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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

Breakfast in Hawaii and our favorites on Oahu

Breakfast foods are my personal favorite and there's just something really endearing about that first meal of the day coupled with a hot cup of strong coffee.  So now the only question is: where do you go?  Our local girl Aina wrote up a collection of her favorite breakfast places on Oahu and she also

Breakfast in Hawaii and our favorites on Oahu2019-06-03T07:44:13-10:00

How to ruin your Hawaii visit with sunburn

When I first came to Hawaii, I went surfing without sunscreen on my backside and the result was 2nd degree burns on the backs of my legs and then 2 days in the hotel room, unable to walk.  You can almost always identify visitors by their burned red skin. For many,  Hawaii is the first

How to ruin your Hawaii visit with sunburn2019-06-03T07:40:09-10:00

How to Drive with Aloha when in Hawaii

You can tell a lot about a society's cultural values by how people drive and if you've traveled to different parts of the world (or the USA for that matter) you can see a huge difference between, say, New York City and Reno, Nevada. Hawaii also has it's own driving style and if you come

How to Drive with Aloha when in Hawaii2019-06-03T08:18:25-10:00

Fireworks on Oahu: illegal but still popular

With Independence Day (July 4) coming up, visitors not familiar with Hawaii's culture and history might not quite understand whether fireworks are illegal or not.  On one hand, they are illegal.  On the other hand, by what one sees and hears at night, those laws don't seem to be observed.  While July 4 is the

Fireworks on Oahu: illegal but still popular2019-06-03T08:22:10-10:00

New things to do on the Makapuu Lighthouse Hike

The Makapuu Lighthouse hike is one of the most popular activities on Oahu and with good reason.  It's so easy to do, well-paved, good parking, and breathtaking views. If you haven't done it yet, it's another one of those must-do kind of things.  Now if you've already done the hike, we're going to give you

New things to do on the Makapuu Lighthouse Hike2019-04-08T07:37:19-10:00

Why the Diamond Head hike is a must-do

Hawaii has wide range of hikes on both the natural diversity (mountain, jungle, waterfall) and difficulty scales and so there really is something for everyone. If you've been to Hawaii and haven't gone on any kind of hike, you've really missed out on a great way to experience the islands. If you're going to be

Why the Diamond Head hike is a must-do2019-04-08T07:22:08-10:00

How do you deal with crowds in Hawaii?

Because Hawaii has very little developed land and a relatively high population, it means we're all pretty densely packed together. The most urban island of Oahu has about 25% of its land mass classified as urban while the the rest is split between conservation and agricultural.  Statewide, only 5% of the land is classified as

How do you deal with crowds in Hawaii?2019-03-12T10:18:28-10:00