Our first morning in Hilo, we did an easy loop ride of Wailuku River State Park and Kaumana Caves.
Our first day in Hawaii was a crash course in taking the Hele-On Bus! We also saw our first black-and-white sand beach, found some petroglyphs, and discovered how unrelentingly steep Hilo’s streets are en route to our AirBnB.
Everyone says you need to rent a car to tour Hawaii, but not us! Despite The Big Island’s extremely limited transit system, we’re going to do a combination of cycling and taking the bus.