Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Written by Gregg Strand


Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, established in 1916, displaysrepparttar results of 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolution -- processes that thrust a bare land fromrepparttar 145862 sea and clothed it with complex and unique ecosystems and a distinct human culture. The park encompasses diverse environments that range from sea level torepparttar 145863 summit ofrepparttar 145864 earth's most massive volcano, Mauna Loa at 13,677 feet. Kilauea,repparttar 145865 world's most active volcano, offers scientists insights onrepparttar 145866 birth ofrepparttar 145867 Hawaiian Islands and visitors views of dramatic volcanic landscapes. Over half ofrepparttar 145868 park is designated wilderness and provides unusual hiking and camping opportunities. In recognition of its outstanding natural values, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has been honored as an International Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site.

Visitor Center/Exhibits: Kilauea Visitor Center, located just insiderepparttar 145869 park entrance, offers visitor information and exhibits. Films and videos are shown inrepparttar 145870 auditorium throughoutrepparttar 145871 day. Thomas A. Jaggar Museum, located about three miles fromrepparttar 145872 park entrance, offers earth science displays and features murals depicting Hawaiian culture. An adjacent overlook offers a panoramic view of Kilauea Caldera and Mauna Loa. Hawaii Natural History Association operates bookstores at both locations with an extensive selection of books, maps, videotapes, slides, and other educational items. Email "havo_hnha@nps.gov" to request a price list.

Trails: Hikerepparttar 145873 park trails to experiencerepparttar 145874 park's essence and to gain an understanding ofrepparttar 145875 natural and cultural history of Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes. Day hikes as well as wilderness trips of several days duration are available.

History of travel luggage: From the beginning to today!

Written by Christopher Vorelli


Travel luggage is an important part of every travelerís wardrobe. There are various luggage models, sizes, styles, colors, materials and prices associated withrepparttar luggage currently onrepparttar 145861 market. There are even vintage and collectible luggage pieces available! Whether you are going to be gone for a day, a month or a year, you will most likely need to help of luggage to keep your items together and organized. Travel luggage is designed for professionals, sportsmen, men, women, kids and even animals! There are a ton of models that can be bought today, but inrepparttar 145862 old days,repparttar 145863 choices werenít as plentiful.

For as long as man has traveled, there has been a need to take items with them. Christopher Columbus would have carried a trunk/chest that housed his clothing and navigation products. In those days,repparttar 145864 trunk wasrepparttar 145865 most popular form of luggage. Made of woods like oak, pine and cedar,repparttar 145866 trunks were fashionable and functional. There were even trunks made of animal hides, like deer, horses and even cows. The materials used for these trunks allowed them to last for a long time. Trunks were even accented with ornaments, like locks and nails; making them even more appealing. The majority of trunks made during this time in history have gone on to become family heirlooms and even collectorís items. Though they are still made,repparttar 145867 trunks have been replaced with suitcases and totes.

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