The ancient cultural traditions of Hawaii live on in the Hula. The dance is taught and performed today all around the world, including Japan, France, Germany and Mexico. Hula today is appreciated worldwide for its artistry and has been used by native Hawaiians to tell stories for centuries. Learn more in this infographic created by the Polynesian Culture Center.
Luaus, coconuts and pineapples are all things that come to mind when you think of Hawaii. Part of what makes Hawaii a great travel destination, as well as a place to live, is its own unique culture. Part of that culture is the Hawaiian clothing, which happens to have its own history. Hawaiian wear is shaped by the climate in Hawaii. Living and traveling in this climate can be a welcomed change from cold, dark, dreary days and tons of snow.
Hawaii’s romantic appeal doesn’t exactly come as a surprise. Between honeymoons, destination weddings, and anniversary trips, couples have countless excuses to escape to the islands. It is interesting that the lovebirds of paradise flock to the islands around Valentines Day: mid-February is peak travel season, and the nightly rates spike right during that period. The good news: the spots where you will find love are also spots where you can find deals.
1. Honolulu, Oahu
2. Haleiwa, Oahu
3. Kailua-Kona, Big Island
4. Lahaina, Maui
5. Kihei, Maui
Learn why Hawaii is one of the most popular tourist locations in the world in the following infographic published by Expedia. See what selection of activities are available for you at your fingertips the next time you travel to paradise.
I’ve been to Oahu twice now and the second time was much more enjoyable due to the part of the island we stayed at (Ko Olina) as well as the parts of the island we visited the most.However, there is so much more to see. There’s Kauai, Maui, Hawaii (the big island) as well as some smaller less commercialized islands. So which one to see on the next visit?
What are the best months to visit Hawaii? When is the weather the nicest? When do hotels and airlines have the best deals? Are popular events year-round or seasonal? These and other questions answered in this fun infographic from Hawaiian Beach Rentals.
Just like the really big island (United States), Hawaiians were hit by the recession as well, the state’s economy losing more than 30,000 jobs from 2006 – 2010. However, signs of life are springing up all over the islands – from construction to tourism, the wave of recovery is starting to swell.