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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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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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What’s the Best Hawaiian Snack?

What’s the Best Hawaiian Snack?

Author’s Note: There is currently a poll to determine the best local snack in Hawaii. Whether you’re a local or you’re a tourist that’s been here before, please vote and let us know what you like to munch on. The poll is located in the right sidebar (mobile users: poll is located at the bottom of the page). If you had a friend coming to Hawaii for just one day and you only had time to get them one local…

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Is The Lava Rock Curse Real?

Is The Lava Rock Curse Real?

In Hawaii, there is a popular belief that people who take a lava rock home from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island will be cursed by the Hawaiian goddess of fire, Pele. According to Hawaiian mythology, Pele lives in the volcano on the Big Island and is an extremely vengeful being. There are also lava rocks mailed to the park office all the time by tourists who claim to have had bad luck after taking lava rocks…

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5 Delicious Spam Recipes

5 Delicious Spam Recipes

Have a lone can of Spam in your pantry? Not sure what to do with it? Here are 5 delicious Spam recipes that I recommend to help you make delicious meals! And for more reading about Spam, be sure to read up on “Why Do Hawaiians Love Spam?” 1. Spam Musubi One does not mention Spam recipes without mentioning the king of them all: the Spam musubi! Spam musubis make a great snack and can be found at almost all…

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