A Guide to Paradise – The Hawaiian Islands
“The ancient Hawaiians were not inventive. They did not seek new tools or new weapons…but they were imaginative and told many a wonderful tale of gods and goblins and men.” W.D. Westervelt (1913)
When a place becomes as popular as the Hawaiian islands, there is usually something other than mere natural beauty to explain the reasons why, an elusive quality, a combination of scents, sights and emotions that make people feel like they might actually be walking on paradise on Earth.
In the case of Hawaii, this can be attributed to the combination of Polynesian culture, a welcoming and spiritual people, beautiful music, and breathtaking natural beauty aided by a fabulous climate and, as Westervelt said, after compiling many beautiful Hawaiian legends, a great imagination.
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