The name "Hawaii" originates from an old Polynesian word meaning "homeland." Hawaii became the 50th state in the United States in 1959 and is home to more than 1.2 million people. Its pristine beaches, verdant forests, fiery volcanoes, tropical nights, and giant surf make this chain of Pacific islands a favorite place for romance and adventure.
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-- Hawaii is waiting. Aloha.