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Live eyewitness video from Hawaii shooting and fire

Watch a video recorded at the scene where this terrible event unfolded Normally I don't talk about current news items but this one has to be an exception for several reasons.  Yesterday (Sunday, Jan 19),  I had a close family member text me that she was under lockdown due to an active shooter.  I immediately

Live eyewitness video from Hawaii shooting and fire2020-01-20T08:48:33-10:00

How is the Ocean experience different from a Lake one?

Surfs Up! by Kirt Edblom is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Image may have been resized or cropped from original. We've got a somewhat unique benefit here in that our local girl Aina lives near a lake on the mainland and when she comes home to Hawaii she's near the ocean. If you've

How is the Ocean experience different from a Lake one?2020-01-07T06:32:51-10:00

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?2019-12-24T06:47:49-10:00

What’s Unique about Hawaii’s Culture?

If you ask practically anyone that's either visited or living in Hawaii about what they think is best about this place, you'll almost always get these 3 elements: Beauty, weather, and culture.   We asked our local girl Aina who was born and raised here and now going to college on the mainland what she thinks

What’s Unique about Hawaii’s Culture?2019-12-10T07:30:20-10:00

The Foods in Hawaii that you must try

There are many really unique foods in Hawaii, some of which are a total surprise, like the McDonald's Local Big Breakfast which comes with either spam or Portuguese ham and rice! Every time our local girl Aina comes back home for the holidays, she re-acclimates to awesome local foods.  This time around, she wrote about

The Foods in Hawaii that you must try2019-09-09T08:21:26-10:00

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

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

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

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

We’re changing our site name – now officially LivingInHawaii.com!

We were "aimforawesome.com" on day one. Today, there's no question what this site is all about and our new name precisely reflects it: we are LivingInHawaii.com. The previous site name will continue to work (forever) so there should be zero disruption. Over the coming weeks, we will be following Google best practices to change the

We’re changing our site name – now officially LivingInHawaii.com!2019-08-29T06:22:35-10:00