Travel Photo Mondays – photo tour #1

Travel Photo Monday

Welcome to Travel Photo Mondays

I’m inviting you to join us every Monday morning to enjoy some gorgeous travel photography and inspiration from around the world. Let’s banish those Monday blues by sharing gorgeous imagery and story telling .

For my first submission, I’m not taking you very far, in fact it’s my home town of Hilo, Hawaii. Let me just say that this little town doesn’t change much –  but its main charm, small town feel, great local food and beautiful people are what makes this place special. Let me just give you a little tour of the area.


Just past one of the few bridges leading into town is this sweet spot with small waterfalls that empty out to Hilo bay.

Hilo, Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii



A view of the statue of Kamehameha the Great in Wailoa park.

Hilo, Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii


There are some beautiful waterfalls in Hilo and the most visited is Rainbow falls, a fun walk up the side stairs allows nice views of the area.

Hilo, Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii


When in Hilo, you must visit the local farmers market, try some exotic tropical fruit and home-made specialties!

Hilo, Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii


There are so many beautiful coves,  beaches and lagoons to discover in Hilo, here’s one of my favorites – Carl Smith Beach with its crystal clear aqua to deep blue waters out in the Pacific.

Hilo, Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii


A panoramic view of Hilo from the scenic lookout point with downtown and Hilo bay.

Hilo, Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii


I hope you enjoyed your visit to my little town of Hilo, Hawaii. Inspired? Come and visit some of these amazing places from around the world and let’s…

      Banish those Monday blues!


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26 Responses to Travel Photo Mondays – photo tour #1

  1. Mike September 10, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    That Hilo Bay one was really good, Noel! 🙂

  2. InsideJourneys September 9, 2013 at 10:30 am #

    Hilo’s really stunning, Noel. Thanks for the virtual tour.

  3. Patti September 6, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    Beautiful photos of “falls!” Thanks for linking up!

  4. Neva Fels September 6, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

    You captured so much color in each photo. Just beautiful!

  5. Marilyn Armstrong July 12, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    Nice. I’ll be delighted to join. I have SO many pictures from our various travels … nothing extremely exotic, mind you (not counting Ireland, but I don’t think that’s all that exotic, really) … mostly in America. But some really nice stuff here on the east coast in New Engand especially.

    I tried to “follow” by email, but it said “the RSS feed isn’t enabled for email” whatever that means. I’m not entirely sure how I link. Just reference this sight by putting the link in the post or in the related stuff section?

    Sorry to sound so clueless. I know a lot of things, but there are holes where information needs to be. This is one of them. Thanks for the invitation 🙂

    • Noel July 12, 2013 at 10:45 am #

      Hi Marilyn,

      Yes on Mondays carnival, there is a link tool to link your travel post to the carnival, if you check my previous posts you will see it.

  6. islandscribbler July 5, 2013 at 3:03 am #

    This is so beautiful Noel! I would gladly give up my Monday blues for such beautiful scenery :). Thank you very much for stopping by ISLAND VIGNETTES. Looking forward to exploring your site as well!

  7. budget jan July 4, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    The photo of the guitar player behind the flowers is stunning. Fishermen in N.Q. can sometimes be seen sitting on upturned buckets as well – I guess it is a dual purpose thing 🙂

  8. Vanessa (@Turnipseeds) July 4, 2013 at 2:38 am #

    Hilo is a great town! We spent a day there when we were on the Big Island for a week last year. I really enjoyed the tsunami musuem. It was very informative and well presented – a great source of info. I also liked exploring the shoreline. I collect seaglass when I travel and there were lots of hidden gems in Hilo.

  9. elaine schoch @ July 3, 2013 at 6:19 am #

    Lovely tour. Thanks for taking me to Hawaii, if only for a minute.

  10. Beautiful tour – thank you! Hope to participate too one week 🙂

  11. Jessica - a passion and a passport July 2, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    Since I am actually off to Hawaii tomorrow (!!!!!) this was the perfect post! That beach looks beyond gorgeous- cannot wait for my few weeks in Hawaii to begin! 🙂

    • Noel July 2, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

      Which Island are you visiting? if is the Big Island let’s meet up 🙂

  12. Photography Journal Blog July 2, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    Thanks for the tour! You have lovely photos!

  13. zof July 2, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    Hilo looks like a place I wanna head for right now! Also, I love the musician picture, great shot!

  14. crazyintherain July 2, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    SO many waterfalls! Wow! I have a month in Hawaii July/August! Maybe I can visit here! My favorite shot is the farmers market shot!

  15. Patti Winker July 2, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    Those photos were breathtaking! My Hubby and I were in Hawaii last year for vacation and want SO much to go back. You have given me many ideas for places to see. Thank you for sharing!

  16. Jenna Kvidt July 2, 2013 at 5:31 am #

    Lots of fun photos–Hilo looks beautiful! Would love to make a trip there one day. Thanks for letting us share our posts as well!

  17. Sonel July 1, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

    What a stunning blog you have here Noel and your photo’s are exquisite! You live in such a beautiful place! Thanks for the lovely visit and comment on my blog. If you don’t mind, I would like to add your ‘Photo World Mondays’ on my page where I feature all the Weekly Photo Challenges. 😀

    • Noel July 1, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

      Sure that sounds great, come an join our travel carnival next week, this was the first post of the series

      • Sonel July 1, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

        Thank you very much Noel and I will do that for sure. 😀

        • Sonel July 23, 2013 at 12:12 am #

          One question though Noel : Is this challenge only open for the Monday or does it run for the whole week until the following Monday?

          • Noel July 23, 2013 at 6:52 am #

            Its open on Mondays but runs for the whole week Sonel

  18. calculatedtraveller July 1, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    Thanks for letting me share some of my home town with your readers!

  19. lifeimagesbyjillharrison June 30, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    Thank you for the invite to Travel Photo Mondays, and for tour of your hometown. As travel bloggers we sometimes forget what is actually in our own back yard! Have a wonderful week.


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