Highly recommended in the Lonely Planet, the visit to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park was a long yet fun journey. While the distance between Kona and the park is not tremendous, the twisty and windy road to get there took about 3 hours to drive. By the time I arrived, I enjoyed the hiking across an active yet dormant volcano crust. Water would seep into the crevasses and release steam; the surface warm to the touch. It was unique to see the old lava spill over what used to be a highway. An indication that mother nature will always rule. One of the most unique hikes I’ve ever taken.