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O‘ahu’s Ho‘omaluhia is an even closer-to-home county park.
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Save the planet and feast your senses by staying home


Cover image for Mar 24, 2010

In today’s world of carbon footprint consciousness, maybe traveling isn’t the most eco-friendly thing to do. Nor is it always budget-friendly, for that matter. But for many, it’s worth it. Sometimes, it’s travel that makes us realize this is a world worth preserving; in a sense, we travel the world to save it. We don’t have to go far, though: As we’re acutely aware, with millions of annual visitors, our own Islands are some of the best eco-destinations around. Here’s our green vacation guide to the Neighbor Islands, with earth-friendly lodging and activities for when you’re ready to hit the road (via bike or hybrid vehicle, naturally).