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OK, really now, what’s it like living in Hawaii?

Is there segregation in Hawaii?

Segregation in Hawaii: Local Language Local language is a quality of Hawaiian culture that contributes to segregation in the islands. It’s easy to see who is a local based on the language and slang they use. For example, familial terms like “cousin” and “aunty” can describe close friends instead of actual blood-related relatives. Locals use

Is there segregation in Hawaii?2019-02-16T08:25:05-10:00

What’s island life like: plate lunches in Hawaii

For those wondering what's island life like: it's plate lunches in Hawaii! What are plate lunches in Hawaii? Plate lunches are essentially what they sound like. They’re a serving of lunch, usually with some meat, rice, and side dish. They’re really common at local restaurants and their intended purpose is as a to-go meal for

What’s island life like: plate lunches in Hawaii2018-07-16T07:26:25-10:00

Why we love the weather in Hawaii

What about the Weather in Hawaii? If it isn’t obvious already, the weather in Hawaii really is gorgeous. Because of our position near the equator, the average temperature bounces between 75 and 80 year-round. Summer times are moderate when compared to desert environments. The heat in the islands is a humid heat, not an arid

Why we love the weather in Hawaii2019-02-16T08:29:52-10:00

Life in Hawaii – What’s it Like Living Hawaiian Style?

Living life in Hawaii is a dream for a lot of people. Many who can afford a vacation to the Hawaiian islands return home and are a little bit shell-shocked. In a good way. Hawaii is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you're one of those who has visited one of

Life in Hawaii – What’s it Like Living Hawaiian Style?2019-02-25T07:49:52-10:00

Oahu Island Overview: What is Oahu Like?

Oahu is Nice! But, Some Drawbacks...Oahu is incredibly beautiful, and the most visited of all the Hawaiian islands. Oahu also has the most visitors. Can you say crowds? During rush hours the traffic is pretty horrible. The major highways and streets are clogged and it's not advised to be driving around during that time. That

Oahu Island Overview: What is Oahu Like?2019-02-13T07:31:35-10:00

What is an Average Day Like Living in Hawaii?

This is what an average day for me looked like when I lived on Oahu: Background - Location, Building, etc. I had just arrived on Oahu and already had my first IT job. I was making $50K per year, but it felt like nothing. I had some online businesses that were sending money every

What is an Average Day Like Living in Hawaii?2018-12-19T05:53:08-10:00

Questions and Answers from Readers About Hawaii Living

A video question / answer session where I respond directly to inquiries received on my contact form from people considering moving to Hawaii and living on one of the islands. Living in Hawaii Question / Answer Sessions: 1. Retired at 50, Couple Moving from Northeast to Hawaii and Living Small Question: My wife and I

Questions and Answers from Readers About Hawaii Living2017-05-18T20:52:24-10:00

What Will Your Home Be Like in Hawaii?

Fewer Traditional Homes in Hawaii I don't have any data to support this idea, but one need only look at the high cost of living to know apartments, condominiums, and shared houses are the norm on the islands. Space for building traditional 3/2 homes on the islands is at a premium. It’s no wonder then

What Will Your Home Be Like in Hawaii?2019-02-13T07:54:36-10:00

Can You Conceive of the Possibility of Living in Paradise?

I think many of us cannot even conceive of the idea of actually living in Hawaii, living in paradise. I know I certainly couldn't imagine it when I was at Keesler Air Force Base in 1984, having almost finished with "tech school." We had just pulled our first duty station assignments off the board and

Can You Conceive of the Possibility of Living in Paradise?2019-02-16T07:55:45-10:00

Any Viable Alternatives to Living in Hawaii?

Hawaii is, in my own personal (and sometimes humble) opinion, the best place to live on the face of the earth. I say that as a US citizen that grew up on the mainland. Those from another country probably wouldn't say Hawaii is the ultimate place to live, but I started wondering if there were

Any Viable Alternatives to Living in Hawaii?2019-01-28T07:45:44-10:00