Bill Bailey Travel Club welcomes you to our continuing journey through the 50 United States as we take a look at the great state of Hawaii. Take some time with us to get to know more about the many amazing wonders that are part of the U.S. and what they have to offer you on your next vacation with Bill Bailey.
A Look At Paradise With Bill Bailey Travel Club
Known to many as paradise, Hawaii is and has been one of the most popular U.S. destinations for travel for generations. Different from all other U.S. States, Hawaii offers an exotic location without the need for planning an international trip. In addition to the simplicity of traveling to Hawaii, those who choose to travel to this wonderful destination have the opportunity to do so year round, unlike many other destinations. Hawaii’s location as well as it’s steady trade winds make it an ideal location throughout the year. Bill Bailey would like to spend some time with you looking at this, our 50th state.
Hawaii is actually an archipelago made up of 8 major islands encompassing over 10,000 square miles in the Pacific Ocean. Over 1600 years ago, the first travelers began their migrations to these stunning islands. Navigating by the sun and the stars and following the currents, the Polynesians landed and began its first culture, uniquely Hawaiian.
Today, Hawaii still embraces the culture of these amazing people and offer a vacation destination that allows visitors to explore not only the areas unique plants and animals, but stunning natural beauty as well as a culture which has lasted for millenia. Take a look with Bill Bailey at some of the facts that offer a look at what Hawaii has to give you as a place to relax and enjoy the U.S. on your next vacation.
Made up of 8 Major Islands, Hawaii includes:
Hawaii – The Big Island
Maui – The Valley Isle
Koho’olawe – The Target Isle
Lanai – The Pineapple Isle
Molokai – The Friendly Isle
Oahu – The Gathering Place
Kauai – The Garden Isle
Ni’ihau – The Forbidden Isle
- Hawaii is the most isolated population center on the face of the earth. Hawaii is 2,390 miles from California; 3,850 miles from Japan; 4,900 miles from China; and 5,280 miles from the Philippines.
- The Hawaiian Islands are the projecting tops of the biggest mountain range in the world.
- Hawaii was the 50th state admitted to the union on August 20th, 1959.
- The wind blows east to west in Hawaii. The highest recorded temperature is 96′ F (Honolulu Airport), but temperatures over 92′ F generally occur only once or twice a year. The lowest temperature (under 3000 feet altitude) is 56′ F. Temperatures under 60′ F may occur but rarely more than once a year. Average daytime temp. (July) is 82′ F. Average daytime temperature in January is 72′ F.
- More than 100 world-renowned beaches ring Honolulu.
- Wai Golf Course is Hawaii’s first municipal course.
- The island of Oahu draws more visitors than any other to Hawaii. One-third of the state’s best surfing beaches are on Oahu.
- The island is home to many famous attractions including Haleakala Crater, the old whaling town of Lahaina, the road to Hana, and Kaanapali Beach.
- The island of Lanai is considered Hawaii’s most secluded.
- Hulope Bay is a marine preserve and considered one of the best diving spots in the world.
- Once used as a target by the U.S. Navy and Air Force the services are cleaning up unexploded shells. No one is allowed to go ashore without permission. The island consists of an uninhabited area of 45 square miles.
- Kilauea Iki is the world’s most active and largest volcano.
- Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world (measured from its base at the ocean floor).
We hope that you have enjoyed our visit to Hawaii, and hope that you will come back for the next installment of travel facts with Bill Bailey Travel Club. Enjoy your next vacation and explore the world. Bill Bailey Travel Club reminds you to travel safe and explore the great United States.