The Hawaiian Islands
Travel log by Destin Bradwell

Welcome to paradise.  Located 2,390 miles from California and 3,850 miles from Japan, Hawaii is the most isolated population center on Earth!  In this travel log, I have included over 100 photos from Maui, Kauai and Hawaii's Big Island which are divided into 11 sections.  If you have any questions or are interested in purchasing any of my photos, please email me: or shop online at my new website,  It is complete with photos from the Hawaiian Islands, Galapagos Islands, Society Islands (South Pacific) and Western Europe.  Enjoy!

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Hawai'i - The Big Island - The Big Island is about twice the size of all the other Hawaiian islands combined.  It is home to Kilauea -  the world's most active volcano, Mauna Loa - the world's tallest mountain (31,000 feet from base to summit), and eleven of the 14 known climate zones in the World.  Plus, it has beautiful tropical beaches, great snorkeling and diving, and lush rainforests and waterfalls.  As a resident of the Big Island, I am always looking for more photo opportunities, and I will be adding the photos here as I acquire them. 

Section One - Kona's dry volcanic coast (west coast)

Section Two - Hamakua Coast - Paradise (northeast coast)

Section Three - Scenic Puna District (southeast coast)

Section Four - Volcano National Park (south coast)

Section Five - Hawaii's Underwater and Sea life


Kaua'i - The Garden Isle -  Kauai is the oldest of the eight main islands in the archipelago, making it more rugged than its neighboring islands.  Some claims to fame include Waimea Canyon, which is known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, Mt. Waialeale - the rainiest place on Earth, and the beauty of the NaPali Coastline.  Its no wonder Hollywood has used Kauai as its backdrop in so many movies.  Hits include Jurassic Park, 6 Days and 7 Nights, South Pacific... and so on!

Section Six - Sights around Kauai

Section Seven - Amazing helicopter tour

Section Eight - Diving Kauai's lava tubes plus turtles, seals, boobies and nenes


Maui - The Valley Isle - Maui is the second largest island in the Hawaiian chain.  Highlights from this island included 'Iao Valley State Park, Haleakala National Park, and of course, the famous drive to Hana.  It is also a popular spot for surfers, especially in the Winter months.  

Section Nine - Sights around Maui

Section Ten - Sunrise from Haleakala Crater and biking down

Section Eleven - Driving to Hana... and back


All pictures and information Destin Bradwell 2005 - 2007