Over the last 30 years, Kilauea’s eruptions have destroyed more than 200 homes. Yet despite its destructive force, many residents refuse to leave, making a living from the lava.
Step away from the summer crowds and pay these five unpretentious spots a visit, ranging from a scenic shoreline in California to a New Jersey town oozing with Victorian history.
Explore the island’s ancient sea caves and verdant valleys at your own pace, stopping to shower in waterfalls and sleep under the stars.
The Pride of America, the only cruise ship permitted to sail purely among the islands, costs less than a self-guided tour and delivers the same scenic wonders in impressive style.
On your next trip, forgo a passport stamp for a postmark from these one-of-a-kind US institutions, including a one-woman show in Florida and a coconut delivery service in Hawaii.
The annual Waikiki Spam Jam, held on Oahu, welcomes more than 25,000 people to sample dishes featuring the canned meat, including Spam nachos and the choco Spamalicious popsicle.