Hello KS Chan and Ziners,

My husband and I spent a week on the Big Island in 2001. We especially enjoyed Volcano and Hilo. Volcano House hotel is not exactly a classic National Park lodge, and was overrun with bus tourists when we went in to look around. There are several B& B s in Volcano, we stayed at the Hale Ohia, I really enjoyed our stay there, very quiet and private, a three minute drive to the Park.

We hiked across the Kilauea Caldera, a very different kind of hike across a lava lake.

If you get a chance to visit the Market in Hilo, I had a fantastic homemade tamale there.

Have a great time!

Elizabeth, in Chicago...but leaving soon for the Grand Canyon