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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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Kauai: The 10 Very Best Activities

November 29, 2016 by Will McGough

Between the tropical rainforest and scenichiking trails, the hidden beaches and dramatic coastline, Kauai's landscape offersendlessopportunities for adventure. ... Read More »


5 Ways to Experience Pearl Harbor on the 75th Anniversary

November 08, 2016 by Will McGough

On December 7, 1941 -- about eighteenyears before Hawaii became a U.S. state -- the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the United Statesmilitary stationed ... Read More »


Hawaii's Big Island: The 10 Very Best Activities

October 10, 2016 by Judy Koutsky

The island of Hawaii (nicknamed the Big Island) has so much to offer visitors with its diversegeographiesand landscapes. From stand-up paddle boarding to ... Read More »


6 Meals Under $20 in Honolulu

September 12, 2016 by Will McGough

If Hawaii has one perceived flaw, it’s the price tag. Visitors often marvel at the high cost of living in the main tourism district of Waikiki, telling jokes ... Read More »


From $80: Beach Destination Deals for August and September

June 08, 2016 by Kristine Hansen

The beach is a huge draw for a late-summer vacation or a quiet retreat after school’s back in session. Fortunately, deals are in abundance for August and ... Read More »

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