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About Hawaii’s local culture of being humble

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

About Hawaii’s local culture of being humble2018-03-26T18:17:30-10:00

Five things we like about Honolulu

If you ask a local about the things we like about Honolulu, we'll list really simple things like our Asian food and aloha fridays. Nothing beats spam musubis for lunch!  Aloha Fridays Fridays are revered in Hawaii. Everyone is so excited that it’s Friday, we named it aloha Friday. “Aloha” means love or welcome in

Five things we like about Honolulu2019-02-13T07:49:48-10:00

Why we love Hawaii’s people

Hawaii's People Hawaii is unlike most other states in that you can’t refer to citizens of Hawaii as “Hawaiians.” It’s simply incorrect. For example, you could call an individual from Nevada a “Nevadan” and that would be correct. However, that’s because a “Nevadan” isn’t representative of an ethnicity. The term “Hawaiian” though refers to the

Why we love Hawaii’s people2019-07-16T17:38:02-10:00

Five reasons why Hawaii has a healthy lifestyle

Hawaii’s has a healthy lifestyle throughout the islands.  There are a few components such as our proximity to the ocean (like literally, we’re in the middle of the Pacific,) the warm climate and popular lifestyle activities. Hawaii has a healthy lifestyle #1: Fresh fish Fish Auction@Pier 38 by Chie Gondo is licensed under CC BY-NC

Five reasons why Hawaii has a healthy lifestyle2019-02-12T08:19:29-10:00

How will moving to Hawaii affect your family relationships?

Family is a huge part of everyone's life and moving to Hawaii will have a profound effect on your family relationships. I created this video to show you 5 different ways you will be affected. Let me know what you think and subscribe to the channel!  

How will moving to Hawaii affect your family relationships?2019-02-06T07:34:04-10:00

Five biggest problems mainland kids have in Hawaii

Five biggest problems mainland kids have in Hawaii: #1 Knowing which beaches to go to, “the cool Spots.”  The common public beaches in Hawaii are easy to find and access.  Those are usually overcrowded.  Locals know where the private, secret beaches are.  These are the beaches that aren’t on the maps and are accessed through

Five biggest problems mainland kids have in Hawaii2019-01-08T07:58:44-10:00

Five secrets about getting along with locals in Hawaii

The locals in Hawaii are very proud of their islands, beaches and culture.  There are several native Hawaiian activist groups leading movements to preserve traditional Hawaiian culture, food and practices. There is tension between the Caucasian and native Hawaiian races in the islands.  It can seem intimidating to approach locals because of this, however there

Five secrets about getting along with locals in Hawaii2019-01-08T08:57:25-10:00

Five ways to show you are clueless about Hawaii culture

There are some obvious signs that some people show when they are clueless about Hawaii’s culture. Although it’s really easy to pick up on the aloha culture from the minute you arrive in our open-aired airports, it can still be difficult to express the aloha culture through your own actions. For example, even though one

Five ways to show you are clueless about Hawaii culture2019-02-16T08:08:29-10:00

What will you give up if you move to Hawaii?

You probably already had dreams of what Hawaii offers like gorgeous scenery, sunsets, beaches, pristine tropical waters and perfect weather but are you really prepared for what you have to give up?  Aina was born and raised in Hawaii and also lived on the mainland so her perspective is firsthand.  Make sure you don't treasure

What will you give up if you move to Hawaii?2017-08-16T16:53:12-10:00

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 Mainland2017-08-16T17:07:16-10:00