The Big Island, Hawaii
I would recommend this place to anyone, even for more adventurous travelers. This place is truly a paradise, and less touristy than most of the other destinations I've been to. I would recommend renting a four-wheel drive instead of taking tours because you can visit a lot of "off-site" historical places. I recommend this book [Hawaii The Big Island Revealed published by Wizard] if you visit, very straightforward and honest about Hawaii's history, and was temporarily banned in the 60's. Also, directions in this book are really specific, perfect for taking the car off the road. The Big Island is totally worth the 10-hour flight. I had the best sushi, mahi mahi, and mangoes I've ever had out there. Now I see why Mark Twain visited this Hawaii. Also, be careful if you go snorkeling. The waves can get pretty choppy.
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