Q: Why did you choose to go on a Discovery Tour in Hawaii?
Lea: I knew that I wanted to go on a Discovery Tour from the beginning of my exchange year and I chose to travel to Hawaii because I was fascinated by the Polynesian culture, which seemed so different from the rest of the US. I knew that there would be so much to see and do.
Q: What was your favorite part of the trip?
Lea: It’s a tie between learning how to surf, going snorkeling and witnessing all of the beautiful views. I also loved just hanging out with the other exchange students. Compared to other Discovery Tours the one in Hawaii has a lot of free time, so I really just enjoyed the time spent hanging out on Waikiki beach, going out to eat and shopping.
Q: What does a Discovery Tour mean to you?
Lea: A Discovery Tour means meeting new people and exploring a new place and culture. It’s true what they say - you make great friends, create unforgettable memories and have an amazing time!
DID YOU KNOW…
- The 8 major islands of Hawaii (Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island of Hawaii) were created by underwater volcanoes that erupted millions of years ago.
- Geographically, Honolulu is the largest city in the world. According to the state constitution any island not named as belonging to a county belongs to Honolulu. This makes all islands within the Hawaiian Archipelago part of the city.
- Hawaii has the highest life expectancy out of all the states in the US – take one look at those beautiful views and you can guess why!