Sunday, May 06, 2007

Hawaii, USA

Fly To Hawaii
By Christopher Johnson

Hawaiian SunsetA Hawaiian vacation really is a dream come true. There are endless beaches, spectacular sunsets and exotic images everywhere you look. For tourists and nature lovers alike, Hawaii is heaven on earth. If you have the time and the money to spend, you can fly in and take your own little taste of heaven.

Hawaii has a land area of nearly 6,500 square miles, however it's actually made up of a series of volcanic islands. In total, there are 124 islets that make up Hawaii, stretching in a 1,500 mile crescent from Cure Island. The eight major islands at the eastern end of the chain are, from west to east, Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Maui, and the big island of Hawaii.

Located in the central region of the Pacific Ocean, just below the tropic of cancer, Hawaii is actually the 50th of the United States. It is famous for its beaches, and the challenging waves that lure surfers from around the world. The lush landscape is equally magnificent, with exceptional dormant and active volcanoes. While the climate is considered humid by U.S. mainland standards, the northeast trade winds pass along the great reservoir to create delightfully comfortable conditions. The temperatures average from 72 F (22 C) in the coolest month to 78 F (26 C) in the warmest, with extremes from 57 F (14 C) to 88 F (31 C).

Banyan Drive, Hilo BayBecause Hawaii is an island, obviously driving there is not an option. Travelling by boat can be a pricey alternative, and ferry services are not available. That leaves air travel as the most commons means of transport to sunny, sensational Hawaii. Fortunately, there are frequent and budget-friendly flights to Hawaii.

Tourism is a huge industry in Hawaii, and the steady stream of paradise-bound travellers has prompted the sun-drenched state to develop its own airline. This, combined with the many travel accommodations offered by friendly and eager-to-please locals, provides a selection of vacation packages catering to both the adventurous and the elite travellers.

Aloha Airlines' most popular tour package is the Seven-Day Island Pass. This airline fare pass provides visitors with the opportunity for unlimited travel over a seven-day period. It's a dream for island-hoppers, allowing travel without boundaries between all of the Hawaiian islands. Aloha Island Pass holders can book any number of reservations for travel on selected flights to all of the destinations served by Aloha Airlines. Passes may be purchased directly at any Aloha Airlines outlet, or through travel agents. Everyone is eligible to purchase Island Passes, however they are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Na Mokulua, OahuThere are frequent flights between all of the major islands, and most airlines charge similar fares. Air travel is typically relaxed in Hawaii, so it's not necessary to book in advance to get a good deal. Just arrive at the airport, purchase a ticket and you're on your way. Arranging air travel in Hawaii is so simple; you can even pick up your airline tickets at local 7-Eleven stores or at ATM machines. Of course, purchasing tickets from a travel agent or online merchant is always an option.

Vacations should be about having fun and enjoying solitude and peace of mind. There is no place for work or worry on your holiday. Take the time to make seamless travel arrangements, pack your hula shirts, and fly to Hawaii for an island adventure you'll never forget.

About the Author
Christopher Johnson enjoys writing for several popular websites, on tips on recreation and recreation and outdoors topics.

Pictures
Hawaiian Sunset
Banyan Drive, Hilo Bay
Na Mokulua (twin islets) off Lanikai, Oahu

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