Aloha: love, affection, compassion, mercy, sympathy, pity, kindness, sentiment, grace, charity. Aloha spirit is a part of everything in Hawaii: people surf with aloha, cook with aloha, and even write work emails with aloha. Aina: land. Ohana: from oha the taro plant, signifies that all ohana come from the same root and family. Mana: life energy that flows in everything: chance to gain or lose it. Pono: righteousness.
Sunset Beach, Oahu, HI - Well-known for one of the world's best places to watch big wave surfing in winter (the beach is home to the Vans Triple Crown), the water here becomes as calm as a lake in summer and is a great place for snorkeling. Above all, as its name suggests, it's the sunsets that really seal the deal for visitors.
Aloha from the top of Awa'awaphi Trail in Kaua'i. The symmetry and this insane setting drew us in and officially left us inspired. Where did 2015 take you? Submit your best travel photos and you could receive $500 or more. This shot comes from #GoProAwards recipient Venture Hawaii. #BestOfGoPro