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 urban!

So we’ve got a lot of people squeezed into a small place. And we’re all looking for new things to do.  So that means special events of nearly any type get really crowded. Some people love crowds (as witnessed by long lines wrapping around the block when a new fast food restaurant opens) and others avoid them.  If you’re the latter, you’ll want to follow our local girl Aina’s tips for some simple ways to avoid the crowds in Hawaii.