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Travel in Hawaii
Hawaii is an archipelago of 137 islands, atolls and reefs. There are eight major islands in Hawaii and the “Big Island” is the largest of the eight. It’s a beautiful place that’s perfect for a vacation, honeymoon, or just a quick getaway. Hawaii offers a variety of activities from surfing to hiking all set in stunning natural surroundings with a tropical climate and a laid-back attitude.
Swim with dolphins. See the sunrise. Take a helicopter tour. Hike a volcano. Snorkel. Try new food. The options are endless. Take a tour of the Dole Plantation, just a short trip from Honolulu. Watch the surfers in Waikiki. Ride a moped around the island. Or, go to Diamond Head and do one of the most popular hikes in Hawaii.
Looking for family fun? Spend a day at the impressive Polynesian Cultural Center. If you are into history, Pearl Harbor is a must. For a more relaxed day, visit the many gorgeous beaches that are scattered all over the Hawaiian Islands. You can also head to the North Shore for some of the best surfing in the world, or explore the lush and beautiful Waimea Canyon. Remember to pack a camera, because the beauty of Hawaii is something you have to see to believe.
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