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We flew into Kona International Airport from Oahu and started our touring of the island right away! We headed down to Kona and in search of some delicious Kona Coffee! We stopped at Greenwell Farms for coffee and souvenirs.
After driving through miles and miles of barren lands in the fog (very eerie) we arrived at Volcano Winery. We sampled a variety of wines and of course just had to purchase some!
Next we made our way into Volcano National Park. Definitely a must stop on everyone's trip to Hawaii.
We then drove up and through Hilo Hawaii. Hilo gave us the feeling of stepping back in time.
Finally we made our way to Waikoloa Village. We made a reservation for a one night stay at the Hilton Waikoloa Village.
After breakfast we made the stunning drive to the Hawaiian Vanilla Co. Here we had reservations for the Hawaiian Vanilla Lunch and tour. We were greeted right away and once everyone arrived we toured the property together.
Back at the main building we sat down to a delicious lunch! My two favorite items were the vanilla lemonade and the salad with vanilla lilikoi (passion fruit) dressing. After lunch we just had to buy several of their products for souvenirs.
Heading back to Waikoloa Village we drove a little further north to see more of the island before heading back to the airport for our flight to Oahu.