Hawaii is a beautiful and extremely interesting archipelago of the United States which has captivated the love of many tourists.
At the Volcano House in Kilauea, guests can sleep in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park with unprecedented sites of Hawaii’s most famous volcano.
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In winters, this park in the Cascade Mountains witnesses skiers and snowshoers testing their skills on a 50-kilometre, three-day loop around the rim of Crater Lake. This…
The phenomenon of volcanic eruptions has long been a tourism draw that is unique to the island of Hawaii, and the recent activity of the Kilauea Volcano will likely serve to be no different. Tour operators who specialize in the market say that while the time for lava tourism is not now, it isn’t far off, either.
Despite being mindful of the devastation that has befallen residents in the vicinity of Kilauea, some operators serving the area are already reporting an increased level of interest among travelers to see the lava flow.
“Yes, we are getting an extremely high volume of people who would like to go see the volcano right now. Unfortunately for the tourists, this is a time that is extremely serious and devastating to a community who are losing their homes and places to live,” said John Tarson, owner of Epic Lava on the Big Island, an established operator that offers guided hikes in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and around current, active accessible lava flows.
“People find the volcano interesting because it is the most primal source of nature on the planet,” he added.
Across the nation, 23 locales have risen to become UNESCO World Heritage sites. And they’re all breathtaking.
Most likely, you have been to a UNESCO World Heritage site in the United States without knowing it. Remember that Griswoldian summer vacation to the Grand Canyon? The high school field trip to Independence Hall in Philadelphia? The college tour of the University of Virginia? Congratulations! That’s three in your pocket. But don’t stop now. You can collect all 23, intentionally or accidentally.
For more than 40 years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and its nearly 200 member states have been preserving, protecting and promoting the most valuable heritage places in the world. At last count, the organization has crowned 1,073 sites in more than 170 countries. Of those, 832 are cultural, 206 are natural and 35 are a mix of both categories. The chosen ones vary tremendously: The Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino in Mexico; the Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania; and the Engelsberg Ironworks in Sweden were all part of the class of 1993, for instance.
Read more from source: 23 breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage destinations in the U.S. and why you should visit them
No wonder it’s dubbed as ‘America’s Paradise’…
With its picture-perfect scenery, gloriously sunny weather and crystalline blue waters, it’s no surprise that Hawaii continues to be the ultimate dream holiday destination.
And we’re not just talking about honeymooners. There’s so much on offer whether you’re after a family holiday or just looking for a luxury break.
Mirror writer Neil Batey headed to the dreamy Polynesian island where he not only found breathtaking beaches but a whole host of unforgettable adventure experiences.
Read all about the highlights of his trip below for a dose of serious travel inspiration…
Neil’s travel diary
Well, aloha baby! It’s love at first sight as I ogle the gorgeous island of O’ahu. From the top of the extinct volcano Diamond Head, I’m afforded spectacular sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, the peaks of the imposing Ko’olau Range and Honolulu.
Discover the best of Oahu, the Big Island, Maui and Kauai on this adventurous four-island tour of Hawaii. In Honolulu, see the impressive Iolani Palace and iconic King Kamehameha I statue at Aliiolani Hale, and feel the chill of history at Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona Memorial. Arrive on the Big Island in a small plane and explore the UNESCO-listed Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park with an expert who will walk you through a real lava tube. Meet and learn about majestic manta rays at Keauhou Bay and let a local specialist show you around a fragrant coffee plantation in Kona.
On magical Maui, relax on one of America’s finest beaches, Kaanapali, and discover the world’s largest collection of live Pacific corals, plus sea turtles, sharks and vibrant tropical fish at the Maui Ocean Centre.
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public throughout 2017. Two consecutive fee-free weekends celebrate National Park Week in April, and many programs honor the 54th anniversary of the Merrie Monarch Festival.
ADIP and Hawaiian cultural programs are free, but entrance fees apply except for the fee-free weekends and Kahuku events. Programs are co-sponsored by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:
Endangered Marine Wildlife: Threats & Mitigation Measures. What do monk seals, green sea turtles, hawksbill sea turtles and false killer whales have in common?
They are all endangered marine wildlife found in waters around the island of Hawai‘i.