February 20, 2020
 
Of course, it is obvious Kathy Petrino is a voracious world traveler who wants to see as much as she can during her life. The best news is, she has a penchant for writing about her travels, not just because she loves to share everything, but also because she wants others to experience what she has. She enthusiastically writes about every destination as if she was the first to see it because that is how she likes to feel when she travels. She thinks of herself as an explorer and each destination feels like a new discovery. One of Kathy Petrino’s favorite destinations just happens to be everyone’s favorite tropical paradise of Hawaii.

Besides being a state, Hawaii is a group of islands, each with its own special environment to offer almost anyone. There is the great surfing on Oahu and the cosmopolitan flair of Honolulu, the natural beauty of Maui to the hidden natural treasures on Lanai. In short, Hawaii has something for everyone, including beautiful beaches, amazing jungles, breathtaking waterfalls, excellent swimming and diving, and world-class waves that make the surfers swoon. That’s why Kathy Petrino sees Hawaii as a great destination for families, surfers and honeymooners, among many others.There are just so many things to do.

The “Big Island” of Hawaii is home to two of the largest volcanoes on Earth, including Kiluea, which is the most active. If that doesn’t float our boat, you can also swim with manta rays, check out the black sand beaches of Waipi’o Valley or even climb Mauna Kea, or “White Mountain,” which is the highest peak in Hawaii, at 13,796 feet. For those not adventurous enough to swim with mantas or climb mountains, they can explore Honolulu, which is a unique big city, or Waikiki, which has beautiful beaches and a unique blend of Asian and Hawaiian cultures, combined with enough American culture mixed in to make you feel at home.