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5 Reasons Why You Should Come To Hawaii Before the Year Ends

When asked about their dream vacation destinations, people tend to include Hawaii on their list. Every year, people come to visit and enjoy their stay.

If you have already been to Hawaii, congratulations. You have been to one of the best places on Earth. If budget and schedule aren’t an issue, I’d say you will consider going back for another dose of your stunning experience.

If you haven’t been to Hawaii yet, do not fret. We still have a quarter left before the year ends. In case you haven’t decided whether you should go or not, let me list down five reasons why you should visit Hawaii this year.

1. Great Weather All Year Round

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If you get bored with the conventional fall-to-winter schemes in your state, visiting Hawaii towards the end of the year is never a bad idea.

Having only two seasons, Hawaii is consistently warm the entire year.
Summer starts in May and ends in October. Needless to say, winter happens in November all the way through April.

We all know Hawaii for its weather that’s perfect all throughout the year. There may be some drizzles, but it’s almost always sunny in this state.

Can you imagine how the average winter temperature in Hawaii is 78 degrees? Yes, a warm winter day.

2. Money is An Issue You Can Work On

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People tend to incur a higher cost of living here than any other state in the US. However, if you do not have a lot of money in Hawaii, don’t be scared. You are most likely to do fine.

In fact, residents here can go to work without driving their cars. Thus, they save on gas by taking a walk or riding a bus instead.

Most residents here get themselves at least two jobs to get by. However, with the relaxing beauty around you, time will gently pass.

You can also get a lot of thrift shops where you can get the best bargains. Ask the locals to get the best deals on your shopping lists.

3. Best Water Activities and Beaches Ahead

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Ecotourism has become a trademark of Hawaii, and this includes whale watching, snorkeling and scuba diving, boat rides, and surfing.

If you’re fond of sea adventure, there’s so much in store for you in Hawaii. If you’re scared of waters, you can still go for aquatic activities to take your breath away in a positive way.

Hawaii also has the best beaches and views. If you can’t swim, you can just get a tan.

4. Dress Code.

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People tend to be laid back in Hawaii most of the time, including their outfits.

If you’re in Hawaii for a vacation, an Aloha shirt for guys or some comfortable dress for girls may do the trick.

5. Sunsets and music.

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Hawaiian music is already relaxing. What more if mixed with the view of sundown.

These are just five reasons why you should visit Hawaii this year.

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The 4 Great Attractions of Hamakua Waterfalls

Some experts say Hamakua may denote “long corners.”

You’ll find Hamakua Coast just above Hilo on the northeastern side of the Hawaiian map. Up close, you’ll find it breathtaking and majestic.

Hamakua is one of the traditional districts of the Hawaiian mythology.
In modern times, this area houses the Hamakua coast that makes locals and guests love and appreciate nature more.

While we can list several things to see in Hamakua, let me list down four attractions of this spectacular coast.

1. Scenic drives and overlooking.

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A vital part of your Hamakua tour is the visual satisfaction you get from your surroundings. Take a drive and see nature unfold before your eyes.

There is approximately a four-mile Pepe╩╗ekeo Scenic Drive to satisfy your visual cravings; not to mention the overlooking to the sacred Mauna Kea.

Mauna Kea is believed to be home to ancient Hawaiian gods and is hailed as the tallest mountain on Earth from base to summit. Yes, it beats Mount Everest in that category.

At the end of your drive along the coast, you may also get an overlooking of the Waipio Valley. Get a guided tour to maximize the experience.

2. Falls in the Park.

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The Hamakua Coast takes pride in its two magnificent falls, the Akaka Falls and the Kahuna Falls.

Akaka Falls is Hawaii’s most celebrated waterfalls. They charge a dollar for walk-ins and $5 for vehicle entrance.

3. Tropical Botanical Garden.

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If you love taking pictures or would like to see the best place in Hawaii, visit Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. You’d see the best flowers in bloom. It’s a blooming paradise.

4. Laupahoehoe Point.

This part of Hawaii was devastated by a tsunami in the late forties. A monument at Laupahoehoe Point Park stands in memory of those who died in the so-called April Fool’s Day tsunami.

Hamakua is just one great place to see in Hawaii. Fall in love with its beauty, history and stories. It’s easy.

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Why Do You Have To Practice In A Swimming Pool Before Scuba Diving?

While swimming should keep you above water, scuba diving lets us buoy neutrally underwater. Simply put, this is when we are in between floating and sinking.

Although scuba diving doesn’t necessarily require expertise in swimming, we still recommend you to practice in a swimming pool first.

Let us give you some sensible reasons why you should consider practicing before getting your first scuba dive.

1. Over-excitement.

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Whether it is your first scuba dive or you’ve already lost track of how many you’ve done in the past, scuba diving can be very exciting.

Sadly, most particularly for beginners, some scuba divers tend to be overexcited. This feeling may cause some issues with proper breathing under the sea.

Practicing in a swimming pool before your actual dive can help with breathing techniques. We don’t want your scuba diving experience to take your breath away – literally.

2. Fierce fears.

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If you’re scared of the waters, scuba diving at sea may be an issue. Since this is a one-of-a-kind experience you can’t miss, especially if you’re paying for a whale watching tour in Hawaii, you might want to practice first in your hotel’s swimming pool.

While scuba equipment is provided to keep you afloat, familiarizing yourself with its use underwater will be most beneficial. How can you enjoy the beauty below when you keep on floating on the sea surface.

Those are just two reasons why it’s important to practice first. Not all of us have beginner’s luck. Nothing beats the power of rehearsals, even in spontaneous activities such as scuba-diving.

Not only that practice makes it perfect. Practice makes it permanent, allowing you to remember to employ the right techniques even in panic moments.

 

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The 3 Most Common Whale Species Close to the Coast Of Hawaii

There are just some things you can’t miss in Hawaii, particularly whales. Well, Hawaiian waters have lots of them and take note, in different species.

Whales have played a significant role in Hawaiian ecotourism. In fact, there has been a notable boom in the popularity and number of agencies offering aquatic excursions that almost always include whale watching.

Research says that there are at least ten types of whales you can see in Hawaii, particularly during the official whale-watching season that peaks during the first four months of the year.

If you haven’t been to a meet and greet with these amazing aquatic mammals, let me give you a three-species sampler.

1. Humpback Whales

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Needless to say, these whales got their common name from the prominent hump they create while diving underwater.

In Hawaii, we call these blue baleen whales as Kohola, which first came to our waters in the middle of the 19th century. You can get a glimpse of these mammals during the winter season.

2. Pilot Whales

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Go for whale-watching in Hawaii and you’ll most likely see these short-finned mammals in action, usually in groups of 25-50 whales. They’re the second largest species in the dolphin family. Yes, all dolphins are toothed whales.

3. Melon-Headed Whales

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If you haven’t seen one before, just think of any whale with a head that looks like a melon!

These melon-headed whales often spend their days in Hawaiian waters resting and usually swim in groups of ten. All right, you may see up to fourteen of them flipper-to-flipper.

That concludes my list for three whale species you can watch out for on your tour. By the way, you may have also read about False Killer Whales in Hawaii. They’re dolphins, too.