Whether you are on a solo flight to Hawaii or with a group of friends or family, the state remains as one of the hottest destinations for enjoyable travel. The country is considered by many as a beautiful paradise and a must for individuals who want to relax or get into activities like hiking or surfing.
Hawaii is composed of 6 primary islands—Maui, Lanai, the Big Island, Oahu, Kauai, and Molokai. Every island has its set of attractions and activities with their own charm and beauty. The capital of the state is Honolulu. It does not observe DST or Daylight Savings Time hence the time differences from the state’s mainland will differ during the year. The main languages spoken in the state are English and Hawaiian.
To make your visit more enjoyable, it is absolute that you should first know some important things about the state. In no particular order, here are some facts you need to keep to heart.
First, you need to get that flower lei
The lei, which is a garland of flowers famed for in the state, is a symbol of Hawaii’s hospitality. The flower lei greeting is something most travelers want to experience firsthand during a stay in the area. Look for vacation packages that include this since not all packages come with the lei greeting. No trip to the state is not complete without wearing those flowers.
Do not even think about touching the Nene
The Nene is the state bird, and yes, they look cute and all. However, these birds are known for their defensive stance particularly if the bird is female and have babies. Most important of all, these are endangered species so touching or approaching them is prohibited. Remember this or else you might be obligated to pay a huge fine.
Prevent sunburn from happening
Hawaii is the land of sun and smiles. It comes with natural attractions that you need to check out so it is a given that you will be outside most of the time. Many tourists forget about sunscreen application, so they end up often with a nasty sunburn. It is recommended that you apply sunscreen first before heading out in the sun. If you want to ease the burn, you can apply some aloe vera gel on it or Lidocaine.
Take an umbrella with you
If you booked a ticket between October and May, you need to tote along an umbrella. These months mean the state acquires a larger amount of rainfall. The showers usually do not last that long, however, these rains can be unpredictable, so it is best that you take along a good umbrella with you in case you are caught in a downpour.
Bring along a jacket or sweater
Hawaii is warm throughout the day. The temperature decreases in the evenings though. You might need to tote along a light jacket or sweater with you just in case the evening gets nippy. If you think jackets are bothersome, you can choose to bring shirts that come with long sleeves.