Cindy Blankenship

Cindy Blankenship

Journalist, Travel Writer

Journalist since 1997, degree in education, Oregon Publishers Association awards. Specialties: outdoor travel (U.S. mostly), nature, health, environment, animals, green living, human rights.

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Camping Near Ka Lae, Hawaii | LIVESTRONG.COM

"Polynesian voyagers navigating by the stars likely first landed their double-hulled vessels at Ka Lae, or South Point, on the Big Island. Near this spot treasured by Hawaiians, the islands' first fishing villages and farms evolved. In addition to South Point's trails, nearby campgrounds and their environs spill over with hiking and ocean activities...."

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Volcanoes in Hawaii & Camping | LIVESTRONG.COM

"With their cedar trees, berries and soft meadows, Hawaii's volcanoes resemble many other mountains. This is about where the similarity ends. Most of the water runs underground where it feeds springs, although waterfalls cascade on the east flanks of Maui's dormant Halealaka. On Hawaii Island's active Kilauea, tree ferns fill lush rain forest juxtaposing adjacent black lava fields, moonscapes of craters, some steaming. On Kilauea's eastern flanks, rivlets of red hot lava, flow to the sea, while lava bubbling deep inside Halemaumau Crater casts a red glow in the night sky. Campers on Hawaii's volcanoes can choose from a variety of activities, including hiking and mountain biking...."

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Hiking to the Captain Cook Monument in Hawaii | LIVESTRONG.COM

Hiking to the Captain Cook Monument in Hawaii | LIV...

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Things to Do on the Beach in Makena, Maui | LIVESTRONG.COM

In Hawaiian, Makena means “land of abundance and plenty.” An abundance of fish and other marine animals in the crystal blue waters of Makena District provided sustenance in Old Hawaii and continue to provide food to local families, as well as visual enjoyment to snorkelers and divers. Makena’s beautiful beaches with turquoise and cobalt blue waters overflow with possibilities for adventure and healthy fun. In sunny and arid South Maui, South Maui, the Makena District begins south of posh Wailea and extends through the Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve.

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Camping Near The Ocean In California |

Each of California's coastal regions has distinct natural features: misty coves watched over by ancient, towering redwoods on the northern coast, the dramatic Big Sur of the central coast and the sun-drenched beaches and inviting surf of the southern coast. Clusters of tent campgrounds hide in the backcountry of California's...

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Hiking on the Napali Coast of Hawaii | LIVESTRONG.COM

The Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park on Kauai's North Shore can be viewed close-up by boat and helicopter, or from the 11-mile Kalalau trail that traverses Na Pali's fluted coastline, sometimes winding precariously around cliffs. Staggered rows of green and red-brown pinnacles tower hundreds of feet above the Pacific...