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09/04/2013 08:49 pm ET Updated Sep 19, 2013

What Does Hawaii Mean To You?

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We asked you and you told us. The Tweets, Instagram photos, and Facebook comments came rolling in and one thing became very clear: whether you're a repeat or first-time visitor, or call the islands home, you're certainly passionate about the Aloha state.

Below, check out what Hawaii means to you through photos and sentiments in 140 characters or less.

We'll be posting your contributions every week so keep using #alohahuffpost to tag what Hawaii means to you.

Hawaii means ... "Living My Dream"

Hawaii means ... "Ohana"

Hawaii means ... "Beauty"

Hawaii means ... "Love"

Hawaii means ... "Yum"

Hawaii means ... "Awww"

Hawaii means ... "Fun"

Hawaii means ... "Inspiration"

Hawaii means ... "Adventure!"


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