Big Island


The Ironman Returns

For one 41-year-old Australian triathlon champion, retiring just meant taking a break.

Frederick Dreier
Sep 9, 2014

Hawaiian Sea to Summit Road Trip

Drive the Big Island loop in Hawaii—and make time for long hiking or paddling trips, plus awe-inspiring face time with volcanoes, manta rays, and starry skies.

Stephanie Pearson
Jun 16, 2014

Heavy Mettle

Triathlon is booming, with hundreds of events being added to the calendar each year and thousands of goggle-eyed newbies lining up to swim, bike, and run for the first time. But only one race still really matters. Greetings from the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, ground zero of America's multisport madness

Elizabeth Weil
Dec 12, 2011

What should I do on the Big Island of Hawaii?

My family is going to the Big Island of Hawaii. Do you have any advice on day hikes or some amazing must-see spots on the Island? We want to get off the beaten path. –Scott, Nogales Arizona

Greg Melville
Aug 10, 2010

Aloha Midnight

Red-hot lava, scary pelagics, and heavenly creatures all come out after dark on Hawaii's Big Island

Karen Karbo
Oct 10, 2006

Paths to the Past

Don't just hike—follow in the footsteps of famous explorers and naturalists

Jason Daley
Jul 19, 2005