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A Trip To Hawaii Is The Vacation America Needs Right Now

We the people need some serious R&R.

The election is right around the corner and most of America is appropriately stressed out. People are talking about moving to Canada, millennials are considering casting their votes for a giant meteor and right when it feels like things can’t get worse, they always do.

We, as a country, need a vacation ― and a trip to Hawaii is the trip we all need right now. That is, after you vote, of course.

Hawaii is the most isolated population center on the planet, so when you need to get away from it all, the Aloha State is the ultimate place. Plus, you don’t even need to leave the country.

And while you search for zen, you can spend your time staring at the extreme abundance of gorgeous islands features: rainbows, waterfalls, and palm trees that sway gently in a warm breeze.

If beautiful landscapes and yoga breathing don’t get your mind off the current state of the country, you can get your adrenaline pumping by skydiving over the islands, swimming with sharks or hiking Kauai’s stunning Kalalau Trail.

Treat yourself to a mental vacation with the gorgeous photos below ― and if you feel inspired, book a trip to the Aloha State and leave all your worries behind.

Hawaiian Monk Seal
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Waterfall in Maui
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Moonbow, Big Island
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Sunrise on Haleakala Crater, Maui
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Keʻe Beach, Kauai
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Tunnels Beach, Kauai
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Waterfall in Maui
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Bamboo Forest, Maui
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Waipio Valley, Big Island
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Beach on Kauai
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Molokini Crater, Maui
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Haena, Kauai
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Lanterns in Ala Moana Beach Park, Oahu
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Surfer at Pipeline, Oahu
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Lava Smiling on Kilauea Volcano, Big Island
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Seven Sacred Pools, Maui
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Beach in Molokai
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Waimea Canyon, Kauai
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Kaanapali Beach, Maui
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Umauma Falls, Big Island
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Sunset Beach, Oahu
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Plumerias
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Na Pali Coast, Kauai
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Fall In Love With Hawaii's Magic