open daily and offers the freshest fruit and island arts and crafts.

Big Island Candies

Before leaving, a must visit is Big Island Candies. It’s a big factory that allows visitors to view the kitchen and purchase any treat they create.

Big Island Candies
Big Island Candies
Viewing the Kitchen at Big Island Candies

Stay tuned for more adventures!

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