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• • • • • H A W A I I • • • • •
beaches of beautiful Kauai
The unspoiled beaches of beautiful Kauai

Once believed to be a honeymoon haven for the young or a playground for the rich Hawaii has evolved into more of a melting pot of all things for all people. 

The island of Oahu contains Honolulu, which is the largest city of the group. Loaded with meeting halls, skyscrapers, a major airport, and plenty of night life, it's Any City USA, save the palm trees and tropical breezes. From there, puddle jumpers provide taxi service to and from each island. The Big Island of Hawaii is home to Kona, known for being the "country side" of the islands, is less inhabited due to hardened lava which covers one side of the island and a rain-soaked Hilo, the other side of the island, which boasts the most rainfall anywhere in the world each year. And, let's not forget the still-active volcano on the Big Island. In spite of these minor inconveniences, there are numerous resorts and convention centers. The most important thing to remember, however, is to not take home any lava souvenirs because according to folklore, you won't live to regret it. 

If leisure and all-out play is your goal then Maui is the island to visit, holding true to its reputation, the playground for the rich.

Click here to see Hawaii's most romantic beaches!

C O N V E N T I O N   &   V I S I T O R S    B U R E A U

Do some virtual island-jumping with the Hawaii Convention and Visitors Bureau website, where you can explore everything the mystical, gorgeous chain of islands has to offer. gohawaii.com the State of Alaska website has it all!  www.travelalaska.com

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Historical Notes: Hawaii was a kingdom until 1775, when it was visited by Captain James Cook and renamed the "Sandwich Islands" after the Earl of Sandwich; however as early as 1818, King KamehamehaI is reported to have protested, saying that each island should be called by its own name, and the entire group referred to as the "Islands of the Kingdom of Hawaii."
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