Michael James Knapp: How To Pick Which Hawaiian Island To VisitThursday, February 06, 2014 Mary Anne Velasco
Hawaii is one of the most sought-after travel destinations in the world—and for good reason. This tropical island paradise is home to some of the most beautiful and dramatic natural scenery on Earth, and is one of the best places to fish, boat, surf and enjoy water sports.
Michael James Knapp and other seasoned travelers recommend that visitors first research the islands to narrow down which of the six islands they’ll visit. Each island is special and offers different surroundings, activities and ambiance. Called the "Island of Discovery," tranquil and alluring Kauai offers everything from majestic cliffside views, to sleepy, charming towns, to serene and beautiful beaches.
The island of Oahu offers the famed Waikiki Beach, North Shore and Honolulu. Oahu has a number of natural wonders, such as the stunning natural scenery of Nuuanu Pali Lookout, but it's also the place to be for upscale dining, nightlife and entertainment.
Molokai is the place for those who are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of life by retreating into nature. Unspoiled, serene, and endlessly beautiful, this is the place to truly experience the natural beauty of Hawaii, or to go on a Hawaiian wilderness adventure.
Although Lanai isn't as popular or well-known as some of the other Hawaiian Islands, many travelers have succumbed to its particular charms. Lanai is graced with two world-class golf courses and two Four Seasons resorts, each with a number of wonderful amenities. Lanai is tranquil and uncrowded—perfect for a romantic vacation.
Other than Oahu, "the Big Island" of Hawaii, is the most recognizable of the Hawaiian Islands. Featuring everything from sculpted deserts, to soaring mountains, to lush tropical landscapes, there's always something new to see and do on this island. The Big Island is also home to famed Mount Kilauea, which is one of the world's most active volcanoes.
The Hawaiian Islands were created by volcanoes—and The Big Island of Hawaii is still under construction. Active volcanoes continuously pour out lava, which creates new land as it cools. Peeking first-hand at this process is one of The Big Island's best and most fascinating activities.
Hawaii is well-known for a number of things—surfing, hula dancing, luaus, and Asian-inspired tropical cuisine, to name a few. But beyond the typical tourist checklist, there's a whole world of wonders waiting to be explored. This is a great place to go hiking, camping, fishing, boating and wildlife watching. Its beauty also inspires its more romantic visitors to honeymoon or marry against its stunning forest, mountain and ocean backdrop.
Michael James Knapp his wife, Amber, and their two children took a recent summer vacation to Hawaii. They spent time fishing and enjoying the surf and sunshine. And, after 10 years of marriage, Michael James Knapp and Amber renewed their vows amongst a gorgeous tropical setting.
A Hawaiian wedding, vacation or even relocation is not necessarily as difficult, impractical or costly as it may seem. If you're interested in visiting or living in Hawaii, contact a travel agent or a relocation expert to help you find the best corner of the islands to call your own.