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Hawaiian Travel Club
(808) 331-1234
74-5035 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy Ste 1B
Kailua Kona, HI

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Esca Travel
77-6484 Ono Rd
Kailua Kona, HI

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Cheryl Michioka
(808) 245-5338
3016 Umi St
Lihue, HI
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Mokihana Travel Service
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Ski / WinterSports
Website
www.mokihanatravel.com

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Hans Allgeier
(808) 923-2377
150 Kaiulani Ave
Honolulu, HI
Agency
Outrigger International Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
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Asia-Central Asia, Middle East, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Luxury Travel
Website
www.outriggertravel.com

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Lois Shore
(808) 921-6673
2375 Kuhio Avenue, Corporate Office
Honolulu, HI
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Outrigger Hotels & Resorts
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American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Hawaii
Website
www.outrigger.com

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Travel Store Of Kona
(808) 331-2415
75-166 Kalani St Ste 104
Kailua Kona, HI

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Wendy Goodenow
(808) 591-2011
1245 Young St #203
Honolulu, HI
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HNL Travel Associates
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines
Website
www.hnltravel.com

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Deanne Enos
(808) 247-8868
45-164 Neepu Pl
Kaneohe, HI
Agency
All About Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - West
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Corporate / Government, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Luxury Travel, Rail
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Christine Lutley
(808) 690-0028
P.O. Box 133
Hauula, HI
Agency
Affordable Luxury Hawaii Travel
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American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Art & Culture / Music, Destination Weddings, Family Fun, Golf & Tennis, Historical, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Nature
Website
www.AffordableLuxuryHawaiiTravel.com

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Marlene Ebeo
(808) 455-1650
1744 Hoolehua St
Pearl City, HI
Agency
Getaway Travel and Cruises Dba Getaway Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Corporate / Government, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Disabled / Accessible, Family Travel, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Meeting Planning / Events
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Discover Salton Sea, CA

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November 30, 2010 by Rex Vogel · 2 Comments  

Following along the San Andreas Fault, California State Highway 111 winds around the eastern shore of Salton Sea which occupies the Salton Basin, a remnant of prehistoric Lake Cahuilla.

The Salton Sea is a haven for bird watchers © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Lying 228 feet below sea level, Salton Sea is an inland saline lake in the Sonoran Desert of extreme southeastern California. It is bordered on the south by the rich agricultural areas of the Imperial Valley and on the west, by Anza-Borrego Desert State Park . Both the Salton Sea State Recreation Area and the Sony Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge are located on its shores.

The Salton Sea is currently 35 miles by 15 miles and can be as long as 40 miles by almost 20 miles in particularly wet years. It has an average depth of nearly 30 feet and, at its deepest, is 51 feet. It contains 7.3 million acre feet of water and evaporates 1.3 million acre feet each year. There is a five-mile-long trench on the south end of the Sea that is 51 feet deep. Interestingly, the bed of the Salton Sea is only five feet higher than the lowest spot in Death Valley.

It is estimated that over 1 million visitors spend time at the Salton Sea each year.

From the highway you will spot the sea past fields of citrus; it looks much more like a huge mirage.
The Salton Sea is the big mystery here. How and why it came into being is a fascinating story. The Salton Sea is a place that’s been accurately dubbed the weirdest body of water in America. It has no outlet, and its main sources of new water are agricultural drainage ditches. It has become a natural wonder.

Water flow and climate shaped the basin, creating one of the most diverse regions in the world. The area contains an amazing range of plants and animals. It continues to change today. Name your interest and you will probably find a chance to pursue it in the Salton Sea area. Ancient history, bat caves, boating, camping, conservation, fishing, geology—right through the alphabet—it is all here.

One of several recreation areas along the Salton Sea. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Geologically, this area was once part of a larger body of water extending north through the San Joaquin Valley. A great up thrust lifted the land and formed mountains. The downfolding created Salton sink and the Imperial and Coachella valleys. The sink was dry for many years and salt was mined from it.

In 1901, a dam was built to divert water from the Colorado River near Yuma and carried in canals to irrigate lands in the Imperial Valley. In 1905, the dam broke and water rushed into the Salton Sink for two years, filling it to an elevation of 195 feet below sea level.

Already more salty than seawater, and becoming more saline by the day, the Salton Sea was steeped in continuous political controversy over its future during the 1950s and 60s.

The Salton Sea was a popular sporting dest...

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