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Paradise on Earth, Honolulu, Hawaii

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added on 22nd of February, 2006
Hawaii, everyone first thinks of it as the island of paradise and it is! The warmth of the islands invites you to start off by taking in a deep breathe of the fresh air, admire the cascading waterfalls, crystal clear waters, lush mountains, beautiful valleys and relax on its sandy shores.

Hawaii is a place that makes it hard on one to decide what to do first, surfing, hiking, cliff diving, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, mountain climbing, ravishing beautiful tropical flowers and plants, attending a luau, shopping, eating, drinking, dancing and just kicking back.

Oahu is the third largest of the Hawaiian islands where you will find the city of Honolulu, tourist filled Waikiki strip and the sleepy beach town of Hale'iwa dotted with famed surfing spots Sunset Beach and Waimea Beach.

Hawaii WaterfallsKauai, also known as the Garden Isle is home to Mount Wai'ale'ale, the wettest spot on earth. Koke&'e mountains surrounds you with lush swamps and rare birds, dense rainforests of Ha'ena awaits you, while the sunny beaches and clear skies in Po'ipu calls on you to feel the sand between your toes.

Maui is knows as the Valley Isle and the valleys on this island where created by the dormant volcano, Haleakala. Maui's major resort area is Lahaina a historic whaling town, but don't forget about Hana to experience a black sand beach.

Big Island is the place to see erupting volcanoes, with two of the five volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa, still active. The volcanoes are lined along the west side, Kona, resulting in the dry landscape, while the east side lies the town of Hilo is wet and lush.

Hanoma Bay, Hawaii Lanai and Molokai, two smaller islands that should not be neglected. Lanai is better know for offering two five-star resorts - the Manele Bay Hotel and the Lodge at Ko'ele. Molokai you can bask on Hawaii's longest white sand.

A little extra info for those of you who would like to get married in Hawaii

Travelers love the swaying palms that are often the background found in photos taken by Lucy Pemoni. Lucy is a photographer who covers Hawaii for several major news services. She also photographs weddings for both local residents and visitors who have brought their wedding parties to Hawaii. Taking time is what Lucy does best, it can be talking to a celebrity to get just the right image, or a helping a bride overcome her nerves. She suggests these books on Wedding planning: Book 1, Book 2. Lucy is originally from the New York City area and has worked for papers like the New York Times.

But now her photos of Hawaii are seen on a daily basis in newspapers around the world. She covers spot news, sports, tourism and military news. If your planning to come to the Islands to get married call Lucy. For details information visit the Lucy Pemoni, Hawaii Photographer website: Diamond Head Photography.

Hawaii is an island to return to again and again. Hawaii is all about the 'spirit of Aloha.

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Honolulu History

Hawaii, the land of palm trees and sunshineHonolulu, like the rest of the Hawaiian State, has seen some sort of habitation since the time that the Polynesian migrants made their way into these volcanic islands. Nevertheless, the beginning of Honolulu history dates back to the reign of Kamehameha I (of the House of Kamehameha) who established the Kingdom of Hawaii. Following the capture of Oahu in the Battle of Nuuanu, Kamehameha I founded the Hawaiian Kingdom; by 1809, he chose Honolulu as the site of his royal court. Before he could do so, however, another important episode of Honolulu history has already taken place – Captain William Brown of Great Britain had reached Honolulu... Read more »


Recent reviews for Honolulu

Maui is the best - Mar 6, 2008, by lindamura
Maui the magical island that has been named 'Best Island in the World' time and time again. Crystal waters, golden beaches, beautiful scenery, tropical breezes, swaying palms, award-winning cuisine and world class resorts just to name a few... Read more »

Explore the volcanos of Maui, HI - Jul 28, 2007, by lindamura
A spectacular dormant volcano, 10,023-foot Haleakala erupted five million years ago to create the 279-square-mile island now called Maui and is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands located midway between Oahu and Hawaii. The island... Read more »

The perfect vacation on Hawaii - Mar 6, 2008, by lindamura
So much of Hawaii's appeal is tied to aloha, affection and love, it’s surprising to find there’s no word in the Hawaiian language for romance. Hard to believe, too, because if ever a destination inspired romance, it’s... Read more »

What to know about Hawaii - Mar 7, 2008, by lindamura
Population: 1,211,537 Major Airports: Honolulu International Airport - Oahu (HNL), Kahului Airport - Maui (OGG), Kona International Airport - Big Island/Hawaii (KOA), Hilo International Airport - Big Island/Hawaii (ITO), Lihue Airport... Read more »

Snorkeling and jetski in Honolulu - Nov 24, 2009, by MadSuh
Visiting Honolulu is in many ways very much similar to visiting other large cities. Honolulu is a large city with traffic, tall building, and all the pros and cons of a large metropolitan area. I enjoyed Honolulu, but of course the rest of... Read more »


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