July 2013

rialto beach

Enjoy a Spectacular Sunset at Rialto Beach


If you’ve read the Twilight Saga, then you’re probably familiar with Port Angeles, Washington. It was where Bella Swan and her friends went to go dress shopping. It was also where she was almost attacked, except Edward Cullen came to the rescue and whisked her off to a fancy restaurant called La Bella Italia.

Some people who are not too familiar with their geography think most of the places mentioned in the book series, including Forks, Washington, were fictional. The truth is these places really do exist. In fact, Port Angeles is home to a couple of beaches and surfing hot spots.

Sunset at Rialto Beach

A twenty-minute drive from Forks, Washington will take you to Port Angeles. About two miles south of downtown Port Angeles is the entrance to Olympic National Park, which is listed among UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Among the park’s major attractions is Rialto Beach, which is famous for its picturesque sea stack rock formation and breathtaking view of sunsets. However, this is no place to bask in the warmth of sunshine. This isn’t the place to get that perfect tan you’ve always wanted. Rialto Beach is also a great surfing hot spot.

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Marvel at the Sheer, Breathtaking Beauty of Hanalei Bay

Hawaii is the only known U.S. state that is entirely made up of islands. Its oceanic surroundings, warm tropical climate, public beaches, active volcanoes, and natural scenery laid out for all and sundry make it a popular tourist destination. People from all over the world visit the island state just to enjoy its lush environment.

One of Hawaii’s most sought-after vacation spots is the island of Kauai. This 550 square mile island was formed due to volcanic eruptions roughly six million years ago. Obviously, it is one of the oldest islands that make up Hawaii, and it is located at the northernmost part of the island state.

hanalei bay, hawaii

Locals and tourists refer to Kauai as the Garden Isle for all the right reasons. Its natural beauty alone makes it worth visiting. Tourists who love snapping pictures will have a field day in this island, as everything there is photo-worthy. The entire island serves as a perfect backdrop for any activity you have in mind, from the time the sun rises, and up to the time it sets.

While the main attractions in Kauai are the beaches that are nestled in the sunny blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, there are other places worth visiting there. One of these is Waimea Canyon, which the great Mark Twain described as ‘the Grand Canyon of the Pacific’ for its size and utter beauty. Another one is Fern Grotto, which you can reach by booking a boat tour up the Wailua River. It got its name from the fact that the ferns grow upside down from the roof of the grotto. This attraction was proudly featured in the movie “Blue Hawaii” that starred no less than the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley.

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