Hawaii's coastline is approximately 750 miles (1,210 km) long, which is fourth in the United States after Alaska, Florida, and California. Hawaii is one of two states that do not observe daylight saving time, the other being Arizona.
大部份的航班先飛往歐胡島的檀香山國際機場, 然後再轉機飛往各島, 部份主要城市有直飛其他各島 但班次可能不多.
但是, 如果你喜歡自然景觀 – Water Falls, Rainballs, Volcanoes National Park, Mt. Mauna Kea (Hawaii’s tallest mountain, stands at 13,796 ft (4,205 m) but is taller than Mount Everest if followed to the base of the mountain, which, lying at the floor of the Pacific Ocean, rises about 33,500 ft (10,200 m))等, 就比較靠近東邊的Hilo (我這次參加的攝影團就在Hilo).
西邊 Kona area:
* Hamakua Macadamia Nut Co. – self-guided factory tour, observe the processing of 100% Hawaiian macadamia nuts and try out free samples in 7 different flavors.
* Kona Brewing Co. -Daily Brewery Tours at 10:30 and 3, Try 12 uniquely crafted Kna micro-brews on tap (我老公的最愛, 餐廳的食物也很讚喔)
* Greenwell Kona Coffee Farm – Daily tour from 8:30-4:30, free tasting. (其他Kona Coffee Farms還有MountainThunder.com, Honalea.com, ucc-hawaii.com, konablueskycoffee.com)
* Atlantis Submarines - 看海底景色
* Kokua Kailua Hulihee Palace Concert & Village Stroll (Art, Food, Music event) – 每月有一個週日 from 1-6pm on Alii Dr (10/16, 11/20, 12/18 for 2011, check website for 2012 dates).
* Holualoa Artist Village – on Hwy 180, over a dozen unique shops & galleries. Most open 10-5pm from Tuesday to Saturday.
東邊 Hilo area:
* Hawaiian Vanilla Company – Vanillery Tour, Presentation and Tasting, Experience Luncheons, Upcountry Afternoon Tea.
* Volcano Winery – Wine tasting and Tour
* Hawaii Forest & Trail – Waterfall tour, Volcano Day/Night Tours, Mauna Kea Summit & Stars, Birdwatching, Kona Coffee Tour
* Volcano Artists Studio Tour & Sale – 11/25-17 from 10-4pm. 19-3834 Old Volcano Road Volcano
* Paradise Art Studio Tour – 12/3-4 from 10-4pm.
Hawaii's Sales Tax Rate (2011) for groceries, clothes, drugs and restaurant food is between 4% to 4.712%, Hotel Room Tax is 13.5%. 我發現不論在哪個國家, 越高級的飯店, 不但日宿費高, 許多Service要額外收費, 例如停車, 無線網路, 當然可能設備較齊, 地點越好, 風景越佳.
ps. 你在大島各地看到賣夏威夷花或果樹的種子或接枝都是可以帶回加州的, 包裝背面會註明. 我因為不確定天氣是否合適, 所以就沒有買了, 不然我還挺想帶一個上面那個很有夏威夷代表性的雞蛋花回家種呢.