While at the University of Hawai‘i, many of our ASH students take school-sponsored trips to the outer-islands. Others make travel plans on their own, visiting Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai with a group of friends. We even had a student in the program who crewed on a sailboat for a short while during the semester, visiting Maui and the exclusive island of Lanai!
Certainly one of the highlights of outer-island experiences is the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island. At Volcanoes National Park you can view the fuming Halema‘uma‘u crater, walk through a lava tube, and visit the Jaggar Museum on volcanology. The crater and surrounding area is absolutely stunning, and you can feel why this is a sacred place to Hawaiians. We took this picture of the crater last week.