Friday, December 7, 2007


It is not hard to discover why Hawaii often makes it onto the top ten list for vacation destinations.
Hawaii's chain of islands features beautiful beaches, clear ocean views, stunning volcanoes, a remarkable atmosphere, and a one-of-a-kind experience that you will cherish forever.

I have talked to quite a few people who have visited the Hawaiian islands and not one of them was disappointed. Many even said it was the best trip they have ever taken.
The Hawaiian islands are comprised of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Hawaii's Big Island. Each island is unique and offers its own individual experience.
Here is some information about the islands directly from Hawaii's Convention and Visitors Bureau:
The oldest and northernmost island in the Island chain is graced with dramatic, natural beauty. Outdoor adventures and romantic escapades flourish on Kauai.
Explore the golden sand beaches of the Coconut Coast.
See the massive Waimea Canyon, "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific."
Take a boat ride to marvel at the towering cliffs of the Napali Coast.

Home to the state capitol and the majority of Hawaii's population, Oahu is a vibrant mix of natural and cultural wonders with the modern arts, entertainment, and amenities of the 21st century.
See pro surfers charge the big winter waves of the famous North Shore.
Learn about American history at the memorials and museums in Pearl Harbor.
Soak up the sun and learn to surf yourself on legendary Waikiki Beach.
With almost half of its population being of native Hawaiian ancestry, Molokai is an island that has preserved its connection to the past and its love for the outdoors.
Step back to a simpler time in the sleepy town of Kaunakakaki.
View the verdant flora in Halawa Valley.
Learn about the works of Father Damien at Kalaupapa Settlement.

Without a single traffic light, Lanai is a true island getaway for luxury, romance, and privacy away from crowds.
Play golf at Lanai's two prestigious courses.
See the rock formations at Keahiakawelo, "The Garden of the Gods."
Off-road amongst the pine trees along Munro Trail.
The second largest island is home to what some believe are the best beaches in the world, as well as Humpback whales who migrate off Maui's shores every winter.
Wake up early to catch the sunrise atop Haleakala Crater.
Stroll through historic Lahaina, and learn about Maui's whaling past.
Drive the long and winding road to Hana for spectacular scenery.

Bigger than all of the other islands combined, the island of Hawaii, or Hawaii's Big Island, is vast enough to hold 11 of the world’s 13 climactic zones—from sandy beaches to snowcapped mountains.
See the waterfalls and seascapes off the Hamakua Coast.
Snorkel, scuba, or fish off the Kohala Coast.
View Kilauea, the world's most active volcano in Volcano's National Park.
Activities that are popular in Hawaii include:
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Parasailing
  • Cliff Diving
  • Site seeing
  • Hiking
  • Shopping
  • Beaches
  • Luaus
  • Swimming with the dolphins

And the list goes on and on!

Everyone should visit this dream destination at least once in their life. Here are some tips for when you take your trip to Hawaii:
Packing For Hawaii

The weather in Hawaii varies depending on your location. For example, many of the national parks, such as Haleakala National Park and Volcanoes National Park, are located at high altitudes. The temperature will be slightly cooler there compared to when you are on the beach or in town.

The average daytime summer temperature at sea level is 85º F. (29.4 C) while the average daytime winter temperature is 78º (25.6º C). Temperatures at night are approximately 10º F. lower. Because of this temperature difference, plan on packing something a bit warmer to wear during the evenings.

Sturdy shoes are recommended for exploring the islands, along with bugspray and sunscreen.

Staying Safe in Hawaii

As with any popular tourist destination, remember not to leave your luggage unattended or store anything very valuable in the hotel safe, and do not carry large amounts of cash with you, as this may put you at risk of being targeted by pickpocketers.

Enjoy Your Stay

A trip to Hawaii is guaranteed to be a memorable one. The sights are amazing and the atmosphere is something that will be remembered for a long time.

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