Combine all of the Hawaiian islands (Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai, and their smaller siblings) and the entire land area still doesn't add up to Hawaii's Big Island. Yet the population is shy of 200,000. One colleague who moved here more than ten years ago says, "I wound up in a village called Volcano, atop Kilauea. To do it, I had to ignore the advice of more than a few friends. I eventually admitted, 'Yes, I'm foolish. Maybe I'll come back to Earth in six months.' I haven't come down yet."