If you think Hawaii is all about floral shirts, Mai Tai's, hula girls and ukuleles, you're in for quite a surprise.
A guide to the best times to visit Hawaii and what to do when you're there.
Cheese with wasabi, salty beer and crispy mochi donuts: Maui offers a twist on tasty treats.
The Big Island is getting bigger all the time, often in dramatic fashion.
Its canefields are part of the reason Hawaii has such a sweet mix of cultures.
As we emerge through the trees, a spellbinding sight unfolds and my gasps of terror change to awestruck wonder.
Don lei and say aloha Hawaii, for this is one drop-dead gorgeous part of the world that's not just for surfers and sunbathers. Loaded with natural attractions, watch as molten lava oozes over rock and into the steaming ocean below. See waterfalls tumble spectacularly over cliffs into oceans of azure. Snorkel with manta rays, whale-watch, or zipline through vivid green forests. Don't miss its unique cuisine with a Japanese bent.