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Things to see and do in Oahu

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Our top places to go in 2019

Forget the wet weather and whet your appetite for adventure with our top destinations for 2019.

An expert's guide to San Francisco

We sent some of our team on a fact-finding holiday to San Fran. Here's a taste of what they experienced.

The Most Instagrammable places in NYC

If you’re looking for some serious Insta-envy from your followers, these Big Apple beauties are sure to get the likes rolling in.

The best places to eat in Arizona

We've put together some food for thought on where to eat in Arizona, from watering holes to desserts in the dunes. Did someone say air conditioning and ice cream?

Have a nice day in San Francisco

A handful of quintessentially San Francisco places and experiences that we’d love to share with you.

LA LA Land

Become an honorary Angelino and explore LA and beyond with these tours and experiences.

Awesome music festivals from around the world

With Glasto round the corner, it’s time to dust off your tent, grab your shades and set off for summer’s hottest festivals.

Las Vegas Pride 2017 – loud, proud and plenty of crowds

Maybe you’ve done Pride before. But until you’ve done Pride in Las Vegas, you haven’t really done Pride.

San Francisco Pride 2017 – Celebration of Diversity

Join San Francisco Pride in promoting a “Celebration of Diversity” in 2017 over the weekend of 24 and 25 June.

Fantastic Places - Inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Get a glimpse of these magical sites around New York City.

Why Washington DC is the perfect holiday destination for families

You may not see Washington, DC as a family-friendly holiday destination at first glance. But look closer and you’ll find this political powerhouse ranks right at the top for the best family-friendly US cities.

Summer of Love - 50th Anniversary

2017 ushers in the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and is the perfect time to visit San Francisco.

History of the USA

From sprawling vineyards and Art Deco buildings to iconic statues, The USA has a fascinating history to explore. Here’s just a few pointers on how to discover America’s intriguing past.

Cultural guide to New York City

New York has long established itself as a retreat for starving artists, a promised land for struggling actors, and a wonder-city for aspiring musicians. The stunning architecture, historical monuments and treasure-trove galleries have inspired creativity for generations, amongst visitors and natives alike.

St Patrick's Day in the U.S. - An Insider's Guide

The U.S. hosts some of the biggest St Patrick’s Day (or St Patty’s Day as the Americans often call it) celebrations in the world. It’s barely a surprise since there are nearly seven times the number of Americans claiming Irish heritage than the population of Ireland itself!

More about Oahu

Start your Hawaii trip off with a bang down on Waikiki Beach, as every Friday at 7:45pm they have an epic free fireworks display set off from the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Watch the colourful rockets and fireworks light up the sky and reflect in the water and join in with the ' oohing and ahhing' (wait is that directed at you or the fireworks?). 

"Just hanging out on Waikiki Beach." Ever wanted to say that? Well, now you can.

This Bucket List worthy beach is all swaying palm trees, white sands, turquoise waters, resplendent cliffs and blue, blue skies.

Sound like paradise? It will be when you’re there. 

Waikiki Beach

Everybody’s gone surfing, so said the Beach Boys. They have indeed down on North Shore Oahu. This legendary surf spot has been drawing the best surfers from around the world since the 1950s and it’s even been crowned as the ‘Superbowl of surfing’. What’s the draw? It’s the home to so-called Big Wave Surfing, where pros battle it out at the Banzai Pipeline to catch the biggest swell. Turn up with your board and show them how it’s done.

Surfing at North Shore

Set sail from any of Hawaii’s eight major islands and get postcard-perfect snaps of you posing as you bob along the ocean.

There’s snorkel tours, sunset cruises, 'seafari' tours, stargazing cruises and the ultimate, whale watching cruises, where you can spot beautiful humpback whales as they migrate to the warm tropical waters between October and mid-May.

Catamaran cruise

The USS Arizona Memorial is a site that honours the lives of the 1,177 sailors and marines who lost their lives in the attack that took place on Oahu Island at Pearl Harbor during World War II.

The memorial itself has recently had a $56 million renovation and is built above the sunken wreckage of the USS Arizona ship that went down, retelling the details and history of that fateful day.

USS Arizona

On the south-eastern most point of Oahu, the Makapu'u Lighthouse has been a shining beacon for over a century. 

Makapuu Lighthouse
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