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Best Time to Visit and Exciting Things to Do in Hawaii

Hawaii is the 50th U.S. state which is composed entirely of islands. It is located in Oceania. The capital of Hawaii is Honolulu, which is located on the island of O’ahu. Hawaii is a popular tourist destination because of its warm tropical climate, natural beauty, attractive beaches and historical sites and landmarks.

Best Time to Visit Hawaii

Because of its constant temperatures (around 70 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit), tourists can visit Hawaii all year round. But if you want to get the best value for your money, then consider visiting Hawaii during spring (April to mid-June) and fall (September to mid-December). During these times, weather is generally good and prices of airfare and accommodations are usually lower.

Things to Do in Hawaii

  1. Enjoy nature

Hawaii offers tourists nature’s beauty at its finest. The footcliffs and waterfalls surrounding the Valley of Kings in Waipio Valley, for instance, are the perfect backdrop for a thrilling horseback ride in the morning. Viewing the sunset from Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain on earth, is likewise surreal. You can also see lava flowing into the ocean at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. These are just a fraction of the natural beauty that awaits tourists in the lovely state of Hawaii.



  1. Visit the beaches

Another reason to plan a trip to Hawaii is its stunning beaches where guests can snorkel, swim and sail. The following are local favorites in Hawaii:

  • Waimanalo Beach (O’ahu)
  • Tunnels Beach (Kauai)
  • Punaluu Black Sand Beach (Big Island)
  • Polihua Beach in (Lanai)
  • Poipu Beach (Kauai)
  • Makena Beach (Maui)
  • Kee Beach (Kauai)
  • Kaanapali Beach (Maui)
  • Hanauma Bay (O’ahu)
  • Green Sand Beach (Big Island)


  1. See historical sites

You can also get a glimpse of Hawaii’s fascinating history by visiting the following historical places and landmarks: Pearl Harbor, U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, Pacific Aviation Museum, U.S.S. Oklahoma Memorial, ‘Iolani Palace, Bishop Museum, the Whaling Town of Lahaina, and the Hulihee Palace, among many others.


Hawaii has many interesting things and places to offer, which makes it a favorite travel destination among tourists and travelers.

Exciting things to do while in Las Vegas

Are you planning a trip for 2017? Time to save up so you can spend time with your pals and if you love adventure, bright lights and casinos, Las Vegas is the best place to go. Remember what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!

The Bellagio

One of the great tourist attractions in Las Vegas is The Bellagio. With more than 1,200 geysers nestled in the eight-and-a half acre lake in front of the Bellagio on the Strip, the said dancing fountain is one of the eye-catching attractions in Sin City. If you want to see it, they erupt every hour starting at 3 pm and every 15 minutes between 8 pm until midnight.



Ride the Deuce

Tour the entire city and ride the Deuce. Hop on one of their double decker buses that run up and down the Vegas strip. You can roam around Las Vegas for only $8 and hop on and off all day.



If you’re a thrill seeker, check out awesome rides at the iconic Stratosphere located on Las Vegas Boulevard. Choose from the Big Shot, X Scream, Insanity the Ride and Sky Jump.

Shop for souvenirs at Bonanza Gifts

It is also known as the world’s largest gift shops which has a wide array of artsy kitsch, gambling items, and Native American jewelries. Bonanza Gifts is located on the Vegas Strip between SLS Las Vegas and Stratosphere.

Sky Combat Ace

Tick off from your bucket list the experience of flying a two-passenger plane via Sky Combat Ace. Adventure awaits you and your friends when you see the beauty of Las Vegas while operating the plane.

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon

Just 30 minutes from the Strip is the Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon. If you want to scream your heart out literally, strap yourself and try this zip lines for 2 hours. This is best way to enjoy your stay in Vegas.

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Experience these New York City Holiday Events

It’s always an adventure to spend the holidays in another city or country. New York City is one of the must have experiences during the holidays. The holiday season starts as early as Thanksgiving and ends with the famous ball drop in Times Square.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The annual pageant always has giant balloons and floats, marching bands, performances and celebrities joining in on the fun. Every last Thursday of November the streets along Central Park West, Columbus Circle, Sixth Avenue, Central Park South, 38th Street, to Herald Square is lined with people awaiting the grand spectacle.

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*Central Park West to Herald Square

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

One of the most spectacular sights you can witness is the lighting of the 78-foot, 10-ton Norway Spruce tree with over 45,000 LED lights. This yearly event is free and everyone is welcome to watch. Atrip to Rockefeller Center wouldn’t be complete with a skate at the Rink.

