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Top 5 Cultural Differences Between Hawaii and the Mainland

Some of the cultural differences between Hawaii and the mainland may seem apparent but some of them may come as a shock to you. For example, you have probably already heard that driving styles in Hawaii are much slower and relaxed, it’s pretty different from the mainland. You’ve also probably heard about the fact that

Top 5 Cultural Differences Between Hawaii and the Mainland2017-08-16T17:07:16+00:00

Top 5 cultural no-nos in Hawaii

The cultural no-nos in Hawaii encompass the culture's taboos and things that people of the islands frown upon. If you haven’t already learned from this website, Hawaii’s local culture is very different from the mainland’s culture; and just like with any other cultural group, Hawaii has a few top no-nos that are seen as taboo

Top 5 cultural no-nos in Hawaii2017-08-16T16:59:06+00:00

Top 5 Things You Give up in Hawaii

There are things you give up in Hawaii when moving here from the mainland. Hawaii offers a lot of things that the mainland does not, such as sunshine year-round, gorgeous beaches all over the island and a paradise setting. However, there are some things that we can’t offer, that you’ll have to give up if

Top 5 Things You Give up in Hawaii2017-08-26T07:22:48+00:00

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

Flying Cockroaches in Hawaii

If you’re moving here, be prepared for flying cockroaches in Hawaii. The islands are also famous for our big geckos and lizards that seemingly pop up out of nowhere and invade your life, to put it simply. Paradise also has several other critters like centipedes and other lizards, but the flying cockroaches are, in my

Flying Cockroaches in Hawaii2017-08-16T16:42:03+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 Hawaii2017-06-30T20:36:08+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 way2017-05-18T20:52:21+00:00

Best Hawaii dishes and foods

The best Hawaii dishes and food are easy and plentiful to find on island. That’s one of my favorite parts about going home for winter and summer breaks - the food. I try to get a little bit of everything each time I go home and stock up on some of my favorites that I

Best Hawaii dishes and foods2017-05-18T20:52:21+00:00

Popular Hawaii bikini brands

Hawaii is home to some of the most expensive, popular, and skimpy little brazilian bikinis. Some bikinis go for over $100/piece yet they are made of the least amount of clothing so it really doesn’t make any sense. However, despite the high prices and small coverage, they are still a hit in the islands! Every

Popular Hawaii bikini brands2017-05-18T20:52:21+00:00

12 Must Try Foods in Hawaii

Hawaii Food - ONO! You can find most of the food you're used to eating in the mainland US, but there is also an incredible variety of food that you have probably never seen before or even heard of. When I walked through the Chinatown market, or the Filipino market in Waipahu, I was always

12 Must Try Foods in Hawaii2019-01-07T08:13:12+00:00

Hawaii’s Social Environment

  Sure, everyone works in Hawaii. Well, most do. But, even though everyone is working, there is an underlying attitude that life is not about work. The people living in Hawaii understand well that the secret to a happy life is about what you’re doing outside of work. Work-style is a little more laid back.

Hawaii’s Social Environment2017-05-18T20:52:36+00:00