Are you planning a big trip to Hawaii? Even though the islands are fairly small, there are endless hours of fun to be had while you are there. In spite of the fact that most people vacationing there might spend their time on the beach, there are plenty of activities to participate in if you want to do something a little more creative. Whether you decide to take guided tours, cycling tours, or USSR Arizona tours while you are on vacations, here are a few important facts you should know before you finalize the plans for your trip.
The Dole Plantation prides itself on teaching both visitors and local residents about Hawaii’s unique agricultural heritage through exciting, memorable, and hands on experiences that they provide when you take guided tours. Not only will you et to see some of the most beautiful areas on the island, you will be able to see an amazing part of the history of the islands up close. You would also get to see the influence that the cultivation of pineapples has had on the country. For instance, did you know that George Washington grew pineapples in his Mount Vernon hothouse? These are the kinds of interesting facts you could learn while taking guided tours.
The bond between USS Arizona shipmates went beyond being simply comrades. Did you know that there were 37 sets of brothers assigned to the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941? Though this might seem a little spectacular, this kind ofthing was not actually all that uncommon during the second world war. Keep this connection in mind if you decide to tour Pearl Harbor.
Though most people associate Pearl Harbor simply with all the tragedy that happened on that one famous day, the USS Missouri has actually never had a combat death aboard her decks. Before it became a major United States military base, Pearl Harbor was an extensive deep embayment called Wai Nomi, which means pearl water, or Puuloa, which means long hill, by the Hawaiians.
Oahu is Hawaii’s third largest island. It is also the most populous of all Hawaiian islands and is home to approximately 75 percent of the population of the state. The Hawaiian Islands are the exposed peaks of a great undersea mountain range known as the Hawaiian Emperor seamount chain, formed by volcanic activity over a hotspot in the Earth’s mantle. Helpful sites: www.enoa.com