I Finally Visited Hawaii!
Oahu & Lanai
Hawaii is like no other place on earth. It’s home to some of the world’s most beautiful sugary beaches, perfect cobalt blue oceans, incredible diving and snorkeling in reefs teeming ocean life, dense tropical rain forests, one of the most active volcanoes on the planet, towering jagged mountains including the world’s tallest (in gain, not overall height), and the birthplace of surfing. As tropical getaways go, it really doesn’t get much better.
“The push and pull between highly developed tourist apex, ancient Polynesian culture, and natural paradise is palpable in the complex 50th state. Add to that the vestiges of “old” (pre–1959 statehood) Hawaii—the one where mai tais are poured in a salty seaside shack to the tune of hapa haole (Hawaiian music with English lyrics), and you have a destination with a rich, complex identity. But everywhere the generous spirit of “aloha” is infectious, making lifetime repeat visitors of many who set foot on these exotic, yet very American, islands.” – Travel & Leisure
I had wanted to visit Hawaii for a long time to experience its beautiful beaches, mountains, and island life. This past fall, I finally made it… We set off to Honolulu to experience the islands of Oahu and Lanai. And I’m pretty sure I’m now hooked…