Scenic Hawaii

We asked the Travel Channel community to share with us their perfect moments in the Hawaiian Islands. Here are some of our favorite scenic submissions.

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Porcupine Mountains Wildnerness State Park in Michigan
Porcupine Mountains Wildnerness State Park in Michigan

Porcupine Mountains Wildnerness State Park in Michigan

This isn't just any wilderness area. The 'Porkies,' as Michigan's Porcupine Mountains Wildnerness State Park is known, is one of the Midwest's few remaining large wilderness areas. 960 1280

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rothbury festival michigan

rothbury festival michigan

Jammin' is hard work. A couple relaxes in between shows at the Rothbury Festival, a 4-day jam band music festival in Rothbury, MI. Note the really clean woodlands; festival organizers aim for a zero-waste event. 960 1280

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With 72 state parks and recreation areas, covering about 4 million acres, one thing's clear: Minnesota takes nature seriously. (That's not even counting the state's national forests, either.) 960 1280

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charles schulz peants sally linus statues

Hanging out with Sally Brown and Linus van Pelt of Peanuts, in downtown St. Paul's Landmark Park. The famed cartoon strip was the brainchild of St. Paul's native son, Charles Schulz. 960 1280

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sheboygan wisconisn marina

Located along the Lake Michigan coast, Sheboygan, WI, includes many prime fishing locations like this marina. 960 1280

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rib mountain lake wausau wisconsin

rib mountain lake wausau wisconsin

How's this for a dramatic sunset? With an elevation of 1,941 feet, Rib Mountain, from Lake Wausau, WI, provides a stunning view of the countryside. 960 1280

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minnesota state capitol

minnesota state capitol

Completed in 1905, the opulent interior of the Minnesota State Capitol speaks to the "American Renaissance," the era of classical elegance at the 20th century's start. 960 1280

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lake mendota madison wisconsin

lake mendota madison wisconsin

It's not far down to paradise. Sailing takes you away ... to Lake Mendota near Madison, WI. 960 1280

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madison wisconsin waterfalls

madison wisconsin waterfalls

Wisconsin is a land of many lakes, rivers and dreamy waterfalls like this. 960 1280

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park grand rapids michigan mi

Tranquil, huh? Autumn in a park near Grand Rapids, MI. 960 1280

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Lake Superior is the world's largest freshwater lake. Here, a view from Larsmont Cottages, a Minnesota resort near Two Harbors, MN. 960 1280

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state capitol madison wisconsin

state capitol madison wisconsin

The Wisconsin State Capitol has stood in the heart of downtown Madison since the early 1900s. It boasts the only granite dome in the United States. 960 1280

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lake mendota madison wisconsin

lake mendota madison wisconsin

The shimmering waters of Lake Mendota, near Madison, WI, make for reflective (and picture-worthy!) sunsets. 960 1280

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lake michigan milwaukee wisconsin

lake michigan milwaukee wisconsin

Nature and civilization strike just the right balance in this stunning shot of a pond near Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee. 960 1280

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Sturgeon Bay, WI, may only have 1 movie theater, but who cares when you have sunsets like these? 960 1280

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frank lloyd wright taliesin spring green wisconsin

frank lloyd wright taliesin spring green wisconsin

Travel to Spring Green, WI, to visit the sprawling 600-acre estate of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The estate, known as Taliesin, was named for an ancient Welsh poet. 960 1280

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dog show

dog show

America’s top dog, Banana Joe, stands next to his trophy after winning the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in NY. 960 1280

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mardi gras

A Mardi Gras reveler dangles beads off of a balcony on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. 960 1280

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cupid run

Cupid’s Undie Run participants jog past the US Supreme Court. The 1.5-mile “world’s largest underwear race” raised over $1 million for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. 960 1280

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fashion week

A model walks the runway in a creation by Zac Posen for his Autumn/Winter 2013 show during New York Fashion Week. 960 1280

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snow storm

A woman walks down Beacon Hill during heavy snowfall in Boston, MA. The monster blizzard pummeled the Northeastern US and left thousands without power. 960 1280

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grammy award

grammy award

Mumford & Sons pose with their awards for Album of the Year and Best Long Form Music Video after the 55th annual Grammy Awards in LA. 960 1280

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heartwalk

People take photos in “Heartwalk” in Times Square. The Valentine heart was made from boards salvaged from boardwalks from NY and NJ that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. 960 1280

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carnival rio

Dancers from the Sao Clemente samba school perform on the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome. 960 1280

