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Do you do Hula? Wrong question!

If you really want to show respect for Hawaiian culture, appreciating Hula is a great way to go.  The first thing to learn is how to properly phrase the question:  instead of asking "Do you do Hula?" you ask "Do you dance Hula".    Learn more about this beautiful and culturally significant dance from our

Do you do Hula? Wrong question! 2017-07-03T20:17:49+00:00

Is Hawaii expensive?

“I heard milk is like $5/gallon. That’s ridiculous, how do you guys deal with that; Is Hawaii expensive?” is a question I get asked a lot. People make a big deal about milk being $5 gallon in conversations with me after they find out I grew up in Hawaii. However, if you consider what you’re

Is Hawaii expensive? 2017-07-24T18:05:20+00:00

Dress like a local in Hawaii

Hawaiian islanders have a very specific kind of dress code though you may not realize it.  In the business world, you wear brand name "Aloha Shirts" with muted colors, dress slacks, and dress shoes.  Show up to a meeting in a business suit or jeans and slippers and it's a dead giveaway you're clueless. Our

Dress like a local in Hawaii 2017-06-30T20:36:08+00:00

Driving in Hawaii, what every newcomer needs to know

Driving in Hawaii is a very different experienced compared to driving anywhere else (in the world.) Hawaii has such low speed limits yet its drivers drive excessively over the limit. For example, a limit on one of our main freeways (The H1) is 55 and even 50 at some points, however people drive at 65 most

Driving in Hawaii, what every newcomer needs to know 2017-05-18T20:52:21+00:00

Adjusting to Hawaii culture in the best way

If you're going to live in Hawaii, or should I say “the melting pot,” is a unique place filled with several different cultures, languages and ethnicities and you need to know about adjusting to Hawaii culture if you're going to survive. Hawaii is one of the few states where although you may be a resident

Adjusting to Hawaii culture in the best way 2017-05-18T20:52:21+00:00