Aloha Bruce and Emmy-award winning local entertainer Lanai Tabura offer of treasure trove of facts to know for your Hawaii Vacation on the newest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast. Listeners will find our hosts’ expertise not just interesting, but helpful when planning a Hawaii vacation.
After a brief discussion about the recent controversy around a rescued hiker on Maui, Bruce and Lanai discuss the illegal overthrow od the Hawaiian Kingdom in the late 1800s. They examine the causes for the decline Hawaii’s native population as its immigrant population grew rapidly. It can be a sensitive subject in the Aloha State.
Our hosts are then onto some factoids about what makes Hawaii one of the most unique travel destinations in the world. While the major visitor destinations are located on the six major Island, for example, Hawaii consists of 137 miles that stretch 1800 miles into the Northwest Pacific.
Also, facts to know for you Hawaii VacationHawaii is home to 11 of the world’s 13 climate zones. Lanai notes that with some careful planning it is possible to ski or snowboard on the slopes of Mauna Kea and surf in the warm Pacific Ocean in a single day. And Hawaii is home to many dozens of rare and endangered native plant, insect, and animal species found nowhere else on Earth. Lanai brings up the fact that although Hawaii’s sugar and pineapple industries have succumbed to international competition (there are dozens of varieties of each here), Hawaii remains the only US state to grow coffee, macadamia nuts, and cacao (for chocolate) commercially.
Hawaii is consistently listed as offering the world’s most beautiful beaches. It is home to the tallest mountain on Earth, as measured from the sea floor. It is also home to a hugely diverse group of ethnicities. We don’t follow Daylight Savings Time. Oh, and we don’t have any unsightly billboards, either.
The facts just keep coming during our latest podcast, offered by two of Hawaii’s most respected travel experts. Tune in to soak up the knowledge and plan your vacation with Hawaii-Aloha Travel and Secret Hawaii Tours