Welcome to Hawaii!
The diverse natural surroundings, tranquil waters and warm tropical climate makes Hawaii one of the most popular destinations for biologists and tourists alike. This U.S. State, consisting entirely of islands, has over 750 miles of coastline and lies approximately 2400 miles from the west coast of the U.S. in the Pacific Ocean. These islands, originally formed from volcanic activity undersea, created impressive geological features and still presents active volcanoes that you can safely explore.
Tourism has been the largest industry in Hawaii contributing billions of dollars in tax revenue. Hawaii does export food products including coffee, however, due to the shipping distance to the States, these industries play a small role in the economy. Military related jobs make up sixteen percent of the state’s labor force making it the second largest industry behind tourism.
From lush rain forests to volcanic deserts, massive mountaintops to beautiful black sand beaches, these unrivaled natural wonders, sacred Native Hawaiian customs, beliefs and practices makes Hawaii the tropical paradise that we all hope to visit or live in some day.
Major cities in Hawaii include Honolulu, Hilo, Kailua, Kaneohe, Waipahu, and Pearl City.