Lush forests. Vast sandy bays. Rivers of molten lava. And that glimmering ocean. Hawaii is undoubtedly some kind of paradise. Unlike any other US state, thanks to its location far out in the Pacific, this is a place for adventurers, sun seekers and dreamers. Chill on Waikiki Beach, marvel at the fragility of the landscape in Volcanoes National Park or bring a surfboard and make like the locals by riding some of the best waves the world has to offer. Drive the winding Hana Highway or head to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor to learn more about the Aloha State's place at the heart of the US's 20th century history.
It’s the most happening of cities, a place where over 200 languages are spoken and millions flock each year to see its world-famous sights. New York draws visitors in like nowhere else. The crowded streets of Manhattan are the stuff of legend. First timers will want to head to the top of the Empire State Building and stand beneath the glare of the lights of Times Square. But there’s so much more to see and do, whether it’s catching an Off-Broadway play, checking out world class art at MoMA or shopping the streets of SoHo. Brooklyn’s hip neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Fort Greene offer a more relaxed vibe, while the food in Queens’ Chinatown is worth the long subway ride.