Volcano Country Cottages

P.O. Box 545, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, 96785, United States | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Volcano

14,000 feet up!

A travel blog entry by samcotton

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Ok, so I'm publishing retrospectively, since its taken me a month to get writing. The time has passed so quickly! I am still at Kalani, in my groove here. Helping to run the volunteer program (note the American spelling!) and enjoying the work, although of course I am still a volunteer since my Visa will not allow me to earn money. In fact, when …

Volcanoes, Rainbows... and Ghosts?

A travel blog entry by chrisandteri

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... Ted and Caitlin, we drove down the Chain of Craters Road which has breathtaking views of lava, craters and sea as you descend 4000 feet to where lava flowed across the road in 1990 and has flowed intermittently in the years since, permanently closing an approximately 10 mile section of highway from here to Kalapana / “Uncle Robert’s”. We parked the car and walked the final half-mile to the end of the road where ...

A drive in volcano?!

A travel blog entry by laurs-and-matt

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... it was all getting a bit repetitive, we still found it fascinating so we were enjoying it still. Our final trek was to see some lava trees and to climb up an old volcano to a viewpoint across the area and look right at Mauna Aloa. It was about an hour and a half walk but the lava trees were crazy. A lava tree is created when lava flows around the trees, because the tree roots are damp and cooler this creates kind of an island, then the tree will eventually burn up and ...

From Summit to Sea

A travel blog entry by tuffychloe

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... just how big everything is.

We started seeing many Ohi'a trees. This tree has beautiful red blossoms of Lehua flowers. The red flowers are just beautiful. There is a Hawaiian legend about a young couple, Lehua and Ohi'a, who were very much in love. Pele wanted Ohi'a and was quite jealous of Lehua. Pele struck down Ohi'a and turned him into a twisted old tree. Lehua had a broken heart. The gods felt bad for what Pele had done ...

Lua pele

A travel blog entry by tuffychloe

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... by a barrier, and white lines on the lava. We were told this was a viewing area for a previous lava flow. But now, this place is in the middle of a field of lava rock. It's still mind-blowing how drastically things can change in just a few years. Soon, we were walking on a lava flow from 2007. There wasn't nearly as much vegetation here, just a couple small ferns poking out of cracks in the rock. Up ahead we could see a huge pillar of steam rising ...

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This B&B, located on P.O. Box 545, Volcano, is near Kilauea Iki Trail, Thomas A. Jaggar Museum, Volcano Winery, and Volcano Golf and Country Club.
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