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Ever wondered why Hawaii always makes it into the lists of "top ten" vacation destinations? Actually, once you consider the facts, it's not hard to understand why Hawaii is on the list of top ten vacation destinations. For one thing, this chain of islands in the Pacific features some beautiful beaches, stunning volcanoes, and clear oceans, as well as a cheerful atmosphere and some friendly, hospitable people.
There is an important added attraction which Hawaii offers. It is conveniently located in the United States. This is good news for those concerned with travel safety since it means that travel to and within Hawaii is often considered more secure. Nevertheless, it is still wise to consider several Hawaii travel tips that will make your Hawaii vacation even better and safer!
Packing For Hawaii
The weather in Hawaii is quite mixed, daytime is warm, and requires light clothing, shorts, swim wear, and light t-shirts, while evenings tend to be cooler. You should consider strategically packing clothes which can be worn in layers. By doing this you will be able to warm up, or cool down, as needed.
Remember that if you are visiting places such as the Haleakala National Park in Maui, or the Volcanoes National Park on the island Hawaii, then you will need to wear sturdy shoes, and dress appropriately for the cooler weather as the parks are at quite a high altitude.
Needless to say, bring sunscreen and bug spray are essential when traveling to Hawaii, if you want to prevent sun damage and avoid diseases spread by mosquitoes.
Staying Safe in Hawaii
As with any popular tourist destination, remember not to leave your luggage unattended or store anything very valuable in the hotel safe, and do not carry large amounts of cash with you, as this may put you at risk of being targeted by pickpockets.
What about the Weather?
Hawaii is a tropical island, and like many other tropical areas, frequent natural disasters such as tsunamis, hurricanes, and windstorms, are common in the area. This is no need for concern or anxiety since the weather is always monitored closely. However, if a Civil Defense Warning is issued, you should monitor the radio and television closely, and follow travel tips and instructions provided by the Hawaii officials.
Enjoy Your Stay
A trip to Hawaii is guaranteed to be a memorable one. There are tantalizing sights and sounds that are sure to amaze you and the atmosphere is something you will remember long after you have left the sandy shores of Hawaii. If you pack for the location, and follow some basic safety advice, you will be sure to have a holiday to remember for all the right reasons.