Things To Do In Hawaii

Gordon Ramsay Journeys Along Hawaii’s Hana Coast loading...
Gordon Ramsay Journeys Along Hawaii’s Hana Coast
Hawaii makes a big impression with its epic array of indigenous ingredients and the fascinating effects of trade winds on its culinary traditions.
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Hawaii Battens the Hatches for Hurricane Lane
Hurricane Lane, a rare storm expected to hit the Hawaiian Islands this week, could cause heavy steam and rockslides on active Mt. Kilauea.
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Hawaii Enlists Urchins to Help Corals Resist Algae Invasion
In Kane'ohe Bay, invasive algae was smothering coral reefs. But scientists have found a clever new way to clean them up.
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See How the Kilauea Eruption Is–Literally–Reshaping Hawaii
A tiny new island appeared for a brief moment in time.
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No, Hawaii's Volcano Won't Trigger a Mega-Tsunami
Here are all the ways the Hawaiian eruption won't cause problems, according to experts.
About Things To Do In Hawaii

More than six million vacationers, most of them from the continental U.S. or Japan, spend close to 11 billion dollars a year in this tropical archipelago. Defense, centered on U.S. military bases at Pearl Harbor, is the second largest moneymaker. Descendants of Asians, who immigrated in the 19th and early 20th century to work on sugar plantations, add to the mix of people in this only state with no ethnic majority: Caucasians constitute 24 percent; Japanese, 18 percent; Filipino, 12 percent. The remainder includes ethnic Chinese and those of Hawaiian ancestry. Ecologists estimate that 89 percent of Hawaii's flowering plants and 97 percent of its land animals—among them the world's only predatory caterpillars—exist nowhere else on Earth.

Fast Facts

Population: 1,257,608

Capital: Honolulu; 378,155

Area: 10,931 square miles (28,311 square kilometres)

Per Capita Income: U.S. $30,040

Date Statehood Achieved: August 21, 1959

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