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Our 4 Favorite East Oahu Neighborhoods

Our Favorite East Oahu Neighborhood #1: Hawaii Kai Hawaii Kai is a residential area with many homes, townhomes and some condominium buildings.  Although there are some high rises in this area, it’s not like the Waikiki area or your typical urban neighborhood. Hawaii Kai is home to young families, and retirement age groups.  There are

Our 4 Favorite East Oahu Neighborhoods2019-02-28T07:49:58-10:00

Top 3 Reasons Why Hawaii is Not for Everyone

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.

Top 3 Reasons Why Hawaii is Not for Everyone2019-01-29T08:25:26-10:00

What is Christmas like in Hawaii?

If you live in a place where you not only dream of a White Christmas but usually get one, you might wonder: What is Christmas like in Hawaii?  In some ways it's really different and in other ways it's really similar. What is Christmas like in Hawaii: surfing on Christmas day Just the other day

What is Christmas like in Hawaii?2018-12-26T09:04:53-10:00

Top 3 ways Hawaii residents afford the high cost of living

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.

Top 3 ways Hawaii residents afford the high cost of living2019-02-06T08:17:47-10:00

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

Is there segregation in Hawaii?

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

Is there segregation in Hawaii?2019-02-16T08:25:05-10:00

How grocery shopping in Hawaii is different than what you’re used to

The rumors are true - grocery shopping in Hawaii will shock you. You'll want to buy different things and you’ll notice a change in your grocery costs when you move to the islands. I remember this when I was grocery shopping at home, after not having been home for a year, and was shocked by

How grocery shopping in Hawaii is different than what you’re used to2019-02-12T08:08:01-10:00

What’s island life like: plate lunches in Hawaii

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

What’s island life like: plate lunches in Hawaii2018-07-16T07:26:25-10:00

Why we love the weather in Hawaii

What about the Weather in Hawaii? If it isn’t obvious already, the weather in Hawaii really is gorgeous. Because of our position near the equator, the average temperature bounces between 75 and 80 year-round. Summer times are moderate when compared to desert environments. The heat in the islands is a humid heat, not an arid

Why we love the weather in Hawaii2019-02-16T08:29:52-10:00

Our favorite places to visit in Hawaii

Some of our favorite places to visit in Hawaii offer a variety of scenery like long beautiful drives and beautiful shorelines. There’s so many gorgeous views that you can admire with your windows rolled down. The North Shore of Oahu Hawaii by Brent is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Image may have been resized

Our favorite places to visit in Hawaii2019-02-12T08:04:00-10:00

How will moving to Hawaii affect your family relationships?

Family is a huge part of everyone's life and moving to Hawaii will have a profound effect on your family relationships. I created this video to show you 5 different ways you will be affected. Let me know what you think and subscribe to the channel!  

How will moving to Hawaii affect your family relationships?2019-02-06T07:34:04-10:00