Hawaii received statehood for US in the year 1959. Located in Oceania, it is a state that is made up of islands entirely. Being in the central Pacific Ocean, it is one state that lies beyond the boundaries of North America.
The state is comprised of volcanic islands mainly. There are about hundreds of islands that span 1500 miles. There are eight main islands here that spread from northwest to southeast. Among these Maui and Island of Hawaii are most visited. The diverse scenery of the region, its tropical climate, oceanic landscape, active volcanoes and public beaches are some of the reasons that Hawaii remains a sought after destination for many which include surfers, tourists, volcanologists and biologists. There are diverse cultural and communal influences here from Asians, indigenous Hawaiian tribes and North Americans who are natives of the place. There are about a million or more permanent residents spread out across the islands of this state.
Hawaiian archipelago comprised of volcanic mountains and there are islets and small rocks spread across the islands. The mountains, islets and rock formations are erosional, marine sedimentary and volcanic by nature. The tallest mountain here is Mauna Kea, which is about 13796 ft above sea level; the base of this mountain rises from the Pacific Ocean floor due to which it measures even more than Mount Everest.
For those who wish to have a heart racing adventure in Hawaii will find several Zipline adventure tours waiting for them here. There are daring and longer as well as higher rides as well as some which are easier and gentler. Many originate from rope bridges while others have aerial tree platforms and rappelling included.
One can try known zip line tours like Keana Farms North Shore adventure, Princeville tour that is found on Kauai Island; there are others like Kualoa ranch adventure, zip lining at the Coral Crater adventure park and so forth.
If you come to Isla Culebra in Puerto Rico, Spanish for Snake Island, it is an island municipality that is about 17 miles from Puerto Rican mainland. It is located about 12 miles to the west of St Thomas and 9 miles when you travel north of Vieques. Culebra is an island that comprises of 5 wards; there is a downtown area called Culebra Pueblo or Dewey as well as an administrative center. The locals of the island are known as Culebrenses; the population is sparse, which makes it a unique and exclusive resort or luxury getaway destination for many.
Being the last island of the Virgin Islands archipelago, it is also known as Ultima Virgen or Isla Chiquita which translates as Little Island. As per the history of the place, Christopher Columbus arrived here around 1493; it was later colonized and Carib Indians had their settlements here. The island remained abandoned for long after that and later Spanish settlements took over the region. Culebra is considered an archipelago where there are several small islands that surround a main island. The region has a long winding shoreline and the coasts are characterized by sandy beaches, mangrove forests and cliffs. Mount Resaca is the tallest point here as well as Balcon Hill. Ensenada Honda is a harbor here, the largest of the island and is considered to be secure from hurricanes. One can enjoy touring the different lagoons to be found around the island such as Flamenco, Zoni, and Corcho.
Those who are looking for an exclusive island getaway will find the rustic landscape and rich nature reserves here much more enticing than any modern luxury resort destination. Here one of the oldest bird sanctuaries is to be found as well as wildlife that is rare and unique to this part of the world.
Excited to have this blog live. Meant to post sooner but have been really busy. This blog is going to be intended to share our life experiences of visiting places around the world and also of people we know or meet along the way. Excited to share great information, tips & suggestions about the coolest place the world has to offer!!!