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Five biggest problems mainland kids have in Hawaii

Five biggest problems mainland kids have in Hawaii: #1 Knowing which beaches to go to, “the cool Spots.”  The common public beaches in Hawaii are easy to find and access.  Those are usually overcrowded.  Locals know where the private, secret beaches are.  These are the beaches that aren’t on the maps and are accessed through

Five biggest problems mainland kids have in Hawaii2019-01-08T07:58:44-10:00

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

Top 5 Cultural Differences Between Hawaii and the Mainland

Some of the cultural differences between Hawaii and the mainland may seem apparent but some of them may come as a shock to you. For example, you have probably already heard that driving styles in Hawaii are much slower and relaxed, it’s pretty different from the mainland. You’ve also probably heard about the fact that

Top 5 Cultural Differences Between Hawaii and the Mainland2017-08-16T17:07:16-10:00

Top 5 cultural no-nos in Hawaii

The cultural no-nos in Hawaii encompass the culture's taboos and things that people of the islands frown upon. If you haven’t already learned from this website, Hawaii’s local culture is very different from the mainland’s culture; and just like with any other cultural group, Hawaii has a few top no-nos that are seen as taboo

Top 5 cultural no-nos in Hawaii2019-02-12T07:59:10-10:00

Do you do Hula? Wrong question!

If you really want to show respect for Hawaiian culture, appreciating Hula is a great way to go.  The first thing to learn is how to properly phrase the question:  instead of asking "Do you do Hula?" you ask "Do you dance Hula".    Learn more about this beautiful and culturally significant dance from our

Do you do Hula? Wrong question!2017-07-03T20:17:49-10:00

Dress like a local in Hawaii

Hawaiian islanders have a very specific kind of dress code though you may not realize it.  In the business world, you wear brand name "Aloha Shirts" with muted colors, dress slacks, and dress shoes.  Show up to a meeting in a business suit or jeans and slippers and it's a dead giveaway you're clueless. Our

Dress like a local in Hawaii2017-06-30T20:36:08-10:00

What are high schools in Hawaii like for my kids?

High schools in Hawaii are a different experience from the mainland, obviously. I grew up in Hawaii for 18 years and although I’ve never experienced high school on the mainland, I now attend college here and I’ve heard a lot of different things from my friends that all show me how different our high school

What are high schools in Hawaii like for my kids?2017-05-18T20:52:21-10:00

Adjusting to Hawaii culture in the best way

If you're going to live in Hawaii, or should I say “the melting pot,” is a unique place filled with several different cultures, languages and ethnicities and you need to know about adjusting to Hawaii culture if you're going to survive. Hawaii is one of the few states where although you may be a resident

Adjusting to Hawaii culture in the best way2017-05-18T20:52:21-10:00