The Aloha State


Feel the warm tropical breezes and soak in the Hawaiian sun as you experience the spirit of Aloha in the paradise state of Hawaii.

One of the most remote islands in the world, Hawaii is a popular paradise that welcomes millions of visitors from around the world each year. Whether you are a first time visitor or a regular traveler to Hawaii, there is so much to see and do as each island offers a unique experience that can’t be found anywhere else, and the abundance of natural wonders and one-of-a-kind culture makes Hawaii a place like no other.

First populated thousands of years ago by sea voyagers traveling from Polynesia, the islands have continuously changed and grown through contact with missionaries, whalers, and eventually the many plantation workers that were brought over in the early 1800’s. Now the state of Hawaii is a melting pot of language, cultures and cuisine from Japan, China, Korea, Portugal, Puerto Rico and other countries that have now become entrenched into the island culture where they are celebrated and have become a party of daily life.

Take your pick from the lush and verdant island of Kauai, the romantic valley isle of Maui, the tiny former pineapple covered island of Lanai, the friendly isle of rural Molokai, the metropolis of Oahu, and the volcanic Big Island, and no matter where you go, aloha will be there to greet you.

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Hawaii Travel Tips: Culture
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