Capturing Hawaii’s sense of “aloha,” sharing it with others while on the island, and bringing it back home with you is a great way to earn the locals' respect. Pay a meal forward for another traveler or local family, offer a genuine smile as you greet someone, and treat the Hawaiian aina (land) and culture respectfully. A bit of cultural awareness will encourage friendships among fellow travelers and locals. When you're planning your trip, remember that the island is large and offers much to explore. Tourists often over-plan their stay and end up disappointed when they don't accomplish everything. Plan just one or two experiences each day, and give yourself the flexibility to discover something unexpected or rest for an afternoon.