Around 1500 years ago an exodus came ashore on the islands that most of the world knows for its high-spirited and volcanic land- Hawaii. According to legend, Hawaii was once known as ‘Hawai’I Loa’- perhaps after the founder of these beautiful lands surrounded by water. Residents of this state and many from afar call this place ‘The Aloha State’; for the simple reason that the word “Aloha” can be hello, as well as goodbye. The Aloha State is the world’s largest chain of islands and is also the only state in the U.S that is completely made up of islands. These islands are actually volcanic islands. The lands here is made up of large rocky slabs that moved over when a particularly hot spot on top of the molten layer beneath the surface. The heat melted these rocks and turned it into magma, which broke down and formed the land it is today.
Hawaii is most eminent for its beautiful beaches. They have all kinds of beaches here, with a variety of colors. Some beaches are covered in pearly white sand, meanwhile it isn’t impossible to find beaches whose sand may be green, red, pink and even black. But the waters of these impressive coasts are packed with an adventure for all those who dare to dive deep and explore it. You can take a tour of these sparkling waters by snorkeling, paddle boating, kayaking, body boarding, and surfing. True to its fictitious depiction, Hawaii has a never-ending line of watersport activities, alongside some splendid spots you can learn about and freely roam as you please. If water isn’t your gig, then the dry lands of this state have enough to offer, in the form of its dense tropical rain forests and stunning waterfalls. They are teeming with greenery, nature, wildlife and so much more.
In terms of cuisine, one might be pleasantly surprised by the fantastic Asian food found here- sushi and ramen are popular among locals. You can also tell that the place is brimming with culture and rich history, certainly hitting the nail on the head with the deep-rooted traditions and information that would make any history buff tremble with excitement at the thought. However, while being proud of their ancestry, Hawaiians have adapted their traditions with the current times and celebrate their ethnicity and nation through festivals, music, art and food. Surely, by now the world is familiar with their time-honored hula dance, they also have hip hop, the Honolulu symphony and Community Theater to show off and introduce to its visitors. They are the only state in the U.S to speak only two languages- English and Hawaiian. The locals are warm and extremely welcoming to those who choose to pay their land a visit, opening their arms and minds-ready to teach new people about the things that make them so proud of the motherland. Certainly a few days here and one might understand why they love Hawaii so much!