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The Phantom's virtual postcard tour continues!
beautiful alohaland
We'll fly from Alaska to Hawaii. Or we could take a cruise ship. That sounds like fun too! In the good old days, cruise ships regularly docked at the Aloha Tower in Honolulu Harbor to offload tourists. Nowadays, cruise ships once again ply the Hawaiian waters, steaming from island to island but somehow it's not quite the same.
Diamond Head Silversword
I have so many beautiful postcards of Hawaii, it's hard to choose. These cards are circa the 1960s. The left one is of Oahu's most famous landmark, Diamond Head crater. The palm trees, its most romantic trademark. 

The postcard on the right features one of the most exotic plants in Hawaii -- "The Haleakala Silversword, protected in Haleakala National Park, is native only to Haleakala Volcano. It blooms only once, produces seeds, and dies when from 7 to 20 or more years old. Other species of silversword grow on West Maui and on the island of Hawaii."

And here's another trademark of the islands: hula dancers. One of the reasons why Hawaii is so special is because of its reverence for its culture and history. The music, the dance, the language, the stories are all meaningful reminders of the way things were at one time, not so many years ago. FYI: Clever has archived travel-related articles on Hawaii.

Please join the Phantom  as our virtual tour of the US continues. So far, our tour includes the following states:

California, Oregon, Washington,
Alaska, Hawaii
, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Texas, and Massachusetts.

Stay with us as we visit all of the United States, 
and who knows where next...

American Black Bear Postcards
Backs of the postcards
Cruising, 1970s style

Couples: rules to live by
Dangerous postcard animals
Dear Diary: Italy again
Driving the I-95  (text by Johnna Kaplan)
Favorite animal postcards
Not sure I'd want to see this
Old Hawaii
Old Motels

Other People's Vacations
Places I'd like to Visit

Postcard recipes
Side trip to Europe!
Spring in the Desert
Ugly Postcard Tour
Where My Friends Went, part 2, part 3
World Tour
The 50 State Quick Tour

Diannek, clevermag's editor, 
is affectionately known as
the Phantom to friends and family.

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