** Go:** Start from historic downtown Hilo down Highway 11 -- a straight shot to the village of Keaau. There you'll be within eyeshot of the historic and serene Buddhist temple, the Puna Hongwanji Mission. Fork onto Route 130 toward Lava Tree State Park. Roll down your windows and let fragrant aromas of wild ginger and lilikoi fill the car. Take Route 132 to Kapoho, Hawaii's easternmost point. Traversing the Hawaiian Islands' youngest coastline brings you to the thermal pools at Ahalanui County Park. From there take Route 137 to Isaac Hale Beach Park, where locals body board through hollow waves and fishermen cast line for yellowfin tuna from the base of a lighthouse. Just before Route 137 ends at Kalapana, get back on 130 to the cowboy-hippie town of Pahoa. From there, return to Highway 11, also known as the Volcano Heritage Corridor, and take it into Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Pines, spruces and their scents replace coconut palms and salt-tinged air.