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International Destination: Hawaii the islands of aloha

Stepp off the plane and it's as if the volume of your senses has been turned up. Smell the fresh plumeria in the air. See sapphires seas, emerald valleys, and halos of rainbow arches. feel the warm radiance of the sun on your cheeks while a cool rush of ocean water sucks the sand from between your toes.
 
It's no secret that the Islands of Aloha are a scenic paradise for the senses, but an exploration of the rich cultural history of the Hawaiian people makes yor first visit to the island even richer. With so much to experience, you'll find the warm embrace of Hawaii waiting for you on your second visit and beyond.
 
6 Things To Do on Your First Trip to Hawaii:
 
-Enjoy the stunning scenery from various points along Kauai's Napali Coast.
-Visit the USS Arizona and USS Missouri memorials in Oahu's Pearl Harbor.
-Take a mule ride down the Kalaupapa Peninsula on Molokai.
-Drive the Munro Trail on Lanai for incredible views.
-Take the long, winding, scenic road to Hana on Maui
-View the active Kilauea Volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's Big Island.
 
Choose an island:
 
KAUAI
The oldest and northernmost island in the Island chain is graced with  dramatic, natural beauty. outdoor adventures and romantic escapades flourish in Kauai.
- Explore the golden sand beaches of the Coconut Coast.
- See the massive Waiemea Canyon "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific".
- Take a boat ride to marvel at the towering ciffs of the Napali Coast.
 
OAHU
Home to the state capitol and the majority of Hawaii's population, Oahu is a vibrant mix of natural and cultural wonders with the modern arts, entertainment, and amenities of the 21st century.
- See pro surfers charge the big winter waves of the famous North Shore.
- Learn about American history at the memorials and museums in Pearl Harbor.
- Soak up the sun and learn to surf yourself on legendary Waikiki Beach.
 
MOLOKAI
With almost half of its population being of native Hawaiian ancestry, Molokai is an island that has preserved its connection to the past and its love for the outdoors.
- Step back to a simpler time in the sleepy town of Kaunakakaki.
- View the verdant flora in Halawa Valley.
- Learn about the works of Father Damin at Kalaupapa Settlement.
 
LANAI
Without a single traffic light, Lanai is a true island getaway for luxury, romance, and private away from the crowds.
- Play golf ot Lanai's two prestigious courses.
- See the rock formations at Kaehiakawelo, "The Garden of the Gods".
- Off-road amongst the pine trees along Munro Trail.
 
MAUI
The second largest island is home to what some believe are the beat beaches in the world, as well as Humpback whales who migrate off Maui's shores every winter.
- Wake up early to catch the sunrise atop Haleakala Crater.
- Stroll through historic Lahaina, and learn about Maui's whaling past.
- Drive the long and winding road to Hana for spectacular scenery.
 
HAWAII'S BIG ISLAND
Bigger than all of the other islands combined, the island of Hawaii, or Hawaii's Big Island, is vast enough to hold 11 of the world's 13 climatic zones ---from sandy to snowcapped mountains.
- See the waterfalls and seascapes off the Hamakua Coast.
- Snorkels, scuba or fish off the Kohala Coast.
- View Kilauea, the world's most active volcano in Volacano's National Park.
 

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