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Beaches of Kauai

Hanakapiai Beach, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii. Author Jeff Kubina. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Kauai is one of the greatest places in the world for beaches. At many places around the nearly circular island, 33 miles long and 25 miles wide, broad beaches define the shoreline. Kauai’s many white sand beach have been backdrops ...

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Na Pali Coast: a rugged and spectacular coastline

Na'Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii. Author Garden State Hiker. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

The Na Pali Coast is a rugged coastline that stretches for about 16 miles along the north-west coast of the island of Kauai, most of the Na Pali Coast is inaccessible because of its shape made of savage cliffs and ...

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Waimea Canyon: the Grand Canyon of the Pacific

Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii. Author Kyle Pearce. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Waimea Canyon is a spectacular canyon, 16 km long and up to 900 m deep, located on the western side of Kauai along the Hwy 550. Nicknamed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, the canyon was formed by a deep ...

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Haleakala volcano: the dormant volcano that dominates the island of Maui

Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii. Author Alex Ulanov (MrKabasha). Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Haleakala is the crown of Maui’s large eastern landmass that pinnacles to a 10,023 foot mountain. Haleakala means “House of the Sun” and the view at sunrise and sunset attracts numerous visitors. The dormant volcano boasts a circumference of 21 ...

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Kauai: waterfalls, canyons and spectacular coastline

Wailua Falls, Kauai, Hawaii. Author Ewok Slayer. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Kauai (58,000 inhabitants) is an island of volcanic origin which was formed about 6 million years ago, is the oldest island of the Hawaiian Islands and the fourth island in size (1,430 sq km – 552 square miles). The island ...

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Maui: an immense volcano and a spectacular coastline

Iao Needle, Maui, Hawaii. Author Michael Oswald. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Maui (120,000 inhabitants) is an island of volcanic origin which is formed by two shield volcanoes interconnected by an isthmus, after Big Island, Maui is the second island in size of the Hawaiian Islands (1,883 sq km – 727 square ...

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Niihau: the “Forbidden Island”

Niihau cliffs, Hawaii. Author Christopher p. Becker (polihale). Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Across the Kaulakohi Channel off Kauai’s west coast lies a dry, barren island, 18 miles long and about six miles wide, its maximum elevation is Mt. Pānī’au (1250 ft; 381 m). The island is populated almost exclusively by Hawaiians and ...

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Honolulu: the most important tourist destination in Hawaii

Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. Author Cristo Vlahos. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, is the largest city in the state of Hawaii (377,000 inhabitants). It’s the main aviation gateway for the Hawaiian Islands and it’s served by most major American airlines from the mainland U.S, and by ...

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Hawaiian Cuisine: Hawaiian food and Hawaiian dishes

Taro (Colocasia esculenta). Author David Monniaux. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

A taste of Hawaiiana. Methods of cooking in Ancient Hawaii. The most popular method of cooking in Old Hawaii was in an imu, an underground oven. To construct an imu, a shallow pit was dug in the ground where a ...

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Hawaii climate: when to go to Hawaii

Big Beach, Maui, Hawaii. Author Fiuchris. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

The Hawaiian Islands are located just south of the Tropic of Cancer, this means that the climate of the islands is sub-tropical climate, with mild temperatures and little marked seasonal variations. The climate rather than by differences in temperature is ...

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Hawaii: volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean

Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii. Author Justforasecond. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

The Hawaii Islands are an archipelago of the northern Pacific Ocean, forming part of the United States of America, of which is the 50th state. The islands are of volcanic origin, they lies approximately 4,000 km west of the California ...

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