Fans of architecture know of American architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright. As one of the most influential innovators of the 20th century, Wright was inspired by the harmony of the natural world, so it’s no surprise he chose Maui as the location of a clubhouse he build in 1949.
At first, the design was actually meant to become the house of Marilyn Monroe. Today it is a private Golf Club, but you can still come in a take a look at this 74,000-square-foot masterpiece.
No Daylight Savings
Hawaii Standard Time is the state's special time zone. Most countries and states like to adjust their clocks twice a year, in winter and in summer, to make sure they make the best out of the day. But, in the enchanting eight isles, there is no need for that.
Unlike other areas, Hawaii's sunset and sunrise times don't change that much throughout the year so changing the clock is redundant.
The World's Tallest Mountain
Isn't that Mount Everest? You might be asking. Well, yes and no. Everest holds the record of the loftiest mountain above sea level but Hawaii is home to the actual highest mountain. The mount is a dormant volcano named Mauna Kea.
Just for comparison, Mauna Kea measures 33,500 feet, while Everest is estimated at 29,000 feet. If that isn't cool enough for you, the volcano is most likely over a million years old.
Fresh, Free Fruit for Everyone!
In an island filled with so much great, fresh produce, sharing is caring. Hawaiians don't like to see food go to waste, which means that if they find out their tree gave them more fruit than they can (literally) chew, they give it away.
Walking around the islands, you will be able to find fresh fruit for free all around you. Still, there is one rule everybody follows — don't be greedy, take what you need, but no more than that.
There was a time when this beautiful land was known as the Kingdom of Hawaii, and at that time, they had kings and queens. Lahaina, which is located in West Maui, was the capital city. What ended up terminating the monarchy?
Well, it was overthrown in 1893 by none other than businessmen and sugar farmers. Today, there are still two state holidays to celebrate the kings and princes of the past.