i have never visited hawaii, but recently i saw a series of photographs which were taken from a cruise ship in the islands. the beauty of hawaii matches anything i have seen in continental usa. alaska also has some remarkable vistas from the photographs i have seen. all parts of the world seem to have beautiful areas.
i remember one sight in france that cannot be compared with anything in the usa. it was a roman aquaduct that spanned a river near a small town in southern france. the road went across the river on a bridge under the aquaduct and there was a path for people walk through the aquaduct. the aquaduct must have been about ten feet square in cross-section and there was a coating of lime on its sides about a foot thick. the romans really knew how to build stone structures! they lacked the pumps we have now so the entire aquaduct system was downhill from the source to the ocean. it operated many years.
i worked in new mexico for a couple of years beginning in 1958. when i first got there los alamos was still a closed area and atomic energy was still ultra secret. my memory is vague about radiation dangers, but i had the impression the atomic energy commission took care to protect people by limiting access to fallout. the motion picture folk apparently did not know. i had forgot about the linking of those movie stars deaths to radiation caused by a-bomb tests.