Waimea, The Big Island
Hilo, HI, HI, USA
The Road to WaimeaIf you take Highway 19 from Waikoloa, you'll drive past what looks like acres of moon terrain. And then all of a sudden, there appear small hills, then mountains with all shades of sepia and green tones. Waimea is considered cowboy country, and there's not a lot to do in terms of nightlife, but it's a stunning place and close to famous hikes like Waipio Valley (note: you need a four-wheel drive to trek down this Valley). Expect to see stunning redwood trees and meadows of horses and cattle grazing peacefully, without a care in the world.