When visiting the islands of Hawaii, it's fun to take a day trip to one of the neighboring islands. Hawaiian Airlines flies several times a day between any of these islands and it's relatively cheap to do so.
In our case, we went to Kaua'i. The first thing you'll notice is that the soil is red, just like in Australia. Many TV programs and movies have been filmed on this island, including The Thorn Birds, Fantasy Island, and Elvis' movie Blue Hawaii.
The island also has the deepest canyon in the Pacific, Waimea Canyon, also called the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Waimea Canyon was used in the filming of the 1993 film Jurassic Park.
The island is small enough to tour in 1 day, but if you like a more relaxing Hawaiian vacation away from Honolulu, stay a few days on Kaua'i and you sure won't regret it. In my view, it's the most beautiful of the Hawaiian Islands.