But as school starts again and we get back into the school/work routine, the inevitable longing for summer begins in earnest - and this time it's hitting us pretty hard.
We visited Hawaii's Big Island in June and needless to say, the island isn't short on natural wonders. There are ton of hikes ranging from full-on 14,000 foot mountain climbs (Mauna Kea) to half-mile leisurely nature strolls. Regardless of what you choose, Hawaii doesn't disappoint.
You can read about some of the top recommended hikes here. And here. Below are some of the hiking highlights from our trip.