Travel Fact Friday: Where can you drive through 8 ecosystems in 1 day?

Answer: Hawaii Island (aka the “Big Island”) is home to one of the most diverse environments in the entire world – 8 of the world’s 13 ecosystems!  

On the famous Road to Hana you can experience 8 different ecosystems such as deserts, dry forests, tropical rain forests, and tundra as well as salt and fresh water marine environments, mountains, and lava fields.  Micro-climates are created across the island caused by a unique combination of its location in the Pacific Ocean, the trade winds, and the altitude difference on the island.  How cool is THAT?! 


Credit for this info goes to our kids.  They mentioned it at the dinner table one night and I’ve been fascinated by it ever since!  This is definitely on the Bucket List!