There may be palm trees and a Pacific Island breeze but we are undeniably in the US.
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"I need alcohol!" exclaimed the bikini-clad young woman - not what you expect to hear on a Disney property.
Travel introduces you to fascinating people you would never usually meet.
Ben Groundwater proves you can eat and play in Honolulu without blowing your budget.
In search of fresh leads, Amy Cooper turns to a surf-loving TV copper for his lowdown on Hawaii's best.
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