Travel the World: Hawaii

By: Charles W. Bryant

Travel the World: Hawaii
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Hawaii is a land of amazing beaches, mountain summits, lush jungles and volcanoes. How much do you know about this vacation paradise?
Kahoolawe?
the largest volcano in Hawaii
one of the eight main islands
While the word may be fun to say, it's not a greeting or a volcano -- it's one of the main islands.
a traditional Hawaiian greeting

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Hokule'a?
Honolulu's Zenith star
There are a lot of volcanoes in Hawaii, but this is actually Honolulu's Zenith Star -- which rises directly above the city.
the smallest active volcano on the islands
the oldest active volcano on the islands

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Hawaii?
the name of the collective eight main islands
the second largest of the eight main islands
the largest of the eight main islands
It's the name of the state because it's the name of its largest island, also called "The Big Island."

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Kauai?
the Polynesian name for the eight main islands
the fourth largest of the eight main islands
This is the fourth largest of the eight main islands.
the capital city on the "Big Island"

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Waialeale Mountain?
the mountain with the largest footprint in the United States
known as the wettest spot on Earth
This mountain is a lot of things, but dry isn't one of them. It's been called the wettest spot on Earth.
known for being extremely arid

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Honolulu?
the lowest population of any metropolitan area in the United States
the 11th largest metropolitan area in the United States
Honolulu is nothing if not large. So yes, it's the 11th largest metro area in the United States.
the original name for the state of Hawaii

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Honolulu?
home to more than 100 beaches
This is Hawaii, so aim high on the beach count. Honolulu has more than 100.
home to 75 beaches
home to 37 beaches

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Oahu?
home to the largest coffee farm in the United States
home to the largest pineapple plantation on Earth
home to the largest wind generator on Earth
Oahu may grow some coffee and pineapples, but it also has a lot of wind and the largest wind generator on the planet.

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Oahu?
third most in tourism of the eight main islands
first in tourism of the eight main islands
If you're a tourist and have been to Hawaii, there's a good chance you went to Oahu. It hosts more travelers than any other island.
last in tourism of the eight main islands

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Kalaaupapa?
famously closed travel to it in the 1970s
is known for having the best surf in Hawaii
was once a leper colony
I bet you didn't guess that it was a leper colony. But it was. Really.

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