Aloha Is a Way of Life
Saying “aloha” is more than just a way to greet & say goodbye in Hawaii. It’s also a way of life characterized by easygoingness, friendliness and feeling welcomed.
Aloha— The Aloha system is one of the primary reasons why Hawaii has remained so popular with people visiting the state. It offers visitors a feeling of welcome and relaxation that they can rarely find in other places, giving them a chance to completely unwind. If you’re planning to visit, try to embody the Aloha spirit.
Visit the Local Cultural Centers
Visiting local museums and cultural centers is a fantastic way to really get your hands on culture. To break away from the usual travel destinations, head to Hawaii and learn more about their history.
Look at all the fascinating history of Hawaii’s islands! There is also a lot of helpful information about Hawaiian culture before you get there.
Eat the Local Food
A good trip abroad needs to include local cuisine. Although at times, we can’t help but eat in a restaurant or order room service with food that is similar to what we have back home. Sure, some comfort food is nice if you are feeling homesick. But delving into the rich array of Hawaiian cuisine is guaranteed to make your trip more delicious. If you are nervous about trying new foods, start small and simple.
Remember, it’s that act of trying something new that is important. Chances are, you won’t be disappointed!
About 2,400 miles from the nearest continental shore, Hawaii is the most isolated group of islands on the planet. There are eight main Hawaiian Islands: Ni’ihau (the Forbidden Island), Kaua’i (the Garden Isle), O’ahu (the Gathering Place), Moloka’i (the Friendly Isle), Lana’i (the Pineapple Isle) Kaho‘olawe (the Target Isle), Maui and the Big Island are two of the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaiian archipelago consists of 132 islands, islets, and atolls that stretch roughly 1,500 miles from northernmost Kure Atoll to the still-growing Big Island of Hawai‘i at the southeastern end of the chain.The eight main islands have a total area of 10,931 square miles.
The Big Island is the largest island, accounting for about 63% of the state’s total landmass; the other islands could fit inside it twice. Next largest is Maui, followed by O’ahu, Kaua’i, Moloka’i, and Lana’i. There are approximately 750 miles of coastline in the state. The main Hawaiian Islands are located in the Tropic of Cancer.
Hawaii Volcanoes and Geography
Hawaiian volcanoes are created from a static hotspot from within the earth’s mantle. Molten lava then rises through cracks in the earth, creating Hawaii. The Big Island’s mountain, Mauna Kea, towers at 13,796 feet above sea level or 31,000 feet from the bottom of the ocean. Mauna Kea is almost 3,000ft taller than Everest- this just shows how vast & amp; diverse Hawaii really is.
Islands on the Pacific Plate’s hot spot may have periods of volcanic activity, but eventually stop and are eroded. Slowly, they start moving northwest across the Pacific Ocean. Over thousands of years, the mountains eroded to shoals and atolls (barrier reefs just below the ocean surface), returning to their undersea origins.The Lo‘ihi Seamount, located southeast of the Big Island, is likely to be the next Hawaiian island to emerge from the flank of Mauna Loa. Its summits are about 50 miles apart. Lo‘ihi is roughly 3,000 feet below sea level and isn’t expected to become a full-fledged island for at least 10,000 years or longer, depending on volcanic activity.
Believe it or not, there are two types of lava: ‘Aa and Pahoehoe. These terms come from the Hawaiian language but are widely used in geology. They are easy to distinguish by appearance, but chemically they are the same. A’a lava is very sharp and rough, while pahoehoe lava has a more smooth slope-like surface. Both types can be seen across the island.
Get Up Close and Personal With Hawaii Volcano E-Bike or Van Tours
We take it beyond the average tour and put you in charge of the places you want to be depending on your personal interest and ability. We know the secluded places where you will not see the crowds. We find serene landscapes that are sure to create memories of Hawaii. We live on the Big Island of Hawaii. We love where we live and cannot wait to share the culture and beauty that only exists on the Big Island of Hawaii. While we have great options for specific tours on the website, we can also customize a tour to meet your specific interests in a private setting tailored to you.