The Hawaii TraveLog covers varied travel adventures in Hawaii, the Asia-Pacific region, USA and beyond. Captioned photography and editorial content are the sole property of The Hawaii TraveLog and John Penisten, Hilo, Hawaii USA.
As a long time resident of Hilo, Hawaii, I’ve had an interest in experiencing varied travel and cultural adventures in our Aloha State over the past several years. In addition, having served in the Peace Corps in my earlier days in the Fiji Islands, South Pacific, I’ve had an interest in the greater Asia-Pacific region as well. I have been fortunate to have had opportunities to visit, explore and learn about several countries and cultures in the Pacific Ocean region. With experience in travel writing and travel guidebook publishing as well as photography, I enjoy sharing my adventures with others via the printed page and online. Now retired, I divide my time between Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii and Minnesota where I enjoy spending time with my family. I still enjoy traveling to and experiencing new destinations and cultures and sharing my adventures online. I hope my efforts might inspire others to learn and experience places beyond home and gain insights into the world around us.