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Photo by Anthony Quintano (Flickr)
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Photo by Angelo Amboldi (Flickr)

*Rockefeller Center on 49th St between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

New Years Eve Ball Drop at Times Square

Almost everyone turns to Time Square to witness the ball drop as we enter the New Year. The tradition has spread throughout the world and it such wonderful sight to witness.


*Times Square Manhattan, NY 10036

7 Weekend Getaways from San Francisco

San Francisco is considered a hub for artists, business and leisure but even then the hustle and bustle can be much and travelers and locals alike seek a nearby getaway for rest and relaxation. We have 7 suggestions for you to try in the proximity of San Francisco.


A quaint small waterfront town is an idealic place to get some rest and relaxation. The main attraction here are the beautifully decorated homes that align a series of docks. Also worth visiting are the Point Bonita Lighthouse and the Nike Missle site.


Napa Valley

Take in the vast expnse of the Napa Valley which is home to wine caves and features olive oils, tomatoes, and cheeses as well.



Sonoma is a popular wine country and wedding destination. The Gundlach Bundschu Winery is the oldest family winery here. Also highlighted are the farm-to-table restaurants, spas, and parks.


Santa Barbara

A picturesque view is what you’ll be getting when you make a trip to Santa Barbara. Sunny skies and lush gardens and wine country welcome you as you cascade through the quaint downtown.


Carmel by the Sea

A seaside twin filled with art, wine and history, Carmel by the Sea boasts of a lovely beach side which runs fro Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach.


Half Moon Bay

The coastal town of Half Moon Bay gives you resorts and day spas for that rest and relaxation you’ve been seeking. Don’t forget to try horseback riding at Sea Horse Ranch.



The combination of an amazing ocean view, art galleries, hiking and whale watching on the Mendocino Coast is enough for anyone to want to make a trip here for the weekend. With only less than three hours drive from the city you’ll be far enough away to be in paradise.


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Parades – Experience American Culture in Revelry

To experience the American holiday spirit, parades make for the best visual choice. As a cultural melting pot, the U.S. gathers the quintessence of all cultures in its parades. We are going to present to you the most famous U.S. parades. If you happen to be near any of them, you have to make sure to drop by and enjoy the festivities.

Mardi Gras Parade

It has been said if you haven’t been to the Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans, Louisiana, you haven’t been to a real parade. After you go to the Mardi Gras Parade, you may never find another one as interesting again. Mardi Gras is a traditional holiday celebrated in the South. Mardi Gras is French meaning Fat Tuesday when people have a feast on greasy food the day before fasting. Mardi Gras usually lasts for two weeks. Meanwhile there is a parade going on everyday. The parading procession walks down the road slowly with floats and performers throw beads, coins, cups and toys into the crowd, pushing the parade to a new high. Anyone who has been to the Mardi Gras Parade would say it is “the carnival of the earth”.

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Photo credit: Pixabay skeeze

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Speaking of the best U.S. parade, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the most nominated. It is an annual parade organized by department store chain Macy’s. Originated in 1924, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the second oldest Thanksgiving parade in America. The parade starts at 9 a.m., lasting 3 hours. It is televised live on NBC. Cartoon balloons are the distinguished feature of  Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. You will spot Snoopy, Angry Birds, SpongeBob and more among the floats. The parade also invites the cast of Sesame Street and artists like Panic!At The Disco, Train and Mariah Carey to perform.

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Photo credit: Flickr martha_chapa95

Village Halloween Parade

New York City will host the 42nd Halloween Parade this year. It was first organized by Greenwich Village in 1974. By holding this large-scale parade, New York wishes to stimulate the imagination and creation in citizens. Monsters, wizards, aliens, pirates and cartoon characters are standard for Halloween parades, but people’s imagination is far beyond these. People always have original ideas and they try every means possible to make them true. Watching the spooky walking costumes in the street might make you think of the song “Welcome to the Black” by My Chemical Romance. Village Halloween Parade has become the most expected event in New York and is called “the carnival of New York”.

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The Rose Parade

The Rose Parade was founded by the social club Valley Hunt Club in 1890. It is hosted on January 1 every year in Pasadena, California. The Rose Parade has a different theme each year, changing with the era. The best marching bands and the best floats present a fresh and novel show. The Rose Parade chooses a person or a character as its grand marshal every year who brings happiness to people and encourages people to be a better person.

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Photo credit: Flickr Prayitno

Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Chicago is the best city to experience St. Patrick’s Day. When the day comes, even the Chicago River becomes green. Later, marching bands, floats and performers will raise the holiday atmosphere. The first Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held in 1834. It attracts one million people every year, equivalent to half of the popularity of Chicago. The gentle green water and the furious green crowd advance side by side, forming a magnificent scene.

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Photo credit: Flickr Events Yorkshire