No matter what island of Hawaii you are traveling to — Maui, the Big Island, Kauai, Lanai, Oahu or Molokai — you are in store for a truly amazing experience. I am sure that you have heard from others who have traveled to the Hawaiian Islands just how wonderful they truly are, and I am sure that you have also gathered a few tidbits of information about what to expect when you arrive at your destination. Of course you have; why else would you book a trip to these amazing islands?
As with any trip, packing for your trip to Maui is something that should be well thought out in order to ensure that you are well prepared for your adventure. The last thing you want to worry about when you arrive in this piece of paradise is whether or not you remember to pack your bathing suit.
Use this list as a guide to help you pack appropriately for your trip to Maui and any other Hawaiian Islands that you are planning on visiting.
If you are planning a trip to the States, you are going to want to make sure that you are fully prepared in advance to ensure that you have the best time possible. The United States is such a large country and it is comprised of so many different regions that packing a bag with generic items will not properly prepare you for your trip. In order to make sure that you are prepared for your trip, there are some things that you should know before you go.
You may be thinking that Zoo Atlanta is just like any other zoo in the country. However, you probably did not know that is was one of the very first U.S. zoos. Also, it has been opened and kept open the longest out of any other zoo as well. This zoo dates all the way back to 1889 and has continued to operate since it opened. Another thing that separates Zoo Atlanta from all but four other zoos in the country is, they have giant pandas and the most ape specie exhibits. In all, there are well over 200 different animal species at the zoo. So, when you plan a trip here, you can expect to see anywhere from 1,000 or more animals on a single visit.
Waterfalls, Grizzly bears, wolves, forests, and Old Faithful are the first thing people think of when they hear the name Yellowstone National Park. Still considered to be a country’s first ever national park, Yellowstone spans three states: Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. It is actually a federal law dating back to 1872 and President Ulysses S. Grant. Yellowstone has multitudes of visitors and boasts one of the world’s largest camping destinations, with more than 20,000 spots. Travelers come to see the park’s magnificent near pristine beauty. Also, nature enthusiasts are drawn here for a glimpse back in time to see wild buffalo and the other free roaming wildlife. This is true of photographers as well. There is a wealth of photo opts throughout the park, from the buildings to the scenery.
The X-Fest Music Festival is a traveling festival put on and sponsored by the Clear Channel Communications Corporation to promote their radio stations. The music is always loud and full of rock and roll and heavy metal fans. The festival makes stops in cities all across the United States from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Arizona to California. The first X-Fest was held in the Indianapolis, Indiana area in Noblesville back I 1995. The turnout was so great that Clear Channel decided to do it again the following year and to add a location. Each year a new city was added and the festival become more and more over the top. Today the X-Fest is still going strong.
One of the most famous hotels worldwide is the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, New York. The current address for the hotel is not its first. The hotel was originally located where the Empire State building is now. Many people do not realize that the Waldorf Astoria revolutionized hotel hospitality by being the first to have room service. One other interesting tidbit about the hotel is its actual name, Waldorf=Astoria and not Waldorf-Astoria. This hotel is mentioned and actually in many films over the years, for instance Scent of a Woman, Coming to America, South Pacific-2001, and many more. Also, there is a Titanic connection to the hotel as well. This is the place visitors to New York City want to be and come from all over the world just to stay here at the Waldorf Astoria New York.
The Victoria Mansion is one of Portland, Maine’s most famous attractions, aside from the fresh seafood of course. The Victoria is a peek into Portland’s rich and influential residents and visitors at the decadent lifestyles they led. Inside and out, there was nothing leave undone or out of place. As soon as you step on the mansion’s grounds, you are wisped away to a time of high society and elegance. The gorgeously preserved and restored mansion still has an air of aristocracy about it and more than eight-five percent of the original Gustave Herter décor is still intact.
If you are traveling to the United States from another country, jet lag is sure to be something that you will be plagued with. Even if you are traveling within the country, from one time zone to another, you may find yourself dealing with a bit of jet lag. While it can be difficult to adjust to the difference in time – for example, it may be midnight in your home city, while it is just 6 o’clock in the evening in the city you are visiting – you don’t have to let the difference in time zones control your trip. Instead of falling victim to your body’s natural clock and locking yourself in your hotel room to get some Zzzzz’s (which can cause you to miss out on several days of your trip,) follow these tips for coping with jet lag. The sooner you cope with the jet lag, the sooner you will be able to readjust your clock and the sooner you will be able to enjoy your trip to the United States.
The United States is a country that took several hundreds of years to be settled from coast to coast. The country was established starting on the east coast and continued westward. This journey will explore the U.S. beginning with the state of New York and ending with California, with many stops along the way.
