Byodo-In Temple | Things to do in Hawaii, Oahu

Byodo-In Temple is located in Kanoehe, HI. Located at the back of Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, it sits at the base of the Ko’olau Mountain Range. The temple is a local gem. If it’s been raining recently, you’ll be surrounded by waterfalls cascading down the mountains. It’s a dreamy as it seems.

Byodo-In Temple, Oahu, Hawaii

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Creative entrepreneur, photographer, and founder of The Modern Daydream, a lifestyle blog. Kristine is a Michigan girl, currently living in Hawaii.

Zipline Waterfall Tour | Things to do in Hawaii, Big Island

Zip-lining over a waterfall has been on my bucket list for some time. I knew it had to happen on Big Island, since it’s known for amazing waterfalls. We booked with Skyline Eco Adventures in Hilo.

Zipline Waterfall Tour

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Creative entrepreneur, photographer, and founder of The Modern Daydream, a lifestyle blog. Kristine is a Michigan girl, currently living in Hawaii.

Akaka Falls | Things to do in Hawaii, Big Island

Akaka Falls State Park is a popular spot to take a leisurely walk. It boasts not 1, but 2 waterfalls. Kahuna Falls and Akaka Falls. The waterfalls are surrounded by lush mountains with bamboo, ferns, flowers, orchids, and many other amazing flora. It takes about 40 minutes round trip. Easy, and perfect for lazy days.

Akaka Falls, Big Island

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Creative entrepreneur, photographer, and founder of The Modern Daydream, a lifestyle blog. Kristine is a Michigan girl, currently living in Hawaii.

Volcanoes National Park | Things to do in Hawaii, Big Island

Volcanoes National Park is the home to Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on earth. The park has many activities from hikes, visitor centers, scenic drives, museums, walk through a lava tube, etc. It’s definitely worth an afternoon of exploration. After the sun goes down, you can see the red glow of active lava!

Volcanoes National Park

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Creative entrepreneur, photographer, and founder of The Modern Daydream, a lifestyle blog. Kristine is a Michigan girl, currently living in Hawaii.

Black Sand Beach, Punalu’u | Things to do in Hawaii, Big Island

Black sand beach, or Punalu’u Beach is located in the southern portion on Big Island, close to Volcanoes National Park. The sand is black from basalt and lava. There are coconut trees and sea turtles all along the shore. It’s a must see.

Black Sand Beach, Big Island Hawaii

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Creative entrepreneur, photographer, and founder of The Modern Daydream, a lifestyle blog. Kristine is a Michigan girl, currently living in Hawaii.