Water and Land Activities to Do in Hawaii

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Snorkeling
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A Massachusetts executive, Allen Fitzsimmons leads Transitioning Forward as CEO. In his spare time, Allen Fitzsimmons enjoys exploring tropical locations, such as Hawaii.

When vacationing in Hawaii, consider snorkeling. Rated the state’s top activity, according to PrideofMaui.com, snorkeling is family-friendly and can be enjoyed through a tour. You board a vessel and sail to different locations to observe marine life in their natural habitats. A guide offers education about the animals as well as gives instruction on proper techniques when exploring local waters. The activity is ideal for seeing tropical fish, green Hawaiian sea turtles, reef formations, dolphins, and whales.

If you prefer to stay on land, Hawaii offers picturesque landscapes worth a trek. Walk along ocean shorelines and through tropical valleys. Visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to see the Big Island’s active volcanoes or go to Puu Pehe, also known as Sweetheart Rock, to enjoy the island in serenity. Other locations to venture to include Polihale State Park and Kalaupapa, a location best explored on horseback.

Equipment Tips for Cycling Comfort and Performance

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Cycling Equipment
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Allen Fitzsimmons leverages extensive experience in business leadership to serve as the CEO of Transitioning Forward, a company that specializes in the inventory, appraisal, and sale of assets. On top of his professional endeavors, Allen Fitzsimmons enjoys a wide range of physical activities, including cycling.

Cycling can be a great way to get exercise and experience the outdoors, but it’s crucial to have the right gear for performance and comfort. For example, a bike’s frame size can impact efficiency and safety, so it’s important to purchase a bike with an appropriately sized frame. With a mountain bike, there should be a minimum of two inches between the rider and the top tube. Road bikes require less clearance, at just one or two inches of space.

Along with frame size, the bike seat plays a significant role in cycling comfort and function. For peak performance, the seat should be positioned so that the knees are minimally bent when the pedal is at the bottom of a rotation. The seat is improperly positioned if the rider has to reach for the pedal, or lock the knees during extension. Cyclists who are concerned with comfort can also opt for padded or gel-filled seats, which ease friction and pressure.

The Kittiwake Shipwreck and Artificial Reef off Grand Cayman Island

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Kittiwake shipwreck
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An experienced entrepreneur, Allen Fitzsimmons serves as the founder and CEO of Transitioning Forward, which helps clients inventory and sell surplus assets. Allen Fitzsimmons balances his work with outdoor activities and travel, including trips to the Cayman Islands.

While there are a wide range of exciting attractions in the Cayman Islands, snorkeling and diving are some of the most popular activities in the area. The Cayman Islands are home to a number of celebrated reefs and dive sites, such as the Kittiwake shipwreck and artificial reef off Grand Cayman Island.

Purposefully sunk in a protected marine park in 2011, the USS Kittiwake was a US Navy submarine rescue ship launched in 1945 and decommissioned in the 1970s. The five-deck ship now serves an artificial reef for marine life and attracts snorkelers and divers interested in exploring the immaculate wreck site. With a guided tour or entrance fee, visitors can swim around the growth-covered ship and discover areas like the old munitions room and captain’s quarters. Divers have also encountered diverse marine life, from eagle rays to garden eels, at the shipwreck.