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Maui,Hawaii

The earlier name of Maui was ʻIhikapalaumaewa. The Island of Maui is also called the Valley Isle for the large isthmus between its northwestern and southeastern volcanoes and the numerous large valleys carved into both mountains. The island experienced rapid growth through 2007, when Kīhei was one of the most rapidly growing citys in the United States. The island attracted many retirees and many others came to provide services to them and to the rapidly increasing number of tourists. Population growth produced its usual strains, including traffic congestion, housing affordability, and access to water. While in Maui there are plenty of outdoor activities you can do some include Luaus, Whale Watching, Snorkeling, Tours, Helicopters, Horseback Riding, ATV, Dinner cruises, Parasailing, Fishing, Ziplines, Biking, Spas, Miniature golf, and more. Overall Maui was a great place to visit, I hope to see them become more tourist friendly and implement more all inclusive resorts into the islands.

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Fiji

The majority of Fiji's islands were formed through volcanic activity started around 150 million years ago. Today, some geothermal activity still occurs on the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni. Fiji is a Melanesian country in the South Pacific Ocean. It lies about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand and consists of an archipelago that includes 332 islands, a handful of which make up most of the land area, and approximately 110 of which are inhabited. Fiji is the product of volcanic mountains and warm tropical waters. Its majestic and ever-varied coral reefs today draw tourists from around the world. For Fiji holidays it is blessedly free of evils such as malaria, landmines, or terrorism that attend many similarly lovely places in the world. While in Fiji my first goal was to do the Mamanuca Islands Day Cruise. On this I saw the gorgeous, natural untoched islands of Fiji. For around 150 USD i spent the whole day out on islands eating some meals and on the boat I couldn't of asked for a better experience.untitled

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Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland is located in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country with 1,377,200 residents, 31 percent of the country's population. Auckland has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world.Auckland also straddles the Auckland Volcanic Field, which has produced about 50 volcanoes. These take the form of cones, lakes, lagoons, islands and depressions, and several have produced extensive lava flows. Most of the cones have been partly or completely quarried away. The individual volcanoes are all considered extinct, although the volcanic field itself is merely dormant. Auckland has at least 14 large lava tube caves which run from the volcanoes down towards the sea Auckland has a warm-temperate climate, with warm, humid summers and mild, damp winters. Under oceanic climate classification, the city has an moderate climate. It is the warmest main centre of New Zealand and is also one of the sunniest, with an average of 2060 sunshine hours per year. The average daily maximum temperature is 23.7 °C. Auckland is popularly known as the "City of Sails" because the harbour is often littered with hundreds of yachts and has more per capita than any other city in the world, with around 135,000 yachts and launches. Around 60,500 of the country's 149,900 registered yachtsmen come from the Auckland Region. About one in three Auckland households owns a boat, while in auckland sailing is a must for any tourist.images

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Seychelles

You’re planning a trip to the Seychelles? Lucky you! Undeniably, the beaches are the big attraction, beaches with exquisite ribbons of white sand lapped by crystal clear waters backed by lush hills and big boulders. There's a beach for everyone: for families with small children, or those seeking seclusion and solitude. From beautiful expanses of silky white sand to remote coves reached only by boat. Mahé, the largest and most commercial island in the archipelago, is only about 17 miles long but boasts 75 fine beaches that are often uncrowded, if not completly deserted and untouched. There are great opportunities for island-hopping between the 16 islands that currently offer accommodation. These range from 5-star resorts to rustic island lodges and cozy beachside bungalows. On your way, you will discover such gems as the legendary Vallée de Mai, home to the legendary Coco-de-Mer.
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Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya is the world's forty-seventh largest country after Madagascar. It lies at 5°N and 42°E. From the coast on the Indian Ocean, the low plains rise to central highlands. The highlands are bisected by the Great Rift Valley; a fertile plateau lies in the east. The Kenyan Highlands comprise one of the most successful agricultural production regions in Africa. The highlands are the site of the highest point in Kenya (and the second highest in Africa): Mount Kenya, which reaches 5,199 m and is the site of glaciers. Mount Kilimanjaro 5,895 m can be seen from Kenya to the South of the Tanzanian border. Tourists, the largest number from Germany and the United Kingdom, are attracted mainly to the coastal beaches and the game reserves, notably, the expansive Tsavo National Park in the southeast. Tourism has seen a substantial revival over the past several years and is the major contributor to the pick-up in the country's economic growth. Tourism is now Kenya's largest foreign exchange earning sector, followed by flowers, tea, and coffee. In 2006 tourism generated about US$803 million, up from US$699 million the previous year.Kenya is full of surprises: just when you thought it was all about safaris you find out that it also has some of Africa's greatest beaches. Protected by coral reefs, the squeaky-clean white sand Kenya beaches melt into warm tropical waters that are ideal for diving, snorkelling and swimming - and that's before the annual spectacle of whale sharks passing along the Kenya coast around February and March each year.
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