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Few places satisfy the urge for a carefree tropical vacation like the islands of Hawaii. Indeed, the 50th state’s stunning beauty is no secret – nowhere else in the United States boasts the combination of white-sand beaches, lush green landscapes, pounding surf, and rich culture of these far-flung Pacific islands. But what’s less well known, especially for first-time visitors, is that there’s a lot more to the state than Oahu’s Waikiki Beach. In fact, of the eight major islands in Hawaii, six (Maui, Kauai, Big Island, Lanai, Oahu, Molokai) are primed for tourists, each with different reasons to visit, from ecotourism and active volcanoes to beaches and nightlife.

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3 National Parks Turning 100 This Year

February 24, 2016 by Teresa Bitler

The National Park Service isn’t alone in celebrating a centennial in 2016 -- three national parks turn 100 this year, too. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, ... Read More »


Star Search: 6 Hotels with Astronomy Programs

February 22, 2016 by Katie McElveen

There’s nothing quite like looking up and setting your sights on the stars. The weeks ahead and spring are prime viewing times, too, thanks to celestial events ... Read More »


5 B&Bs in Hawaii Island That We Love

December 07, 2015 by Will McGough

Everyone usually ends up on Hawaii Island at least once in their lifetime, whether for the beaches or the water or the volcanoes. And chances are, big resorts ... Read More »


5 Ways to Get Your Volcanic Fix on Hawaii’s Big Island

December 03, 2015 by Will McGough

Hawaii Island is one of most ecologically diverse islands inthe world, home to dozens of microclimates and nearly every ecosystem found on the planet. Each and ... Read More »


Sweet Savings at the New Four Seasons Oahu

October 01, 2015 by Laura Motta

With expanses of blue ocean everywhere, you wouldn’t think that Hawaii would need man-made swimming lagoons. But the ones at Ko Olina, on Oahu’s southwest ... Read More »

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