Preparing for a Visit to Hawaii
Tourism activities in Hawaii started early before the year 1959 when it hosted almost a fourth of a million visitors. Currently, the number is more than 8 million tourists visiting Hawaii each year. Being one of the visitors in the state would grant you one of the best experiences on an island. It’s a beautiful location in this part of the world that you would probably like to return next time.
Like in any other trip, there are some specific things you need to prioritize before visiting a place. For Hawaii, developing a checklist of the following would be better before boarding that flight.
The Hawaii Checklist
- Your important documents, passports, and licenses. You never know what can find you there, and a copy of your documents would be your only way out. Also, having contact with the hotel you will be staying in, or the car renting services provider can also be crucial.
- When packing, it’s important to note about the weather in the destination. Mostly, casual clothing, light shirts for the day, and light sweaters at night are favorable. You will also need sun protection either for your eyes or skin or both. Packing swimsuits for your swimming activities is a good idea as well.
- For pet lovers, Hawaii has restrictions on pets, which states that all carnivore pets to be quarantined. Therefore, cats and dogs should be quarantined on arrival. The restriction is to help maintain the rabies-free state.
- Also, knowing a few Hawaiian phrases can help you earn some favors from the locals. You will be appreciated for trying and for your efforts about knowing the language. By trying to translate Hawaiian to English and English to Hawaiian, you can be able to memorize the hello word, “aloha” and thank you word, “mahalo” in Hawaiian.
In Hawaii, you will be in the most remote area in the world with its time zone. It’s a place filled with great geographical features making it different from the rest of the parts in the United States. All the features on the island are naturally occurring.
The Geographical Features in Hawaii
The state has 137 islands in it. Although most of the islands are not yet habited, there are main islands, which include the Oahu, Molokai, Maui, Niihau, Kahoolawe, Kauai, Lanai and the Hawaii islands.
It is also the place with the most active volcano in the world. The volcanic eruptions formed the islands in the Hawaii state over the years.
Hawaii has Mount Waialeale, which is considered one of the wettest areas on earth. A lot of rain is received in the area whose precipitation is recorded very high in a year.
Amazingly, there is only one snake type found in the area. The Hawaiian blind snake is also not considered native. Where the conditions here seem to inhabit more species of snakes, its ironical only one species is found here.
Hawaii has only to mammals that can be considered native: the monk seal and the hoary bat. With the high number of animals living in the islands, only these two mammals have their origin from the location.
Other amazing things in Hawaii have been implemented by the administration and the culture of the people in the area. For example, Hawaii is also the first state to implement the banning of plastic bags in the United States. The government has also placed specific rules on the height of buildings. By law, a house or a building should not exceed the height of a palm tree. It’s a state with no skyscrapers except for the Marriot, built before the implementation of the law and St Regis, constructed on a hillside.
In Hawaii, all the beaches in the state are all public. There is no commercialization of beaches and hence allowing everyone to have a good time. It’s a factor that has contributed to the high number of tourists also in the area. The other fact that would make you like to spend your vacation in this location is because of its long-life expectancy. People here have an average of 81 years, marking it’s the highest in the United States.
Therefore, Hawaii is not only known for the sandy beaches but also its natural beauty. Day by day, more people continue to find the city the best to spend their holiday in. It is considered cheap to travel there when different options are weighed. The island itself is productive with coffee production and a high level of tourism; it’s able to carry out its activities smoothly unless the interruptions by volcanic activities, the rest of the time in Hawaii is fun.