In our last post we visited the topic of Walt Disney’s connection to the State of Hawaii and discussed some of his film endeavors that were inspired and/or made in the state. Today we would like to broaden out our view and look at how Hawaii really is a dream come true for the film buff on vacation! Dating back to the 1920s with “The White Flower,” Hawaii productions have been entertaining and educating millions across the globe. Whether shot on Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Molokai, Lanai or the Big Island, the same one-of-a-kind scenery that attracts vacationers also makes the ideal backdrop for Hollywood producers. Hawaii has been a prime location for shooting independent and major motion pictures, surf videos, travel and lifestyle shows and countless other media forms. The film industry in the Islands continues to thrive as these tropical islands grow more diverse and beautiful with each passing day. From volcanoes to snow-covered mountain caps to sea-level reef shots, the islands offer a range of views no other location can offer. Hawaii has the ability to morph easily – making the audience believe it is anything from a South Pacific beach to a South African village to an exotic Peruvian rainforest. As such, many well-known films and TV shows have been shot in Hawaii yet “advertised” as being another world destination. For the vacationer, many movie tours are available in the state to entertain the Hollywood film buff on vacation. These include the Kualoa Movie Sites and Ranch Tour on Oahu which takes you on a tour of parts of the Ranch where many blockbuster movies and television series have been filmed, films like Jurassic Park, Windtalkers, 50 First Dates, Hawaii Five-0, Lost, Off the Map, Battleship, and Pearl Harbor. Or for a more rugged adventure Kos Tours also offers interesting Hummer tours of the various Kualoa filming sites. Some other notable film and television locations in the islands that fans may want to see include: 1) Jurassic Park – Multiple sites on Kauai, 2) Die Another Day – Multiple sites on Oahu, 3) South Pacific – Hanalei, Kauai, 4) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – Puna, Big Island, 5) Gilligans Island – Boat Marina in Honolulu and Kaneohe Bay, Oahu and 6) The Brady Bunch – Hawaii Bound – Sheraton Waikiki and other sites on Oahu. In addition, many other film and television sites also await you! True film buffs might also have interest in many of the film festivals are held annually in Hawaii, including the Hawaii International Film Festival, the Maui Film Festival and the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival. Whether you wish to tour Hawaii for the film and television sites it offers, to attend one of the film festivals or simply to enjoy the relaxing Aloha spirit of the islands Travel N Relax can put together the ideal Hawaii vacation package for you! We invite you to experience Hawaii and the Hawaii you have come to enjoy in film and television productions throughout the years! Come to the islands and experience Hollywood in Hawaii!