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#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

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If you close your eyes and imagine Kauai, you might see jagged peaks plunging into hidden rainforest valleys, beaches with impossibly blue waves thundering ashore, and of course, endless summer weather.

But that’s not all there is to it. Behind that postcard facade there’s a funky island that your kids can connect with. Ours did.

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Location, Location, Location!

Hawaii, it’s time for your close up. Actors may score the accolades at the Oscars (they’re this Sunday!), but there are landscapes with as much presence and compelling beauty as any star. The Kauai of The Descendants is a prime example. Who doesn’t want to step through the celluloid and walk in George Clooney’s shoes…

Do Hawaii Like a Local

National Geographic Expeditions Marketing Manager Sarah Muenzenmayer shares tips on planning a Hawaii trip that’s budget-friendly and full of local color. As avid travelers in our early 30s, my husband and I like to plan trips that will challenge us–language barriers and exploring foreign cultures are the aspects of travel we find both adventurous and…