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You asked: How to be respectful and accepted by native Hawaiians.

This great question came from another one of our subscribers via our content survey: How to be respectful and accepted by native Hawaiians? No matter where you go in the world, it's always a good idea to respect the local culture and Hawaii is no different. I can understand though how this might take a

You asked: How to be respectful and accepted by native Hawaiians.2018-10-16T08:30:29+00:00

How are Hawaii water sports different from mainland lake water sports?

Our local girl Aina has been going to college on the mainland for a few years now so she's developed a pretty interesting perspective on differences between Hawaii and mainland life which is why we're so lucky to have here on the team.  Being raised in Hawaii around the water and a very short walk

How are Hawaii water sports different from mainland lake water sports?2018-10-08T07:36:28+00:00

You asked: Would Oahu be the ideal location for me?

One of our newsletter subscribers sent in a question: Coming from an area that is 30 minutes from mountains and 30 minutes from a small city, would Oahu be the ideal location to live? Which is one we felt particularly well-qualified to answer.  Our local girl Aina gives her perspective as to why that's true.

You asked: Would Oahu be the ideal location for me?2018-09-24T08:31:27+00:00

Three guilty pleasures of living in Hawaii

Many Hawaiian Islanders have what I call a "passive schadenfreude" which is to say we take pleasure in knowing we live in the greatest place on earth while others don't.  It's kinda like a local version of the the social media "I'm-here-having-this-great-time-and-you're-not" photo game that people play. Our local girl Aina wrote up 3 of the

Three guilty pleasures of living in Hawaii2018-09-07T12:27:51+00:00

Hawaii’s great weather – what does it really mean?

Yes, of course Hawaii has the best weather in the world.  OK, we got that.  But what does that really mean? How does that affect your daily life?  We put together this article to give you some day-in-the-life practical reasons why we just can't get enough of Hawaii's perfect weather. Read: "Why we love the

Hawaii’s great weather – what does it really mean?2018-07-30T07:04:59+00:00

Don’t be fooled: Honolulu is awesome!

If you've never been to Hawaii there's a good chance you've been led to believe that Honolulu is either too "touristy" or crowded or expensive.  Well, while it is touristy, crowded, and expensive, so are the other islands.  Don't get me wrong, each island has remote areas with wide open spaces that are neither touristy nor

Don’t be fooled: Honolulu is awesome!2018-07-16T09:10:51+00:00

What’s the time difference between you and Hawaii – well it depends…

Whatever your time zone, in the winter months you're one hour closer to Hawaii and that's because we don't follow daylight savings time.  Why is that?  Our local girl Aina spells it out and it's pretty interesting. Read: "Does Hawaii have Daylight Savings Time?" now

What’s the time difference between you and Hawaii – well it depends…2018-07-16T08:29:27+00:00

Make your first meal in Hawaii a plate lunch

I remember discovering plate lunches after I first moved here in the 80s and immediately started gaining weight after partaking.  These plate lunches seemed to be designed for big construction workers that needed thousands of calories to do their job, not a computer deskworker like me.  But regardless, if you really want a true taste

Make your first meal in Hawaii a plate lunch2018-07-16T08:06:20+00:00