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Avoiding crowds and enjoying more of Hawaii

Some types of crowds can be a lot of fun, like rock concerts, midnight shopping sprees, and football games.  Other types of crowds aren't so great.    For many different reasons, certain places and times in Hawaii can get unbearably crowded (that not-so-great kind) which not only creates stress but uses up (some would say

Avoiding crowds and enjoying more of Hawaii2019-09-04T08:27:15-10:00

Living in Hawaii: Can you afford it and is it worth it?

Despite the high expenses, is Hawaii worth it? Some people take decades to realize the answer. I've been thinking about this a lot and I came up with something that's deep and significant that came to me after decades of living here. Hope you enjoy it! You asked: "What is the real cost comparisons between

Living in Hawaii: Can you afford it and is it worth it?2019-11-05T06:47:32-10:00

Are Oahu’s drivers becoming more mainland-like?

Our local girl Aina came home from her mainland college and was "astounded" at a few experiences, including getting flipped off which was a first. Is Oahu changing?  Perhaps.   I still think we drive with much more Aloha than other similarly-dense cities on the mainland yet at the same time, Honolulu is more like a

Are Oahu’s drivers becoming more mainland-like?2019-09-04T08:26:08-10:00

What makes people leave Hawaii?

You asked, and our local girl Aina answers the question: "What makes people leave Hawaii?" On this episode, our local girl Aina whose blog posts you read is my guest in the car and she answers this question. We also talk about what she misses most about Hawaii while living in the mainland. Watch this

What makes people leave Hawaii?2019-08-19T08:37:44-10:00

What do you miss about Hawaii or the mainland?

You asked: "What do you miss about Hawaii?" On this episode, our local girl Aina whose blog posts you read is my guest in the car and she answers this question. We also talk about what she misses most about Hawaii while living in the mainland. Watch this short YouTube for the answer and check

What do you miss about Hawaii or the mainland?2019-10-04T06:52:34-10:00

Discover a local favorite beach: Cromwells

The one beach my daughters and their friends always go to is Cromwells and unless you know exactly where to go, you'll never find it. Cromwells is tucked away in a residential area and you'll need to take a set of not-natural turns to get to the access road.  Now, it pains me to do

Discover a local favorite beach: Cromwells2019-06-11T07:13:59-10:00

What makes the Hawaii lifestyle so good?

You asked: "Why is the lifestyle so good in Hawaii?" and our local girl Aina answers it from her perspective! Watch this short YouTube for the answer and check out this Q&A playlist for lots of other answers. Got a question I haven’t already answered? Send me yours in this form and I might answer

What makes the Hawaii lifestyle so good?2019-08-09T07:56:45-10:00

What’s the hardest thing to adapt to if you’re moving from the mainland?

Amber from Ventura County asked: "What is the hardest thing to adapt to if you're moving from the mainland? " And on this video we have our local girl Aina on camera giving the answer from her perspective! Watch this short YouTube for the answer and check out this Q&A playlist for lots of other

What’s the hardest thing to adapt to if you’re moving from the mainland?2019-08-09T08:11:08-10:00

Can you bring your drone to Hawaii?

Those breathtaking videos you see on YouTube of gorgeous Hawaiian scenery used to get filmed by helicopters but now it's with drones. If you have a drone and are considering bringing it to Hawaii, you'll want to get up to speed on the regulations here as they range from mild to very extreme.  Our local

Can you bring your drone to Hawaii?2019-06-10T08:18:56-10:00

What about Hawaii’s severe weather?

Miss Staci from Alaska asked: "Could you do a few videos on talking about the tropical storms, any flooding, landslides, heavy rains, the wetness of Hawaii and any tsunamis/hurricane storms and the seasons? How often does it rain and how dry is it. The thing that scares me the most is hurricanes, tsunamis and flooding.

What about Hawaii’s severe weather?2019-08-27T06:59:50-10:00