The most distant state of the USA, Hawaii is also one of the most spectacular. It’s a place of big surf, pristine beaches and a landscape of simply Jurassic proportions (literally). I absolutely love the diversity. One day you can be swimming with dolphins in the wild and the next you can be standing on the scorched earth of ancient lava flows. 

Plus the people and culture are pretty cool too. It’s hard not to get caught up in the laid back lifestyle and by the time you leave (you won’t want to), you’ll be extending the ‘shaka’ to everyone.