Do you visit the United States when you visit Hawaii?
June 1, 2010 10:48 PM Subscribe
Broadly speaking (internationally) is Hawaii synonymous with the United States of America?
posted by unmake to Travel & Transportation around Hawaii (32 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
To elaborate, I wonder if it is more commonly thought of in the context of other island states or nations, or as a constituent part of the United States.
In the lower 48, any state can be left by driving a few hours; a visitor can have a totally different experience in California than they would in Arizona. There must be in implicit awareness that one is in the United States
. But Hawaii is isolated. Are world travelers more apt to think of it as something akin to Saint Pierre et Miquelon
(part of France, but decidedly not France), or Alaska?