What’s a climate zone? The Koppen climate system distinguishes between five different climate zones. The five are tropical, continental, mild, dry, and polar. We’ll let you figure out what each one means by yourselves.
The paradise of the pacific has four out of the five, only missing the Continental one, which requires at least one month of freezing cold as well as one month of temperatures being above 50 °F. The eight islands are overachievers — they also have eight out of the thirteen climate sub-zones.
Monk Seals Are Real Sleepy
We hope that every Hawaii resident feels grateful knowing that they share a home with Monk Seals. They can live up to 30 years, and they also got the honor of being chosen as the state's animal! It's no surprise that the Monk Seals stole this title, they are of only two mammals that are native to Hawaii, but also hella cute!
Walking the beaches of the islands, you might come across seals sleeping in the sun for a couple of days straight.
Like Seals Underwater
Seals have the ability and the advantage of living both inside and outside the water. Just like Hanna Montana, they get the best of both worlds! We, humans, find it hard to keep our heads underwater for more than a few seconds, but Monk seals can do so for 20 minutes!
They also enjoy diving and walks on the beach. They can dive deep, reaching 1,804 feet, but most of the time they are really all about the shallow water.
What's the Deal with Hawaiian shirts?
You have seen these shirts, mostly, but not exclusively, worn by men. Also named aloha shirts, you can count on them to always be colorful. They usually feature a pattern inspired by nature, and many tourists wear them daily when visiting Hawaii. The shirt was used to be worn in situations a tad more formal than just going to the beach.
Hawaiians wore it to a nice restaurant or to for a day the office. Today, aloha shirts have become something else — a symbol of the laid-back Hawaiian lifestyle.
Hawaii Is the Perfect Place for Hermits
Alone but definitely not lonely, those who live in Hawaii have the dubious privilege of being the most isolated people on earth.
Located 4000 miles away from Japan as well as 2,400 miles away from the continental US, the eight islands of Hawaii are like the loner kid in high school who wants to go against the grain and off the grid. Recluses and hermits are always welcome in Hawaii.