Hawaii Hawaii's majesty would set it apart from all other states, even if the Pacific hadn't already done the job. Stunning landscapes, rich underwater worlds, and a noble history—this is one tropical paradise with serious depth.
Pele's Hawaii, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Hawaii Not just a cute legend told in grass skirts at luaus, Pele, the goddess of the volcano, is a very real part of the beliefs held by Hawaiian natives. Every fiery eruption here is said to be her molten body moving across the land. According to legend, anyone who removes a piece of rock from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park suffers Pele's wrath with streaks of bad luck, often prompting the offender to abandon the rock or return it.