Lush forests. Vast sandy bays. Rivers of molten lava. And that glimmering ocean. Hawaii is undoubtedly some kind of paradise. Unlike any other US state, thanks to its location far out in the Pacific, this is a place for adventurers, sun seekers and dreamers. Chill on Waikiki Beach, marvel at the fragility of the landscape in Volcanoes National Park or bring a surfboard and make like the locals by riding some of the best waves the world has to offer. Drive the winding Hana Highway or head to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor to learn more about the Aloha State's place at the heart of the US's 20th century history.