Week 5
Oahu - The Gathering Place

A wise

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  • Hawaii an Kahuna once said
    that the islands are like children - each is special, yet different, and each is to be loved for its individual qualities.  One thing's for sure:  You'll never find another island like Oahu, the commercial and population center of
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  • Hawaii .

    Honolulu offers a fast-paced urban setting with

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  • Hawaii 's hottest nightlife, its best shopping, and a huge array of restaurants.  But the North Shore and the windward side of the island present a different face:  miles of white-sand beaches and a slower, country way of life.  If just the thought of rush-hour traffic, freeways, high-rise towers, and having to pay for parking makes your back molars hurt, then either head for the North Shore or take the next plane out to a quieter neighboring island.

    It's astounding to spend hours flying across the barren blue of the Pacific and then suddenly see the most remote big city on earth, a 26-mile-long metropolis of nearly a million souls living in the middle of nowhere.  Here you will find bright city lights, excellent restaurants, nightclubs, world-class shopping, a vibrant arts scene, and grand old hotels.

    Nine out of 10 visitors to

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  • Hawaii - some 5 million people each year - stop on Oahu, and most of them end up along the canyon-like streets of Waikiki, Honolulu's well-known hotel district and its most densely populated neighborhood.  Some days it seems like the entire world is sunning itself on Waikiki's famous beach, but beyond this, Honolulu is clean and easy to enjoy.  Thee city is coming of age for the 21st century:  The old port town is reshaping its waterfront, altering its skyline, opening new world-class  hotels, and all the while trying to preserve its historic roots and revive its Polynesian heritage.

    Out in the country, Oahu can be a down-home as a slack-key guitar.  This is where you'll find a big blue sky, perfect waves, empty beaches, rainbows and waterfalls, sweet tropical flowers, and fiery Pacific sunsets.  In fact, nowhere else with 60 minutes of a major American city can you snorkel in a crystal-clear lagoon, climb an old volcano, surf monster waves, kayak to a desert isle, picnic on a sandbar, soar in a glider over tide pools, skin-dive over a sunken airplane, bicycle through a rainforest, golf a championship course, and sail into the setting sun.

    And in terms of weather, no other

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  • Hawaii an island has it as fine as Oahu.  The Big Island is hotter, Kauai is wetter, Maui has more wind, and Molokai and Lanai are drier.  But Oahu enjoys a kind of perpetual late spring, with light trade winds and 82°F days almost year-round.  In fact, the climate is supposed to be the best on the planet.  Once you have that, the rest is easy.

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