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A lot of common assumptions about Hawaii just aren't true.

19 things people commonly get wrong about Hawaii

Here are some things people commonly think about Hawaii that are not actually true.
The flight between Boston and Honolulu will take at least 10 hours.

Photos show what it’s like flying in the luxurious first-class cabin on the record-breaking nonstop flight from Hawaii to Boston

Hawaiian Air is launching a nonstop flight between Boston and Honolulu, making the 5,095-mile journey the longest regularly scheduled domestic route in US history. The flight will take at least 10 hours and up to 11 hours 50 minutes. First class tickets start around $4,300.
Hurricane Lane, captured by a NOAA satellite.

Hurricane Lane downgraded to Category 3 storm, with potential 129 mile-per-hour winds

The National Weather Service on Thursday evening downgraded Hurricane Lane to a Category 3 storm, meaning it has the potential to bring winds in excess of 129 miles-per-hour and cause severe damage to Hawaii's islands.
A hole, punched through the roof of a tourist boat, is seen, after lava from the Mount Kilauea volcano exploded in the sea off Kapoho, Hawaii.

An explosion from a Hawaii volcano sent a ‘lava bomb’ through the roof of a tourist boat, injuring 23 passengers

Hawaii officials say an explosion from the Kilauea volcano sent lava flying through the roof of a tour boat off the Big Island, injuring at least 23 people.

Here’s why certain sunscreens are so dangerous for coral that Hawaii plans to ban them — and what you should use instead

Hawaii's coral reefs are worth $33.57 billion, according to a study. Hawaiians hope to protect all that value by banning the sale of sunscreens containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, which can kill coral.

Hawaii is about to ban some of the most popular sunscreens because they could be killing off coral reefs

Hawaii is about to become the first US state to ban the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate in sunscreens, because they can bleach and kill corals and mess with their reproductive abilities.

An astounding video of a ‘lava boat’ in Hawaii shows a river of hot lava tearing off a huge chunk of rock

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to erupt. A new video shows a fast-flowing river of lava tearing off a chunk of rock, a phenomenon geologists are calling a "lava boat."

Lava is still tearing through Hawaii as the Kilauea volcano continues to erupt— here’s what it looks like on the ground

The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has been continuously erupting for weeks. These photos show what the situation looks like on the ground.

Hawaii enthusiast and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff spent $7 million to return a war god carving back to the islands

Benioff gave the piece of rare art back to Hawaii — a state and culture which has had a huge impact on his life and the culture at Salesforce.

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is producing eerie blue flames only visible at night, and could cause deadly explosions

Buildups of methane, a by-product from the lava produced by the ongoing volcanic activity at Kilauea, have caused flare-ups of blue light which can only be seen well at night. This is on top of lava engulfing the area near the volcano, and toxic clouds of gas.