New York – Achieved Statehood in 1777
Home to the famous Atlanta Braves, Turner Field is a fantastic place to visit even if you’re not all that into sports like myself. This multi-purpose facility was built in 1996 for the Olympics and houses the world-famous Braves museum as well as several restaurants, and various concession stands throughout. Or, if you want a little more than food and history, take a gander at the Scouts Alley and play a slew of interactive games. For its one, two, three strikes you’re out at the old ball game…and of course you have the all-famous baseball games. Come enjoy the fun.
There are plenty of things to do and places to travel to in the summer, but what about those that prefer the winter? As opposed to white sandy beaches, some prefer cold white snowy hills. With that being said, there are tons of places to get the thrill of flying down snow covered hills as you whip and curve through trees, bumps, and even travel down some of the longest hills all without one brief fall. Ski resorts are the perfect winter activity providing you with fun, thrill, and snowy adventures. Of course, you may be wondering just where to go for your wintery endeavors; below, I have compiled a list of the top 4 Ski Resorts in the US:
Do you ever want to feel like you’re on top of the world? With crests of twelve thousand feet and four-hundred square miles encompassing the mountain, the Rocky Mountains put you right on top of the world! Come enjoy the trails, visit the visitor centers, camp, fish, or enjoy nature. With sixty mountains over twelve thousand feet up, you have more to explore than you ever imagined before. So, take a walk into nature with us and find out just what the Rocky Mountains have to offer you.
The hustle and bustle of sightseeing, catching the bus, or hopping from place to place just isn’t for everyone; that’s why Quail Lodge is here to make your vacation a little less congested and a lot more easy breezy. With impeccable sunny Carmel Valley climates, an immaculate setting, delectable cuisines, top of the line technology, lessons, classes, and playing programs, there is so much to do at Quail Lodge, you won’t need to go out into the hustle and bustle. Enjoy walking Monterey Peninsula’s beautiful course while you learn or take a healthy club fitting course as you eat healthy fresh meals. Have a little PLEASURE (play time, learning, entertainment, activity, sunshine, uncontainable laughter, rest, and excitement) when you visit Quail Lodge.
Who says you have to go to Greece to see the Parthenon? Intricately made with enormous marble crusted pillars, adorned with life-like artesian displays of gods and goddesses, and compiled of history from 447 BC, who wouldn’t want to experience the famous Parthenon temple? Well, now you can without stepping foot in Greece. Proudly standing in the middle of Nashville’s Centennial Park, you can experience more than just a mere replica of the Parthenon, but truly experience the full scale models of the forty-two foot statue of Athena as well as the great Parthenon.
Sightseeing, historical monuments, and National Parks are great for vacations, but sometimes, you need a little thrill in your trip. Exhilarating water parks are just the adrenaline thrill the whole family is waiting for. One of the biggest and most thrill seeking parks in the US is waiting for you to come take a ride through an adventure of water park slides and roller coasters. In travelling, make sure to take your time to experience the water wonders of Ocean Breeze Waterpark located in Virginia Beach, VA. With nearly sixteen waterslides, a million gallon runaway bay wave pool, the water play ground, and various other exhilarating attractions, you will be twisting and whirling your way to fantastic good time.
The North Cascades National Park located in Washington State is a beautiful picturesque alpine landscape. It is among the largest National Parks Service units. With more than 300 glaciers this park has many jagged peaks to explore along with spectacular waterfalls cascading into plunging ravines.
Miami Florida is known for fun in the sun, fabulous beaches, beautiful ocean views, and an ideal vacation spot. There are many beaches in Miami and many have been acknowledged as top choices for leisure and family recreation.
Some of the top beaches in Miami include: Bal Harbour Beach, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Beach, Crandon Park Beach, Haulover Beach Park, Hobie Beach/Windsurf Beach, Homestead Bay Front Park, Miami Beach – Central, North, and South Beach, Miami Beach South Pointe Park, North Shore Open Space Park, Oleta State Recreation Area, Sunny Isles Beach, Surfside, and Virginia Key Beach – North and South.
The Lincoln Memorial is a national icon; it is located on the west end in the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It is in West Potomac Park, in line with the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument. In the rear side of the memorial to the west you will find Arlington National Cemetery and the noble Lee-Custis Mansion. The Great Emancipator is the 16th President Abraham Lincoln; he is a great historical figure in United States history. From his humble beginnings as a poor boy on the frontier, he worked hard at whatever he put his mind to do. He read books by candlelight and worked hard on the family farm. He worked at many jobs from store clerk to river trader. He had a dedicated work ethic and started a legal profession. Following that he went into politics as the Illinois state legislature to the United States Congress. Of course we know that after that he became the 16th President of the United States.
Kapena Falls located in Oahu, Hawaii is a small waterfall dropping around 20-30 ft. is a beautiful picturesque waterfall. Finding the waterfall maybe a little difficult but once you fine it is only a short five minute hike to reach it. Although it is not a very tall waterfall there is a large pool and is surrounded by beautiful foliage with small cascades and pools.