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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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Our Favorite Off-Beat Beaches for Escaping the (Major) Crowds

June 26, 2014 by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

No summer is complete without a trip to the beach. But instead of the typical best-of roundup, we decided to do something a little different: We had the ... Read More »

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7 Alternatives to SeaWorld

June 11, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

By now you've likely heard about the controversy surrounding SeaWorld. As a result of the documentary film Blackfish, and its exposure of what animal rights ... Read More »

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Hawaii Food, Films & More: 4 Festivals to Check Out

June 03, 2014 by Chanize Thorpe

The Hawaiian islands aren’t just about luaus, mai tais, and surfing. Each year they get more inventive with special festivals that showcase their signature brand ... Read More »

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6 Incredible Zipline Experiences in the U.S.

June 02, 2014 by Christine Wei

It's no wonder zipline tours are more popular than ever here in the States. The sensation you get from ziplining feels like flying, and it's a manageable way for ... Read More »

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Celebrating Kamehameha Day in Honolulu

May 28, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

O'ahu has a calendar that's full of festivals and celebrations, from the Honolulu Festival in spring to the Aloha Festivals in fall. Kamehameha Day on June 11 is ... Read More »

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“On an open-seating flight, head for the back of the airplane. If the flight's not full, it'll likely be emptier back there.”

Karen Dion Freelance Editor

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