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Hawaii Driver Attitudes

Hawaii driver attitudes are known for having a slow pace and aloha attitude. By “aloha,” I mean we let people merge in our lanes without attacking them and other things. Slow and Steady Wins the Race As you already know, Hawaii drivers are on the slower scale. Our speed limits reflect these attitudes. The highest

Hawaii Driver Attitudes2019-06-03T08:27:40-10:00

Illegal Fireworks on Oahu

Oahu's partial ban on fireworks prompted a negative response and illegal fireworks on Oahu. Fireworks have long since been a tradition in the islands on holidays like New Year’s Eve. Aerial fireworks and huge amazing spectacular shows of light are on show throughout the islands. However, fireworks were recently banned in 2010, limiting consumers to

Illegal Fireworks on Oahu2019-06-03T08:26:35-10:00

Top 3 reasons why you might think Hawaii locals in Hawaii are rude to you

Why you might think locals in Hawaii are rude to you reason #1: They aren’t as cheerful as the people who picked you up at the airport. The personal hotel chauffeur service that picked you up at the airport were probably the happiest, cheerful people. They brought leis for you and your visiting family members,

Top 3 reasons why you might think Hawaii locals in Hawaii are rude to you2019-02-16T08:26:11-10:00

Top 3 Ways to be Respectful and Accepted by Native Hawaiians

The native Hawaiian community is an exclusive group of locals that are one to be respectful of. It’s important not to cross boundaries or risk discomfort and unpleasant interactions. How to be accepted by native Hawaiians #1: clean up after yourself and have respect for the land Respecting the land (Aina,) is a core part

Top 3 Ways to be Respectful and Accepted by Native Hawaiians2019-01-08T08:23:38-10:00

About Hawaii’s local culture of being humble

Being humble is a big deal in Hawaii. We always look for cues as to whether someone is humble or not. Our local girl Aina writes about various aspects of living in Hawaii that illustrate how humble values express themselves throughout our culture. If you're planning on living in Hawaii, better get to know this

About Hawaii’s local culture of being humble2018-03-26T18:17:30-10:00

Why we love Hawaii’s people

Hawaii's People Hawaii is unlike most other states in that you can’t refer to citizens of Hawaii as “Hawaiians.” It’s simply incorrect. For example, you could call an individual from Nevada a “Nevadan” and that would be correct. However, that’s because a “Nevadan” isn’t representative of an ethnicity. The term “Hawaiian” though refers to the

Why we love Hawaii’s people2019-07-16T17:38:02-10:00

Five secrets about getting along with locals in Hawaii

The locals in Hawaii are very proud of their islands, beaches and culture.  There are several native Hawaiian activist groups leading movements to preserve traditional Hawaiian culture, food and practices. There is tension between the Caucasian and native Hawaiian races in the islands.  It can seem intimidating to approach locals because of this, however there

Five secrets about getting along with locals in Hawaii2019-01-08T08:57:25-10:00

Five ways to show you are clueless about Hawaii culture

There are some obvious signs that some people show when they are clueless about Hawaii’s culture. Although it’s really easy to pick up on the aloha culture from the minute you arrive in our open-aired airports, it can still be difficult to express the aloha culture through your own actions. For example, even though one

Five ways to show you are clueless about Hawaii culture2019-02-16T08:08:29-10:00

Hawaiian lei of Aloha for Orlando victims

49 folks from Maui got together and worked non-stop for 12 hours a day for nearly a week to complete a 49 foot ti leaf lei made of 49 strands to represent the 49 people whose lives were claimed the horrific night of June 12, 2016. “It represents joy, love, and healing and peace, that’s what we’re

Hawaiian lei of Aloha for Orlando victims2016-07-12T22:16:59-10:00

Christmas, New Years, and a Special Project in Waianae

I wanted to wish everyone a great Christmas and New Year holiday - and a fresh start to 2016! I think I'm already off to a good start for this site, we'll see as the year goes on! Ryan O. had a really interesting article about a homeless encampment over on the west side of

Christmas, New Years, and a Special Project in Waianae2017-05-18T20:52:43-10:00