See America First was a tourism campaign funded largely by railroad companies. They were instrumental in preserving America’s deserts, mountains, plains and forests for the national parks that lay along their routes and were a boon to rail travel. But there was somewhere you couldn’t get to by train: luxuriant tropics far from the tumult of mainland cities yet developed and rich in diverse culture. Honolulu airport is Hawaii’s principal hub. This is Oahu and you can get busy fast. Like all Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is developed mostly along its shore. Tourism being a large piece of its economy there’s plenty to choose from: snorkeling, boat tours, canoeing, fishing, paragliding, diving, hiking, or just grabbing a towel from the hotel and sitting on the beach. All that is fine. But Hawaii is largely untouched and cracking with things to discover. Put on a pair of solid shoes and go have a look.