A couple of weeks ago, I went on a helicopter tour of Oahu island during my time in Hawaii. Considering how windy it was up there, we weren't allowed to take anything on the helicopter except our cameras strapped to our necks. The pilot communicated with us through our headsets and we could ask questions if we wanted. He pointed out filming locations for movies such as Jurassic Park, The Hunger Games and 50 First Dates and gave us interesting tidbits about the island. My favourite is the fact that north of the island, they're keeping it country, meaning no resorts for tourism. Hawaii is also the nation's leader in using solar power; locals receive tax breaks for installing solar panels. They certainly have the sunshine for it.
Even though I was too queasy to eat after the ride, this 45-minute tour was an adrenaline rush and one of the highlights of my vacation. Not to mention I managed to capture these amazing aerial shots: