Six Islands, each with its own unique personality. Bathed in sunshine, surrounded by the sea, and infused with a legendary spirit, known throughout the world as aloha – which breathes life into all who embrace it. The Hawaiian Islands—where happiness is a way of life, and where it’s possible to live in the moment for as long as you like, starting now.
Take part in an active adventure - like hiking to the top of Leahi (Diamond Head) or biking down from the summit of Haleakala
Watch a sunset on one of the world-renowned beaches
Visit one of the heritage sites, like Pearl Harbor or Iolani Palace, the only royal palace on American soil
Witness the grandeur of an active volcano on Hawaii Island
Eat ono (delicious) Hawaiian food and watch hula at a luau
See the great migration of humpback whales during the winter
There are 13 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet
The official state fish of Hawaii is the humuhumunukunukuapuaa
Hawai'i is the state with the longest life expectancy in the United States
The only state in the United States able to grow coffee plants commercially is Hawaii
Stop and admire the waterfalls on the scenic drive to Hana
Learn how to hula or surf on famous Waikiki Beach
Renowned as the world's most free-spirited city, San Francisco sends you on a roller-coaster ride of fun. While in keeping with the cable cars that traverse its steep, hilly streets. From its diverse neighborhoods to it's bay front pleasure-land, it is a city of unique charm and character. The restaurants and entertainment venues await you as you wander along the quirky, Victorian buildings and crooked streets. San Francisco is also rated as one of the world's most 'gay-friendly' cities and its annual Gay Pride parade is a popular event. From history to hippies, prisons to parks, seafood to shopping, and art to architecture, San Francisco can truly be said to offer something for everyone.
Explore San Francisco's Chinatown the oldest of its kind in the US.
Play prisoner at the formidable island-fortress of Alcatraz.
Admire panoramic views of the cityscape from Coit Tower.
Visit San Francisco's most iconic landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge.
Go sightseeing on the famous cable cars, the only moving National Historical Monument in the US.
Enjoy leisurely meals and shopping sprees at Fisherman's Wharf.
Relish thrills and spills at the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.
Walk along Lombard Street 'the crookedest street in the world'.
Gasp in awe as you witness Vancouver's natural setting. Not only will you find one of the best urban backdrops in the world, but also a modern, well-organized, booming city.
With the Pacific at it's feet and mountains in the background, Vancouver not only offers beautiful views, but also a plenty of activities to tempt all tastes. Vancouver has a strong culture, world class cuisine, and the nightlife is energetic and diverse. There is an old town quarter to walk through, an even a Chinatown to explore.
The best time to travel to Vancouver is between May and September, when you are likely to catch the most sunshine
Wander the eclectic, trendy Commercial Drive in search of treasures.
Shop and eat your way through Granville Island, a shopping and entertainment hub
Picnic in the lush gardens of Queen Elizabeth Park and the enormous Stanley Park.
Learn about the fascinating First Nations of British Columbia in the Museum of Anthropology.
Admire sweeping views of the beautiful city from the Vancouver Lookout.
Enjoy the Victorian architecture and cobbled streets of historic Gastown.
Marvel at the extensive collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
NEW YORK CITY
The city of dreams, New York is the fantasy destination of millions of people worldwide who want to live there and make it big, or just spend a week or two experiencing it's splendor. It's said that everyone should visit New York at least once. The city is chalk full of sights and attractions, from its towering skyscrapers to the halal carts on the sidewalk. New York City is known for setting the world's standard in food, nightlife and shopping, and is home to some of the most famous attractions on earth. These include the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Central Park. New York is also home to world-class museums like the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and famous performance venues like Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, and of course Broadway! New York has something for everyone to enjoy.
Take in a Broadway musical, or go off-Broadway for something more avant garde.
Visit the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero.
See the lights of Times Square.
Walk along the promenade at the Coney Island Funfair. Read more on New York Attractions.
Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.
Go ice skating at Rockefeller Plaza.
Take a carriage ride around Central Park.
Get a great view of the city from the Staten Island Ferry.
New York City has an estimated 4,000 street food vendors.
The musicians who perform in the NYC Subway system go
More than 250 feature films are shot on location in New York City each year.
U.S. NATIONAL PARKS
Yellowstone National Park
See Old Faithful. All visitors almost immediately head to Old Faithful. For a more intimate experience, explore the Upper Geyser Basin in the early morning before the day visitors arrive or in the late afternoon.
Visit Yellowstone Lake. Head to 136 square mile Yellowstone Lake, the largest in the park.
Take a hike. Walking even a ½ mile on a trail offers you a more complete sense of Yellowstone’s features and landscape.
Lamar Valley’s habitat draws many types of wildlife, and the open vistas create beautiful views.
Yosemite National Park
Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra. Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but you can find valleys, meadows, a vast wilderness area, and much more.
With its epic rock formations like Half Dome, it's plush meadows, rushing waterfalls, and boundless ways to enjoy nature. Yosemite will truly take your breath away.
Take the trails to Bridalveil Falls. Trek across the memorable cliff side trail. View one of natures most beautiful waterfalls!
Acadia National Park
Vacationing in Acadia National Park turns you into a pioneer: Each trail leads to rugged, untouched land just waiting to be captured by your camera lens.
Waves crash on the coast. Spruce trees jut out from the shore, seals sun themselves off the coast as falcons scream down at you from the clouds. You're given free rein to explore over 47,000 acres, including all of its hiking trails and natural attractions.
When you need a break from the great outdoors, the quaint New England town of Bar Harbor, Maine, waits for you in the northeast corner of Mount Desert Island.
Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Visit it's National Park located entirely in the state of Arizona. It is 277 miles long, following the Colorado River and adjacent uplands.
Ride pack mules down the ancient Bright Angel Trail.
Take the 10 mile trek to the breathtaking Havasupai Waterfalls.
90% of people only visit the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Although it is harder to access, you wont regret visiting the North Rim.
The huge province of Quebec occupies the eastern part of Canada, with coasts on the North Atlantic, Hudson and James Bays, and the Lawrence Seaway (the major shipping channel of the east coast which cuts through the south of the province). The major cities of Quebec and Montreal are both situated in the more populated south, on the banks of the St Lawrence River.
The province has a wide variety of landscapes, climatic regions and vegetation, and therefore numerous different tourist attractions, scenic routes and holiday getaways to offer travellers. Quebec has 22 national parks and a variety of stunningly beautiful natural landmarks, including Montmorency Falls outside of Quebec City and the Gaspé Peninsula on the St Lawrence River.
Quebec has a uniquely French flavour, remaining the only North American region to preserve its Francophone identity. In Quebec French is the official language and is spoken by more than 80 percent of the population. For decades the province has been dogged by political battles regarding secession, but currently moves to turn Quebec into a sovereign state have been put on the back-burner in favour of concentrating on economic development. In the most northerly reaches the wilderness prevails, with thick forests and clear lakes dominating the landscape. This gives way to the snowy mountains of the Laurentians, popular resort country, while down south is the urban sprawl of Canada's French-speaking cities and the rolling pastures of the farmlands.