For those who love to have a tryst with nature at its wildest best, Hawaii is the place to come. Here one can behold the fury of Pele, the Goddess of volcano in Hawaii. She shoots molten earth into the air, causes and controls the flow of lava. She is the creator, she is the destroyer. She is revered and feared all across the island of Hawaii. Her abode, the Kilauea Volcanic System, is the most active volcano system in the world.
Located at the middle of the north Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is a state of the United States of America. In fact, it is an archipelago of a group of volcanic islands, six of which are of tourist importance. These are Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and Big Island. Human history in Hawaii dates back to 1500 years back. In 1791, Kamehameha, a local warrior, united the various islands of Hawaii into one kingdom. Hawaii became a territory of the United States in 1959.
Kauai is the northernmost island of Hawaii. Also known as 'Garden Isle', Kauai is breathtakingly beautiful with its lush landscape and the sharp cliffs of Mount Waialeale. Na Pali Coast is favorite spot for hiking, while Poipu is good for swimming and sunbathing. Waimea Canyon, about 3000 ft deep, presents a dramatic view. Oahu is home to Hawaii's capital city, Honolulu. Waikiki Beach, ideal learner's spot for surfing, is one of the most popular in Hawaii, while Hanauma Bay is favored for snorkeling. Oahu has a pulsating nightlife.
Molokai, one of the least developed of the group, provides unadulterated Hawaiian experience. Its North Shore features the tallest sea cliffs of the world. Papohaku, a white sand beach, and Halawa Valley are popular attractions here. Island of Lanai has excellent golfing facilities at Koele and Manele. Acrobatics of dolphins at Hulopoe Bay present a stunning sight.
Maui is known for volcanic crater of Haleakala mountain at an altitude of 10,000 ft. There is a good chance to sight humpback whales at Lahaina. Maui offers facilities for golf. The approach road to Hana, a small village in Maui, is one of the most picturesque in the world, being lined with numerous waterfalls on either side. Hawaii's Big Island, the largest island of the archipelago, is home to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where the live Kilauea volcano is located.
Traveling back to my 2009 trips
Watching travelers in an airport coffee shop while waiting for my flight, I couldn't help but wonder what 2010 has for me when it comes to traveling. Of course, 2009 was a good one. I have covered almost 20,000 miles, visited four countries, and enjoyed several beaches and landmarks. It was my first time to cross the Pacific, expanding my journeys beyond Asia, and to travel during my birthday. Looking ... Read full Blog post
What to see in Sydney, Australia
Sydney is a beautiful and livable city and is one of the most famous and representative in Australia. It 's definitely the cultural capital, although the administrative capital is the nearby Canberra. Despite his poor beginnings as a British penal colony, now Sydney has a diverse population that seems to live quite well by its variety. This city has many hotels to choose from. Pick up one that has ... Read full Blog post
Bali - Bromo - Ijen Crater - Bali 3D 2N
Tour Itenarary Day 1 : Bali - Bromo Hotel our staff will pick the clients up from their hotel in Bali. then take them to the most western tip of Bali for about 3 hours by private car with AC to reach gilimanuk ferry port then proceed to take a ferry to cross Bali strait for about 1 hours to reach ketapang ferry port in Banyuwangi (in eastern tip of java). the trip goes through th rural ... Read full Blog post
A road trip around Australia
For this trip we rented a Nissan Patrol 4x4 and we have traveled 13,756 kilometers. Of course we had carefully read an auto blog in order to pick up the best car for this long trip. The Australian roads are in excellent condition, the maximum speed is 100/110 miles per hour. Potentially dangerous situations encountered driving outback, due to kangaroos or cows crossing the road. However there ... Read full Blog post