If you haven't gone for a "Poke Bowl" you don't know what you're missing and I highly recommend that (right after you read this) you drop what your're doing and head for the nearest poke bowl shop and start eating! Poke is the Hawaiian term for marinated raw fish (typically but not necessarily Ahi tuna)
About Peter KayI’ve lived Hawaii since the mid ‘80s when I moved here at the age of 21. I arrived site-unseen in Honolulu with zero contacts and about $5k in savings. I worked from nearly zero and today Hawaii has given me the greatest gifts in the world in all aspects: spiritually, financially, romantically (married since early ‘90s w/ 2 children), and most important, peace. My goal with this site is to share the magic of this Land of Aloha and help others who are on a similar quest.
I was fortunate enough to take a trip to the summit of Mauna Kea ("White Mountain") on the Big Island of Hawaii which also happens to be the world's best location for telescopes. I had a special moment of reflection and thought to share it with you here. It's less than two minutes.
I always tell people that while Hawaii is a part of the United States, we're culturally as different as a foreign country. Our local girl Aina wrote up what she thinks are 5 secrets to getting along with locals. Break any of these fundamentals and you flunk, badly! Let us know what you think! Read:
One thing is for sure, living in Hawaii means living the culture in Hawaii and the sooner you embrace it, the better life will be for you for several reasons. First, it's really great! Second, if you don't, life here is going to suck. So might as well get into it. Our local girl Aina
Hawaii's beauty is incredibly deceptive. We typically don't associate beauty with danger. Unfortunately, many people unnecessarily die in Hawaii every year due to drownings and other injuries in the ocean. Don't make the mistake to assume breathtaking beauty is also safe. It's not. Our local girl Aina wrote up the 5 things she thinks about
Being humble is a big deal in Hawaii. We always look for cues as to whether someone is humble or not. Our local girl Aina writes about various aspects of living in Hawaii that illustrate how humble values express themselves throughout our culture. If you're planning on living in Hawaii, better get to know this