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Colette M

A lot of families do this hike and there is a great view at the top. There are two pillboxes to go to and you can take photos at either. I would recommend wearing shoes for those not use to Hawaii hikes. Make sure you bring water and your camera.

I hiked and camped Waimanu recently. It is more crowded then what I remember growing up (not surprised) but hasn't reach the level of concern like the Napali coast on Kauai. There are squatters in the valley, they are pleasant and friendly. We stayed at the first couple of campsites, hiked into the valley to see the waterfall, and did some fishing. There are compost toilets near the campsites. The waterfall was the highlight of my three day stay. Other than that, I think I the hike in and out is fine. It didn't rain the whole time I was there, which was a blessing.

When I travelled to Iceland and visited the lighthouse, it was overcast and extremely windy. Regardless of the weather, the drive down was pleasant and walk near the ocean was an experience. I can see why a visit to this lighthouse would be beautiful on a clear, calmer day.

Fushimi inari taisha is so beautiful. There are many stairs and endless rows of torii (gates). Well worth a visit. If you've ever seen the movie, Memoirs of a Geisha and fell in love with the scene of the young girl running through the golden torii, then you will not be disappointed.

My sister and I stopped at Gullfoss, which was beautiful, but it is a tourist destination. There is minimal walking to get to the different viewing points for the falls. Sometimes the big tour buses will flood the parking lot with tourist so it's not exactly a quite place but take in the view while you can, its worth seeing.