In October of 2012, the author and her parents took a trip to Hawai'i, visiting O'ahu and the Big Island. They stayed at a beautiful resort on O'ahu called Ko Olina, which means "to be filled with happiness" in the Hawaiian language, toured historic sites, visited the dead sailors aboard the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, took a ride in an electric submarine, and drove Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island, and then near Kilauea. They tasted delicious Kona coffee, attended a hokey lu'au and a wonderfully educational one, and walked through a tropical garden on each of the Islands that they visited. In short, the author led her parents on a fascinating tour of Hawaiian history, language, music, cuisine, culture, botany, zoology, and volcanology. It was the trip of a lifetime, and one that the author aims to repeat with her husband. After all, one can never taste, smell, hear, see, or touch enough of the paradise that is Hawai'i. A glossary of Hawaiian words and phrases is included, and the images are in color.
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Excellent history and travel guide! This travelogue tells the reader everything and anything that they might possibly need to know about having a good time on O'ahu and the Big Island. It covers everything from beautfiul resort accommodations to historic palaces to volcanology, marine life, native birds, and botany. Recommended for anyone who wants armchair travel or expert advice on a planned trip to the Islands.