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#Daydream: Dusk at Halemaumau Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

We know how it is. You’re stuck at your desk and the day seems to be going on forever. Your mind starts to wander — at first to “anywhere but here,” but then to exotic, faraway lands where your everyday problems and stress melt in the presence of true paradise. You want to go to there, and we want to go with you. Every day at 3 p.m. Eastern, we’ll send you a picture of the place we at Yahoo Travel are daydreaming about so we can all take that mental vacation together. Let’s go to…

Halemaumau-Crater-in-Hawaii-Volcanoes-National Park
Halemaumau-Crater-in-Hawaii-Volcanoes-National Park

(Photo: Tom Bricker/Flickr)

… Halemaumau Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for a color and light show unlike any in nature. When the glow of the lava contrasts with the darkening sky, it becomes a multi-colored vision. Catching a lava sighting in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park can be a crapshoot at times because of the weather, visibility or how the lava happens to be flowing that day. But when it does happen, it is spectacular — and the stuff of many a Daydream.