Great American Road Trips

September 14, 2012 Posted by
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America is ideal for road tripsMaking a road trip through any part of America is almost a rite of passage for US natives, but for those outside the country, it is very often an unrealised pipe dream. But this need not be the case as it has never been cheaper or more convenient to explore the USA to your heart’s content and make that road trip a fulfilled dream. The USA is a huge country with an astonishing degree of variation between states. Not only is there a variety in culture and climate, but also scenery, economy, tradition, values and landscape. It is difficult to grasp that the snowy mountainous areas of Colorado are part of the same country as the hot beaches of Miami during the same season. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Staying in the Big Apple

August 14, 2012 Posted by
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New York is an expensive city for touristsVisitors from all over the world descend on New York in order to take in the sights and attractions there. When it comes to booking lodging, finding accommodations that are both affordable and comfortable can be challenging for first time guests to do. Read the rest of this entry »

The Hawaiian Culture

June 3, 2012 Posted by
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Hawaii is an Island with its own unique cultureThe Hawaiian culture is rich and diverse with roots that go back centuries to when hardy Polynesian islanders came across the Pacific Ocean in wooden canoes to settle on the islands. It is a culture of music and dance interlaid with colourful legends, customs and traditions that are inseparable from island life. Ancient Hawaiians had a close connection with nature – they lived off the land and sea and relied on the stars to guide them thousands of miles across the ocean – and this is reflected in the culture that survives today. What makes it unique though are the many other influences that have been brought to the islands by generations of settlers and combined with the ancient traditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Suitcase Essentials for a Holiday in Hawaii

June 3, 2012 Posted by
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There is nothing worse than being under prepared on your holidaysIf you are lucky enough to be able to go on a holiday to Hawaii in the near future, than you face the task of packing the most appropriate and fabulous yet compact suitcase possible. Deciding what to take and what to leave behind can be a surprisingly frustrating task, but there are some absolute musts that simply have to be packed. Read the rest of this entry »

Beaches of Hawaii

June 2, 2012 Posted by
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Hawaii is home to many beautiful beachesThe American state of Hawaii, which lies in the Pacific Ocean just south of the Tropic of Cancer and 1,300 kilometres to the west of the coast of Mexico, offers a tremendous array of choices for a beach holiday. The state is a chain of islands, with over 100 sandy tourist beaches to visit. A popular location for honeymooners, the non-smoking state of Hawaii extends an equally warm welcome to couples, families and individual travellers. The beaches of the archipelago are all open to the public and offer golden or white sand with the chance to enjoy swimming, surfing and snorkeling. Read the rest of this entry »

The Hawaiian Climate

May 29, 2012 Posted by
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Hawaii's climate is truly uniqueHawaii has an extraordinary climate which encompasses no less than 11 of the 13 climate zones found in the world. This is a place where it is possible to lounge on a hot beach in the morning and walk in snow on a mountain top that afternoon. This diverse collection of micro-climates is all due to a dramatic volcanic landscape which acts as a barrier between the different regions and allows tropical rain forests, dry deserts, cool alpine slopes and golden beaches to co-exist within the space of a few miles. Yet despite these extremes in the Hawaiian climate the weather is consistently good thanks to warm, gentle trade winds which bring mild temperatures and blue skies. Read the rest of this entry »

The Hawaiian Economy

May 19, 2012 Posted by
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The Hawaiian econmy depends on tourismA mild climate and stunning natural setting make tourism the biggest and most important contributor to the Hawaiian economy. From its historical roots as a producer of sugar cane and pineapples, Hawaii has developed a tourism industry that makes it one of the world’s prime destinations for holidaymakers and brings in revenues that are second only to the amount the United States federal government spends on the six main islands every year. An estimated eight million tourists visit annually, bringing in close to $12 billion in revenue and creating an industry that employs more people than any other sector. Read the rest of this entry »

Hawaii’s Natural Parks

May 15, 2012 Posted by
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Hawaii has plenty of natural parks to exploreThere are six major Hawaii natural parks which celebrate the extraordinary landscapes and unique bio-diversity of the islands. The most popular is the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Big Island which is home to one of the most active volcanoes on the planet and a sacred place for Hawaiians, the Kilauea Volcano. The park is huge with 150 miles of hiking trails snaking through its 330,000 acres of deserts, rain forest and volcanic craters. On the same island is the much smaller Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, once a royal park and a place where law-breakers in ancient times could find refuge and absolution. Although only 180 acres in size, the park is one of Hawaii’s most sacred and historic places. Read the rest of this entry »