How to Not Get Bored in Hawaii Tip #1: Try Different Water Sports I always encourage people to try different water sports and activities at the beach rather than just sitting at the beach. That can get boring and redundant. This is why I encourage people to try surfing, body surfing, kayaking, stand up paddling,
Hawaii is truly an amazing, magical place. I was lucky to grow up there as a kid. It’s warm, safe and offers exotic scenery and activities. However, paradise comes with a cost. It’s expensive, small and a radically different lifestyle than what you grew up with if you were born and raised on the mainland.
How to afford cost of living in Hawaii #1: Simple Lifestyles Locals in Hawaii live very simple lives. People don’t own “toys” like recreational vehicles or ATVs. No one has a boat, unless they are a fisherman for a living. It’s things like this that Hawaii residents do to afford the high cost of living.
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,
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
Segregation in Hawaii: Local Language Local language is a quality of Hawaiian culture that contributes to segregation in the islands. It’s easy to see who is a local based on the language and slang they use. For example, familial terms like “cousin” and “aunty” can describe close friends instead of actual blood-related relatives. Locals use
Spring forward, fall back doesn't apply because we don't have daylight savings time in Hawaii The motto, “spring forward, fall back” in reference to Daylight Savings Time in Hawaii (DST) doesn’t apply to the islands. Daylight Savings Time doesn’t apply to the islands. We don’t lose or gain an hour on the fall and spring equinoxes.
For those wondering what's island life like: it's plate lunches in Hawaii! What are plate lunches in Hawaii? Plate lunches are essentially what they sound like. They’re a serving of lunch, usually with some meat, rice, and side dish. They’re really common at local restaurants and their intended purpose is as a to-go meal for
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
One of Hawaii's most amazing features that you will never "see" is the strong sense of spirit that pervades this place. Here are some components that make up the spiritual side of Hawaii that we love so much. The spiritual side of Hawaii is in the Aloha Spirit The phrase aloha spirit can describe the
If you ask a local about the things we like about Honolulu, we'll list really simple things like our Asian food and aloha fridays. Nothing beats spam musubis for lunch! Aloha Fridays Fridays are revered in Hawaii. Everyone is so excited that it’s Friday, we named it aloha Friday. “Aloha” means love or welcome in
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