Hawaii all year
Hawaii is a perfect vacation destination year round. Some months, however, are even more perfect in particular parts of the islands. Here’s how to spend the entire year in spectacular weather.
Text by John Rosenthal | Photo editing by Mike Hipple
Oahu is a beautiful island that unfortunately has Hawai'i's biggest city on it. H-town is a big city, and it has all the problems that go along with one.
Still, I never ran into anyone who was less than very friendly. I suspect the "cousin" and "Ohana" are way overdone, but every nice person says things they don't exactly mean to visitors. Hawai'i is remote and therefore expensive, and the locals have to do their part to entice you back...
The Big Island, Hawai'i itself, is a fascinating place, and within four hours from your starting point, you can visit desert, jungle, highlands, lowlands, wetlands, mountains and volcanos, and that just doesn't suck. The weather ranges from dry on the West sides of the islands to very wet on the East. And it is the best place to get Kona coffee cheap--and by cheap, I mean, go to Target in Kona and buy a pound of pure, uncut Kona coffee for about 20 bucks, half price of the same coffee at the plantation in the same package.
The biggest drawback to me is that the speed limit all over the state is pedestrian. Agonizingly slow. Grandma on a unicycle can pass traffic.
But I am a 70's drag-racer dinosaur...
There simply aren't enough words to describe how glorious Hawai'i is.
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