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Black Sand Beach, Turtles and Volcanoes

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    I’ve never been to Hawaii . . . sigh . . . someday.

    Your pictures are beautiful, and the black sand beach is so cool!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Isn’t it a beautiful beach? I wish I’d had more time to explore it.

  2. Lori

    Those black sand beaches are cool! I love the turtles, too. 😀

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Being that close to the turtles (on the beach and swimming) was a pretty magical feeling.

  3. Deb

    Beautiful photos! That black sand is amazing!

    Re: the zebra, they are actually fairly common to be kept domestically. Well, more common than some other “exotics.” And most people who have one use them for breeding to donkeys to get zedonks or zonkeys as they are called. Zebras have been called the hardest equine to train. Breaking one to ride is supposed to be nearly impossible.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Wow! Learn something new every day. Thanks for clearing up the zebra bafflement!

  4. Alex @ Brain, Body, Because

    That sea turtle photo is stunning! They’re such majestic creatures.

    Growing up, my family would always stay in hotels and eat out while on vacation. It wasn’t until I started travelling with my husband and his family that I realized you could eat sandwiches and still have an awesome trip. Now, we sample local food and supplement with groceries. Much cheaper, too!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I had both worlds growing up–the vacations where we stayed in cabins and cooked our own food and the vacations where we ate out every meal. I definitely like the in-between that we did in Kona. Saved money and calories on meals at the condo but a few splurges with “local food.”

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