"Hawaii is one of those places that, keeps topping itself.
Just when you think you'll never see another sunset as beautiful, there comes a sunrise that only Gauguin could imagine.
It kind of makes unemployment easier to take".
Thomas S. Magnum, p.i.
Hawaii: The Aloha State
Hawaii is a state of the United States located in the central Pacific Ocean. It is an archipelago of eight major islands and many smaller islands and islets. Hawaii is known for its beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, active volcanoes, and rich culture.
The first humans to arrive in Hawaii were Polynesians, who came from the Marquesas Islands around 1,000 years ago. The Polynesians brought with them their culture, language, and religion.
Hawaii was visited by Europeans for the first time in 1778, when British explorer Captain James Cook landed on Kauai Island. Cook named the islands the Sandwich Islands, after the Earl of Sandwich.
Hawaii became a United States territory in 1898 and became a state in 1959.
Hawaiian culture is a blend of Polynesian, American, and Asian influences. The Hawaiian language is still spoken by many people in the islands.
Hawaiian culture is known for its hospitality, known as "aloha." Aloha is a way of life that emphasizes kindness, generosity, and respect for others.
Hawaii is known for its beautiful beaches, with white sand, clear water, and palm trees. Some of the most popular beaches include Waikiki Beach on Oahu, Hanauma Bay on Oahu, and Hapuna Beach on the Big Island.
Hawaii is home to lush rainforests, with towering trees, cascading waterfalls, and exotic plants and animals. Some of the most popular rainforests include the Waimea Canyon on Kauai, the Na Pali Coast on Kauai, and the Haleakala National Park on the Big Island.
Hawaii is home to two active volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa. Kilauea is the most active volcano in the world, and it is known for its lava flows. Mauna Loa is the largest volcano in the world, and it is snow-capped at the summit.