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Aloha Hawaii

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.” ― Mark Twain

Aloha Hawaii

Hawaii is a dream vacation for most people in the United States. 

When it comes to planning that vacation, you may feel overwhelmed so, I’m here to help ease that tension a little bit and hopefully make your Hawaiian Vacation Planning fun and easy.

*Hint: The best way to make sure you have the best Hawaiian Vacation is to utilize a Travel Agent.

Not all those who wander are lost.

Aloha Hawaii

Basic Knowledge Points About Hawaii

Hawaii is made up of 137 islands (and still growing). The State of Hawaii recognizes 8 main islands, Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii also known as “The Big Island”, Lanai, Molokai, Niihau and the reserve Kahoolawe.

Tourists are only able to visit the first 6 of these islands and out of that 6, only 4 of them are considered “Main Tourist Islands”, Oahu, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island which are the ones I’ll cover for you.

  • Oahu

    Oahu is the main island with the majority of the Hawaiian population. It is also home to Pearl Harbor and Hawaii's capital, Honolulu.

  • Maui

    Maui is known for its beaches, even though all of the islands of Hawaii have amazing beaches, as well as its famous, now dormant volcano, Haleakalā.

  • Hawaii or the "Big Island"

    The Big Island is known for its active volcanos, making it the youngest Hawaiian island.

  • Kauai

    Kauai is the smallest of the 4 islands that we will cover and is known as "The Garden Isla" for its lush rain forests and cascading waterfalls.

Whether you want to choose just one these main islands of Hawaii your first time around, or you are leaning towards visiting 2 or more main Hawaiian islands in one travel, after reading this, you should have a pretty good idea of what your Hawaiian Vacation Map will look like.

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How Long Does It Take to Fly to Hawaii?

Most all flights to any of the 4 Hawaiian Islands will usually have a layover in California at Las Angeles International Airport (LAX).

From LAX to your Hawaiian destination will most likely take only about 5 hours. This flight may seem long but once you witness the aw-inspired beauty of the islands, that 5-hour flight will melt away like ice on a hot summer day in Texas.

Those of you from Texas know what I mean. Wink, Wink.

How Many Visitors Travel to Hawaii Every Year?

Out of that Oahu boasted a whopping 5.9 million visitors, Maui a little less than 3 million visitors, the Big Island recorded 1.7 visitors and bringing up the rear of about 1.4 million visitors in 2019 was the island of Kauai.

  • Oahu had 5,862,358 people
  • Maui had 2,914,912 people
  • Hawaii or Big Island” had 1,706,218 people
  • Kauai had 1,389,300 people
  • Lanai had 75,010 people
  • Molokai had 58,885 people

What Kind of Islands Are the Hawaiian Islands?

The Hawaiian Islands are Volcanic Islands located in the infamous “Ring of Fire”, an underground string of volcanic activity around the Pacific tectonic plate.

Don’t worry, the volcanos that formed these graceful islands are ancient, no longer active with the exception of Kilauea on the Big Island.

Native Hawaiians believed a goddess, Pelehonumea or Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess of volcanos and fire, is the creator of the Hawaiian Islands and protector of the volcanos.

Not all those who wander are lost.

Aloha Hawaii

5 Fun Facts About Hawaii

1. Hawaii was the 50th State to join the United States.

Hawaii also known as the “Aloha State” became the 50th state to join the United States of America on August 21st, 1959.

2. Hawaii is the backdrop for many a movies and TV shows.

Some of these you may of heard of such as…

  • Jurassic Park
  • Jumanji
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall

        And so many more.

3. Coconut Mail

Why would you send a regular postcard when you can send a coconut postcard?

This is so unique and memorable. You’ll be able to decorate and write on your coconut and then they’ll weigh it and mail it to its destination.

4. The beaches of Hawaii are all public and Smoke Free.

For smokers, I feel your tension as you just read that because I used to be a smoker. In fact, I quit just over 3 years ago so I was under that affliction on some of my Hawaiian travels. 

Knowing that frustration, I’ll let you know not to fret because it really wasn’t an issue for me. 

For some reason the beauty and serenity of the nature around you, melts that anxiety away. Plus, you become willing to walk away (they have smoking areas noted) to have a smoke if you need one.

5. Hawaii was the first to outlaw sunscreen.

Hawaii passed a bill banning the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, coral harming chemicals, through legislature back in 2018.

This bill was set to go into effect 3 years later on January 1st, 2021 making it the 1st State in the United States to do so.

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Aloha Hawaii

When is the best time to visit Hawaii?

Of course, the Hawaiian Islands are great year-round but if you want to visit the North Shore of Oahu for surfing, you would want to visit in the winter months.

I go over specific beaches to visit in each destination post so, stick around for those to be coming up soon.

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