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What’s the best transportation method in Honolulu / Oahu?

What’s the best transportation method in Honolulu / Oahu?

Honolulu, Hawaii is a big tourist attraction. It is also the biggest city in Hawaii, so transportation options are fairly decent. Here are my opinions on the different transportation methods available to you.   1. Uber Before I mention any other transportation methods, I need to express my love of Uber, the ride-share company. If you don’t know what it is, it’s a taxi-alternative that hires regular people to use their own cars to give people rides. It sounds strange, but many…

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Why is Hawaii so Diverse?

Why is Hawaii so Diverse?

Hawaii. The 50th state. A group of islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. My home. And also… a VERY diverse place. As an American, I grew up watching a lot of American sitcoms. Family Matters, Full House, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. It was funny though — because the demographics of these people on TV did not reflect what I saw everyday in Hawaii. Hawaii is one, big mixed plate If you’ve vacationed in Hawaii ever, you may have…

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Best Hotels in Hawaii: A Local’s Opinion

Best Hotels in Hawaii: A Local’s Opinion

In an old post, I had talked about how to vacation in Hawaii for cheap by staying at places like hotel condos, bed and breakfast inns, or by just couch surfing. Today, we’ll be looking at the opposite end of the spectrum — what the best Hawaii hotels are. These places are much nicer, more resort-type, have more amenities, and are great choices for special occasions, such as a honeymoon. Hilton Hawaiian Village: a great resort to stay at for…

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Underwater Camera Reviews: GoPro Hero3

Underwater Camera Reviews: GoPro Hero3

Looking for a waterproof camera to use for underwater activities and water sports? Then look no further than the GoPro Hero3. Underwater Camera Reviews: What is GoPro? In short: Durable, mountable, action cameras. GoPro is a company that has creates cameras for taking pictures and video for people in an active lifestyle. The cameras are small, mountable, and have a wider view lens to capture the most area. Because of this, GoPros are often synonymous with extreme activities like surfing,…

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How to Rent a Car Cheap in Hawaii

How to Rent a Car Cheap in Hawaii

This is part 2 of my series on renting cars in Hawaii. I also suggest you read part 1: “My Experience Renting a Car”. I’m a big cheapskate. I love saving money. Everything I buy or spend time on, I like to shop around and see the different options available. And when I find something that saves me a lot of money, I get a giddy feeling inside of me. Renting a car was no different – I had to…

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My Experience Renting a Car in Hawaii

My Experience Renting a Car in Hawaii

My motorcycle broke down last month. I was sad. In the meantime, I had to still keep meeting clients and going to networking events. I was doing it on The Bus, even though everyone knows that I hate The Bus in Hawaii. At one point, I had too many things to do and The Bus was too inconvenient for me to run all my errands. It was at this point that I decided to rent a car. I’ve never rented a car…

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Food in Hawaii: 5 Local Favorites!

Food in Hawaii: 5 Local Favorites!

So you’ve landed in Hawaii. If you look around, you’ll see a burgers joints, pizza places, and a PF Changs. What if you want to try something different? Perhaps local favorites? Here are some great foods in Hawaii and instructions on where you can find them. A Quick Note about Food in Hawaii Because of the large influx of immigrant workers that came to Hawaii to work during the sugar cane industry boom, there has been a tremendous influence on…

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How is the weather in Hawaii?

How is the weather in Hawaii?

Planning a trip to Hawaii? Know that it’s not always sunny in Honolulu. Despite Hawaii having a tropical climate, there are lots of instances where weather is less-than-ideal for your next vacation.   Weather in Hawaii: a local’s perspective When people think of Hawaii, rainbows and sunny skies comes to mind. There is plenty of that, but there are also times when we have awful weather here. Since most of the activities in Hawaii are outdoors, it’s important to check the…

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3 Things I Learned From Watching Hawaii Five-0

3 Things I Learned From Watching Hawaii Five-0

I’ve been living in Hawaii since I was 5 years old. I thought I knew everything about these islands. But then I watched Hawaii Five-0 for the first time and I realized that I know so little about my home. Here are 3 things that I learned from watching Hawaii Five-0. 1. When someone drops in on your wave, you should punch their face. There are unwritten rules of surfing that every surfer should follow. One is to never “drop in”…

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