Hawaii is indisputably beautiful, but it's also one of the most remote places in the world, making it a touch difficult to experience the HI life.
So, in a pinch, what's a desperate, aloha-seeking soul to do?
After scouring the Interwebs, we've come to the conclusion that GIFs, in all their brief, repetitious glory, provide a perfect glimpse into island life.
Whether it's a couple seconds of surf, a few frames of lush green rainforest, or a timelapsed Hawaiian sunset, the below 17 GIFs capture the essence of Hawaii, transporting you to the middle of the Pacific in no time.
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