From the moment you land in Hawaii, things just feel different.
While Hawaii has been a state since 1959, it has always been a distinctly exotic destination, unlike anything else in the country and even the world. It's no wonder America fell head over heels in love with the islands.
As the world's most isolated landmass, Hawaii has its own culture, its own timezone, and its own way of doing just about everything.
The idiosyncrasies that make Hawaii so distinct are precisely the reasons we love it so.
Below, just 11 ways Hawaii feels like a foreign country.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story indicated that Hawaii was the only state with more than one official language. It is not.
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