The “New Normal”: Travelling long-haul in the time of Coronavirus

Before the Coronavirus Pandemic brought air travel to a screeching halt,  in a normal year, over 300 million passengers flew over 6 billion miles on long-haul flights each year (source: Qantas airlines) That’s a lot of people and a lot of miles. 5 months on from the initial travel restrictions, air travel remains at a tiny… Read More The “New Normal”: Travelling long-haul in the time of Coronavirus

The Big Island, Hawaii; Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail (Hapuna Beach to Mauna Kea Beach)

Aloha! In my previous post The Big Island, Hawaii; Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail (King’s Trail & petroglyphs, Waikoloa), I wrote about the volcanic King’s Trail, which forms part of the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail. The Ala Kahakai is actually a 175 mile trail network, formed 20 years ago to help protect the areas of cultural… Read More The Big Island, Hawaii; Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail (Hapuna Beach to Mauna Kea Beach)

The Big Island, Hawaii; Kona Cloud Forest & Maka’ula O’Oma Trail

Aloha! When we first arrived on the Big Island, over a month ago, the world was still relatively normal.  As normal as it ever has been.  No-one was in “lock down” and the Global panic around the Coronavirus was only just starting to escalate (I talked about our trip so far in my previous post Hunkering… Read More The Big Island, Hawaii; Kona Cloud Forest & Maka’ula O’Oma Trail

Hunkering down in Hawaii: social distancing on the Big Island

As I write this from a very quiet lanai, overlooking beautiful gardens somewhere on the Big Island, it’s strange to think how much the world has changed in the past two weeks or so.  It’s incredibly quiet here.  The wind rustles the palms, a bright green gecko is stalking along the wall, colourful birds are… Read More Hunkering down in Hawaii: social distancing on the Big Island