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Serendipity Strikes at Manoa Falls

I can feel the heaviness of the air as I begin my walk toward Manoa Falls. No longer gas, it's solid and thick like a shake. Beads of sweat have begun to form on the small of my back, which is hidden (thankfully) by my camera bag. The group behind me is dawdling. I am waiting for no one.

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Kauai: Entering the Realm of the Unreal

Roughly half-an-hour's flight from Oahu, Kauai - nicknamed the Garden Isle - is an adventurist's playground. Ringed by white sand beaches and impossibly turquoise waters, the island is about 80 percent undeveloped land, portions of which are only accessible by foot. Perhaps most well known as the home of Mount Wai'ale'ale, the wettest place on Earth, Kauai has also lured countless Hollywood film crews to its shores appearing in such motion pictures as Jurassic ParkRaiders of the Lost Ark and Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Paradise in the Pacific: Hiking Oahu's Diamond Head

It had been more than two days since I left the East Coast — all 15 hours of plane flights and 8 hours of recuperating on the beach— and I needed some exercise. Both to build up a suitable beach body and as a safeguard against the thousands of calories I'd planned to cram down my gullet while exploring the Aloha State.

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