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The gear you’ll need in Hawaii

Because Hawaii is so expensive, many of us are on minimalist budgets.  That said, there are some things you'll absolutely going

What should you wear in Hawaii?

Hawaii's weather is "summer" all year long.  That said, what should be on your short list of clothing you'll need?  Here's

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Our favorite free things to do in Hawaii

I always said that the best things to do in Hawaii are free.  So what do the locals do here for

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Our favorite paid things to do in Hawaii

While we love the free things, the reality is that not everything is free.  So what kinds of things are worth

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Why are people so nice in Hawaii?

It really is true: people here are very nice. Many will say it reflects the very real Aloha Spirit and that

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What are the biggest cultural differences in Hawaii?

People move back to the mainland for a few key reasons: financial, family, or cultural.  This article deals with the cultural

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What NOT to do in Hawaii

Ask anyone who moved to Hawaii from the mainland (and the longer they've lived in Hawaii, the better their answer will

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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

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If you hate cockroches in Hawaii don’t read this

I asked Aina to write up a piece about cockroaches in Hawaii and I think instead I triggered her deep childhood

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