Hana Maui Sunrise – Hana, Maui, Hawaii (copyright 2010 JoshWillTravel)
Hana is located at the eastern end of the island of Maui and is one of the most isolated communities in the state of Hawaii. Hana Town is reached mainly via the Hana Highway (HI-360 completed in 1926), a long and winding (620 curves and 59 bridges) 52 mile highway along Maui’s northern shore.
St. Sophia’s Church marks your arrival into Hana. The Travaasa Hana (the historic Hotel Hana-Maui) is a luxury resort rooted in Hawaiian tradition. Shop at the famous Hasegawa General Store. Swim and sunbathe at Hana Beach Park or Hamoa Beach. Snorkel at Waianapanapa State Park, a beautiful black sand beach. Visit Hale Piilani, the state’s largest heiau (Hawaiian temple) in the Kanahu Botanical Gardens. Continue 10 miles south to Haleakala National Park in Kipahulu. See the Pools of Oheo, where waterfalls spill into tiered pools leading to the sea and hike the Pipiwai Trail to the 400-foot Waimoku Falls.
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island taken from the top of the WTC – NYC 1994:
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island – NYC, New York (copyright 2010 JoshWillTravel)
The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.
STATUE OF LIBERTY IS CLOSED DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY! As of March 2013: Liberty island is currently closed, but will reopen July 4, 2013.
From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island was America’s largest and most active immigration station for 12 million immigrants who passed through “America’s Golden Door”. The island was made part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965, and has hosted a museum of immigration since 1990. A 1998 a U.S. Supreme Court decision found most of the island to be part of New Jersey.
ELLIS ISLAND IS CLOSED DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY! As of March 2013: Ellis Island Immigration Museum will be closed until further notice. A projected reopening date has not yet been established.