Have you ever wanted to visit a land where you would feel your spirit? The joy, calm, connection and peace take us into our inner spirit, but it is not that easy to feel a serene mind all at once, feeling all. Personally, for me, I feel these in me when I travel to places, but again, every place has its unique vibe and feel.
As I said, all lands wouldn’t make you feel this way, but I can assure you that the Hawaiian Islands would definitely do.
Hawaii doesn’t need an introduction, but its impressive location in the Pacific Ocean gives me no choice but to let you know! Located in the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is a state in the western United States, nearly 2,000 miles (3,200 km) from the American mainland. It is the only U.S. state located outside North America, an archipelago, and a tropical region.
My interest in the Hawaiin islands will never lose its place in my heart, and I can’t seem to say a specific reason for it, but rather it’s because of the whole land’s connection towards me. Including the limitless attractions, scenic sites, holy beaches, exciting water sports, distinct cultures, friendly traditions, and just everything about that land always make me feel like I want to return again!
The Hawaiian Islands aren’t just lands but a connection!
Diving in, I am willing to share all my reasons why I feel the urge to go back to their islands, Hawaii! These are the top reasons that would never tire anyone visiting Hawaii; get into it so you can sense the connections while reading!
The capital of Hawaii, Honolulu, resides on the third-largest island in the archipelago, O’ahu, and it serves as home to a population of about 1 million people. Honolulu, which means “sheltered harbour” in Hawaiian, reflects the prominence of its natural harbour. One can find everything in this cosmopolitan capital city, from incredible cuisine to historic landmarks to world-class shopping. Home to the largest of Oʻahu’s population, Honolulu stretches across the southeastern banks of the island, from Pearl Harbor to Makapuʻu Point, embracing the world-famous Waikīkī Beach along the way.
Aloha Shirts and Lei Garlands!
Native Hawaiians give out Lei, which is more like a wreath or garland, to symbolise friendliness, love, peace, and other connected sentiments. Though the elements used to make Lei can vary widely, flowers and leaves are the main ones to assemble Lei. Leis are traditional Polynesian decorations worn by Hawaiians to denote their social standing.
When someone says “Aloha,” I instantly think of Hawaii! In Hawaii, one of the most famous things is the Aloha shirts. This attire is all about relaxed clothing. Due to its popularity with tourists and visitors worldwide, it is now known as the Hawaiian shirt. These Hawaiin shirts now symbolise island life, holidays, and exotic getaways for holiday lovers. The classic look of Hawaii comes when the Aloha shirt is topped with a colourful Lei!
Imposing nature in Hawaii!
Imposing nature in Hawaii!
A tropical holiday wouldn’t be complete without breathtaking beaches, and Hawaii is highlighted for having an abundance of them. Among the 100+ beaches across the archipelago, you’re sure to find your private beachside paradise. Hawaii is home to some of the most secluded, hike-only, boat-accessible beaches in the world (perhaps even on the whole planet), which makes it much more exciting to be on that land!
Although most volcanoes are underwater, fifteen at the southeastern tip have reached land and are credited with creating Hawaii. Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawai’i for lava tubes, boiling craters, hour-old land, and a magnificent experience if you wish to play the game “The Floor is Lava.”
Native Hawaiians view themselves as a part of a larger totality that encompasses the natural world and holds the environment in high regard. It is no surprise that Hawaii is home to Papahnaumokukea Marine National Monument, one of the world’s biggest protected regions encompassing 583,000 square miles of ocean waters, including ten islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
Thanks to winds that regularly blow from the east, Hawaii experiences cooler summer temperatures, averaging between 24-31°C (75-88 F) during the summer and 18-28°C (65-83 F) during the cold weather. Additionally, unlike other tropical areas, Hawaii’s wet season is actually the winter, so there’s hardly any risk that the weather will ruin your trip if you go in the summer. Surfers are happy to get wet, so they won’t mind it even if they seek out the winter’s impressive waves.
Traditional Hula Dance
Hula makes us understand more about Hawaiian culture as a whole; you could discover far deeper, more intense, and inspiring realities. Chants or modern, fast-paced, calm, and emotional music can be coupled with Hula. Whatever the dance’s aesthetic, it is all a part of a culture and traditions that connects performers and viewers to the roots of Hawaiian historical stories. History, ancestry, prophecy, and the stories of the past come to life via Hula.
It’s a casual meal consumed everywhere by locals as part of daily life. The fish used in traditional Hawaiian poke has been gutted, skinned, and deboned. Cubed raw fish, sweet onions, inamona (roasted, crushed, and salted candlenuts), green onions, or sesame oil are all possible ingredients in traditional Hawaiian poke. It is served with customary condiments like limu and Hawaiian sea salt. This is just the traditional way of making it, but now, Hawaiians prepare in limitless varieties, which are more popular and loved among visitors.
Hawaiin Plate Lunch
Consists of an “entrée,” a healthy serving of protein portion, two scoops (or one large scoop) of rice and a portion of mac salad. Grilled teriyaki chicken or teriyaki beef are frequently served as the “entrée”. Plate lunches of chicken katsu, shoyu chicken, shrimp, hamburger patties, Mahi Mahi, or BBQ chicken are occasionally available. Additionally, dishes with potatoes, fried eggs, fish, and sausage depend on where you have your plate lunch, and you can customise it to your liking!