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Beach Holidays in North America

Kicking back... sunbathers enjoy the white sand of Waikiki Beach.

United States

24 hours in Honolulu

From a longboard paddle at dawn to a mai tai at sunset, Honolulu's laidback charms delight Louise Southerden.


The isles that bind


Kerry van der Jagt finds the spirit of aloha is blooming again as Hawaii undergoes a cultural renaissance.


America's best beach? Not really

Duke Kahanamoku beach

Gary A. Warner I have seen the future and it is hot, wet, sandy and you can get one of those funny-colored drinks with a paper umbrella on top.


Blink if you dare

Circle Island Tour, Oahu, Hawaii.

Caroline Gladstone takes a whistle-stop tour of the highlights from Waikiki to Sunset Beach.

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Spring break.

Security fears have failed to stop American students going wild at spring break.

Spring break kicks off


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