After our 9.5 hour flight to Hawaii, we were greeted immediately by the heat and secondly by the aroma of coconut and frangipani – which was most welcome after leaving Australia at the onset of winter!
Oahu, the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands is a place of beautiful beaches, friendly people and remains the home of military stronghold and tourist drawcard, Pearl Harbour. Access into the Visitor Centre at Pearl Harbour is free allowing visitors the opportunity to explore the grounds and history museum. Pearl Harbour is also home to the USS Arizona Memorial, a sobering reminder of the battle that was fought here and remains the resting place for the ship’s 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives on December 7, 1941.
**2,000 free tickets are handed out daily for the 75 minute tour of the USS Arizona including the return boat ride to the memorial. Otherwise tickets are available for just USD $7.50. Tours are also available from here for the USS Bowfin & the Pacific Aviation Museum**
Justin grew up just north of the Central Coast in New South Wales and having been fairly close to Sydney and spending a fair amount of time visiting and exploring the area, he can easily say it’s a home away from home. Here is what he suggests when running away to Sydney;
“The activities in Sydney range vastly and will depend on your own interests and of course your budget. Some of the places Krystelle and I like to visit include;
Perth, one the most isolated cities in the world and the sunniest in Australia is the birthplace of Global Runaways. It was here that we would decide to pack up our perfectly normal, ordinary lives and hit the road, in search of adventure!
So what makes Perth a place to visit? Here are our personal top 5 destination picks;
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