Waikiki Beach: It used to be a swamp—its name, which means ‘spouting water’ comes from the springs that fed the taro patches and fishponds—but Waikiki also had a two-mile crescent of sand, plenty of sunshine and perfect waves rolling into shore. So in the early days, after Honolulu became the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1845, the royalty wisely chose to build their beach homes on Waikiki.

Sailboat At Waikiki

North Shore Oahu, Hawaii...been there but want to go back :)

Waimea Falls on the North Shore ~ Oahu, Hawaii • photo: Darrel Larson on Flickr

Turtle Bay Oahu's North Shore Hawaii.

✮ Diamond Head Lighthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

lanikai beach | oahu, hawaii

Sharks Cove Sunset, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii

North Shore. Grant Ellis photographer. http://surf.transworld.net/1000110576/news/surfer-poll-relocates-to-north-shore/

surfing

Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Hanging On! Box Canyon Falls in Ouray, Colorado

To the west and north of the Black Hills, dinosaurs have been found in great abundance in the basins of Wyoming and on the Northern Great Plains, and thus, this free dinosaur park was born in South Dakota, where you can see life size replicas of the dinosaurs found in the region. Discover more at www.blackhillsbadlands.com and www.discoveramerica.com

Road trip

Twisted Tree! Moab, Utah

Lighthouse and pier at Grand Haven, MI

san francisco