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New things to do on the Makapuu Lighthouse Hike

The Makapuu Lighthouse hike is one of the most popular activities on Oahu and with good reason.  It's so easy to do, well-paved, good parking, and breathtaking views. If you haven't done it yet, it's another one of those must-do kind of things.  Now if you've already done the hike, we're going to give you

New things to do on the Makapuu Lighthouse Hike2019-04-08T07:37:19-10:00

Why the Diamond Head hike is a must-do

Hawaii has wide range of hikes on both the natural diversity (mountain, jungle, waterfall) and difficulty scales and so there really is something for everyone. If you've been to Hawaii and haven't gone on any kind of hike, you've really missed out on a great way to experience the islands. If you're going to be

Why the Diamond Head hike is a must-do2019-04-08T07:22:08-10:00

How do you deal with crowds in Hawaii?

Because Hawaii has very little developed land and a relatively high population, it means we're all pretty densely packed together. The most urban island of Oahu has about 25% of its land mass classified as urban while the the rest is split between conservation and agricultural.  Statewide, only 5% of the land is classified as

How do you deal with crowds in Hawaii?2019-03-12T10:18:28-10:00

How on earth can you afford living in Hawaii?

For most people vacationing in Hawaii, all it takes is one trip to the grocery store or a quick scan of the real estate classifieds to get hit with extreme sticker shock.  Yes, not only is it super expensive to live here, but most jobs pay significantly less than their mainland counterparts.  So the inevitable

How on earth can you afford living in Hawaii?2019-03-01T07:38:00-10:00

The antidote for Island Fever and boredom

Island Fever is the term many use for an insatiable desire to "get off the rock".  Personally, I've never had it.  In fact, I'd say I have the exact opposite "Island Glue" (my term) which is to say I don't want to go anywhere off the island! That said, while you might not get Island

The antidote for Island Fever and boredom2019-02-28T07:31:44-10:00

Is Hawaii right for you? Are you sure? Maybe not!

According to some reports, more people move out rather than move in to Hawaii each year.  It's easy to fall in love with Hawaii, but for many it's more of a one-night stand than a long term relationship.  Our local girl Aina gives you 3 reasons why it may not be for you. Read: "Top

Is Hawaii right for you? Are you sure? Maybe not!2019-01-29T08:03:18-10:00

You asked: How do normal people afford the cost of living?

Hawaii's un-affordability is surely the biggest obstacle for most people that want to live here and trust me, it's a much bigger problem for those are actually living here. It's a big topic with many dimensions so we'd answer one of your questions and with 3 simple ways the locals try to offset one of

You asked: How do normal people afford the cost of living?2019-01-22T07:07:25-10:00

You asked: Are all the locals rude and hateful to people from the lower 48?

I love getting your questions like this one from a subscriber that filled out our content survey form: Are all the locals rude and hateful to people from the lower 48? I've had some negative experiences that have decreased my interest in relocating there. The simple quick answer is "No, not all".  It's almost like

You asked: Are all the locals rude and hateful to people from the lower 48?2018-11-26T07:14:59-10:00

You asked: Is there segregation in Hawaii? MUST READ

Once in a great while you get an accidental gem of an article and this is definitely one of them.  It all started with this question from one of our subscribers via our content survey: Is there segregation in Hawaii? So I handed this over to our local girl Aina and her article is more

You asked: Is there segregation in Hawaii? MUST READ2019-01-15T07:15:21-10:00

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.2018-10-16T08:30:29-10:00