Volcanoes, Oceans, And Beaches – Oh My!
Did you know you can snowboard in Hawaii? Mauna Kea is a volcano that usually has plenty of snow between January and March; but depending on the year, you can even shred some ice in July! To be sure, that’s going to be more rare, but snow is not something many expect when it comes to Hawaii. The islands have this perk as well.
Really, you can get just about anything in Hawaii. From hot, tropical beaches to pleasant and cool hikes through the greenest jungles, to rolling lava boiling from the cone of a massive volcano, there’s a little something for everyone. There’s a reason Hawaii is a world-famous travel destination!
There is quite a lot of history surrounding this island world. Before being annexed to America, Hawaii was known as The Sandwich Islands; and before that the hundreds of islands which make up this archipelago in Oceania went by a series of names defined by natives with a rich culture silhouetting their development.
Hawaii is made up of eight primary islands. You may have heard of a few, like Oahu and Kawaii. Hawaii island is the “big one”, as it were. But it is not the only one, and that’s one of the state’s biggest misconceptions. Annexed to the United States in 1959, it’s interesting to note that during WWII, Hawaii had yet to be an official US territory.
American History of Hawaii
Hawaii is the fiftieth state, though its rich history stretches back hundreds of years. As a matter of fact, records of Hawaii’s history stretch back before that of America proper. To this end, if you really want to get an idea of this diverse landscape, you’re going to want to book Pearl Harbor Memorial tours conducted by professional tour guides who understand this rich heritage.
DiscoverHawaiiTours.com offers a top-tier Pearl Harbor Oahu Dole Plantation tour which, as the site notes, includes: “…expert guides [and] exciting narration…visiting Pearl Harbor is easy and you see all of the top attractions.” You’ve likely heard of Pearl Harbor as being a place of stunning beauty, and know there’s quite a bit of American history there as well.
The bombing of Pearl Harbor during WWII is what officially drew the United States into the conflict. Today, peace has been made and this segment of history no longer represents the mentality of either Japan or America; but it is a segment of history that is important, and definitely worth exploring as you visit these islands.
Adventure And Intrigue
Hawaii has a little bit of everything. You can tan on the beach or surf some of the biggest waves in the Pacific. When things get too warm, a hike up a volcano can allow you a stunning snowboard ride down the slope. As the snow ebbs away, you can hike back down the mountain and top the afternoon off with a Pearl Harbor tour.
These things don’t even take into account the vibrant nightlife of the isles, which is in itself something remarkable. So say “aloha” to some of the most exciting, beautiful, unique areas of habitation on the entire globe, and check out Hawaii: land of wonder, excitement, and some of the world’s most rich history.