There’s no question that there are significant differences between Hawaii and the mainland. The bright sun and outdoor lifestyle is prevalent throughout the islands, especially because beautiful weather is present all year-round. People are different in both places and common courtesies also vary between the two areas. In addition to all of that, the cuisine is especially different between the two. Good, authentic Hawaiian food is difficult to find on the mainland. The closest I’ve gotten to Hawaiian food is L&L, but that’s still nothing compared to Ono’s and Foodland’s poke. All of these variables contribute to why Hawaii and the mainland are so different from each other. However, there is one thing that I find to be the most prominent difference between Hawaii and the mainland.