BUT...I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE!
Is it possible that I have become more comfortable on the road than I am at home? I think so. Leaving Hawaii today gave me the same pang of withdrawal I experienced as a homesick kid at summer camp, but maybe that's just because it's such an incredible place.
Most people equate Hawaii with pristine beaches and surf culture, but getting to explore this island from the air, water and land proved that it's so much more than that. The range of landscapes you see may convince you that you're on another planet, but every other sensory receptor in your body will argue that you've arrived at one of the best places on earth.
Mahalo, Big Island Visitors Bureau and Go Hawaii. You've shown me that this island is by far the best one. Until next time...