"Contemporary Hawaiian food, like the language and popular culture, is a medley of traditional Hawaiian, American, and Asian Pacific flavors. Pacific "fusion" cuisine was largely invented in Hawaii."
Food writers should not describe the food served in Hawaii as "Hawaiian." For example, the ubiquitous plate lunch is not Hawaiian food, that is, it is not related to the food of the indiginous people of Hawaii. Typical, if stereotypical, examples of "Hawaiian" food mignt be poi and other forms of taro, or the food that tourists will encournter unfortunately mainly at "luaus" staged for their benefit. There is French food, Chinese food, even fusion cuisine, none of which should be confused with Hawaiian food.
I have removed references to "sugar cane" being grown on oahu, There has been no sugar on oahu for 10+ years. and I agree with the about commenter. I changed a refernce to "local food" vs "hawaiian food" hawaiian food is something distinct. you can get hawaiian food in a plate lunch but a plate lunch is NOT hawaiian food.
The Stay Healthy section is pointless. It should be deleted
Added references to the NAMES of the Norwegian cruise line boats, Pride of Aloha, and Pride of Hawaii.
Added Links to some of the Hawaiin food listings
Added links and information re: the fact that route schedules for The Bus are also available on http://www.thebus.org
Fresh Water Supply
Hawaii has long prided itself on the taste of its tap water, which is filtered naturally through porous volcanic rock. Not only is Hawaiian tap water safe to drink, but it lacks the chlorine taste present in many areas of the United States.
Do you need a car to get around Hawaii? Can you rent bikes? Can you walk? There isn't really any information about that and I'd like to know... 126.96.36.199 13:02, 5 June 2007 (EDT)
Taken from Board of Water Supply Honolulu web site: http://www.boardofwatersupply.com/cssweb/display.cfm?sid=1163
Q: Does the Board of Water Supply treat water?
Yes, the BWS treats water in accordance with all federal and state drinking water regulations. Currently, the BWS treats drinking water with chlorine and in certain areas of Oahu the water is treated with granular activated carbon (GAC).
There are at least three states who have Interstates that are not connected to other states another is Alaska, I am positive there is a third, but can not remember which one. There was a BIG fuss over this non-issue. So, I deleted info on that. Workerbee 14:59, 10 August 2007 (EDT)
We've got two too many right now. Of the remaining red links, I'd keep Waimea Canyon, but I'm unsure of the big island destinations. We need to choose one more red link to keep. Perhaps it would be better to get rid of them all and add a Maui destination? Some volcano? --Peter Talk 23:48, 8 September 2008 (EDT)
Hawaii is current marked as isin Oceania and isin United States of America. Only one of these appears on the breadcrumbs at the top the article, namely the last one listed, which is Oceania. This makes it the only US state that appears this way. I can see the argument for having it in Oceania, it is a Pacific Island after all. However, I do think it is fairly well understood by most travelers that it is a state of the US, and that is where they would expect it to be. Perhaps the person who added this may not have been aware that the breadcrumbs use the last isin listing. It could still be linked from the Oceania article, though. (Apologies for discussing the obscurities of hierarchies, rather than real travel information, but my brain is firmly in hierarchy mode at the moment) --Inas 20:45, 19 November 2008 (EST)
This article seems to have much more information than an outline has. It has information in every section, and it probably deserves to at least be usable or even guide.
These are the statuses of the subregions, cities and other destinations:
For the Hawaii to become a usable guide, how many subarticles have to be usable (how much does "most" mean)? Sumone10154 12:37, 20 January 2011 (EST)