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swimsuit models

Sports Illustrated swimsuit models Natasha Barnard, Adora Akubilo, Anne Vyalitsyna, Jessica Perez, Jessica Gomes and Kate Boch ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue hit newsstands this week. 960 1280

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christies auction

An employee from the Christie’s salesrooms poses between the two halves of Damien Hirst’s “Away from the Flock (Divided)” piece. Christie’s in London will be auctioning off some of Hirst’s pieces at the Post War and Contemporary art sale this week. 960 1280

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dog wedding

Two dogs, Chispas and Luna, get married during their symbolic wedding as part of a Valentine’s Day celebration in Lima. 960 1280

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Dancers from the Belarussian plastic theatre “InZhest” perform a piece called “…After” during the first Belarussian forum of physical and dance theatres in Minsk. 960 1280

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carival clowns

Celebrators dressed as clowns participate in the clowns parade for Carnival in Sesimbra village. 960 1280

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dragon dance

Fire dragon dancers perform in a shower of spewing firework-like sparks, during Chinese Spring Festival celebrations at an amusement park in Beijing. 960 1280

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lion cubs

A female lion, Lemon, cleans her 3 cubs that she gave birth to a month ago at the Cali Zoo. 960 1280

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This large sign commemorated the opening of Disneyland's new look in 1959. The park opened on July 18, 1955 to long lines of eager families and children. Although many of the rides have since changed, the long lines remain the same. 960 1280

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The Santa Monica Pier has been a mecca for people watching for more than 100 years. When you're done ogling the tanned and toned bodies on the pier, be sure to check out the midway games or the viewing deck. 960 1280

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This iconic Randy's Donuts shop features a giant donut 32.5 feet in diameter, enough to make even the diet conscious crave one of the tasty treats inside. 960 1280

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Featured as cover art on the Eagles' "Hotel California" record album, the Beverly Hills Hotel is the perfect spot to spy movie stars lounging by the pool or going incognito as they recover from plastic surgery. 960 1280

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Angelenos stuck in LA's notoriously snarled traffic are sure to be familiar with this sign. Route 101 winds from downtown LA through Hollywood and west to the California coast. 960 1280

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Practice your stage voice at the Orpheum theatre, which was originally a venue for vaudeville acts. You never know who might be in the audience: American Idol and America's Got Talent have broadcasted shows from Orpheum. 960 1280

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The LA Dodgers Stadium is one of the oldest - and biggest - stadiums in Major League Baseball. If your wallet can take it, a Baseline Box will give you a great view of the field and your own private restaurant. 960 1280

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Hollywood Boulevard is one of the biggest tourist stops in LA. If you're on the lookout for celebrities, be careful: in order to prevent cruising, it is illegal to drive the boulevard more than twice in four hours. 960 1280

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Westwood Village is one of the most interesting architectural hotspots of LA, with styles ranging from Art Deco to Mediterranean. Celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Frank Zappa and others are buried nearby. 960 1280

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The Chateau Marmont is steeped in Hollywood legend: John Belushi died in one of its rooms, and Lindsay Lohan, Howard Hughes, Keanu Reeves and many others were former long-term residents. 960 1280

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A paradise for surfers and those who love them, Malibu beaches were also the filming location of the first surfing movie, Gidget. 960 1280

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Feeling nostalgic? Mel's Drive-In vaulted into diner legend when it was used in the 1973 George Lucas film American Graffiti. In order to best recreate scenes from the movie, don't forget the poodle skirt or plenty of pomade. 960 1280

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Running from Chicago to LA, Route 66 may no longer be part of the official interstate highway system, but is most definitely still a stylish place to get your kicks. 960 1280

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The Santa Monica Freeway runs east to west, allowing drivers to escape the city to Santa Monica to the west or Palm Springs to the east. Prepare yourself for serious traffic if you visit this 14-lane highway, even on weekends. 960 1280

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LA's many tour companies will take you on a star safari in hopes of spying celebrities in their natural habitat. 960 1280

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Only famous handprints will do in the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located along 1.3 miles of Hollywood Boulevard and Pine Street in downtown LA. 960 1280

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Located in the Hollywood Hills, this sign is one of the most recognizable in LA. Those who would like to see the sign up close may be disappointed: there is a security system installed to prevent vandalism. 960 1280

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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery featured a rocket disguised as a Bob's Big Boy sign, but diners should not fear: they will only find burgers and other treats inside. 960 1280

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