Before You Move To Hawaii, Answer These Questions

Before You Move To Hawaii, Answer These Questions

If living in Hawaii is currently your dream rather than your reality, you’re certainly not alone. And if your dream is anything like mine was, it includes year-round sunshine, going to the beach after work, living in shorts and flip-flops, … Read More

Hawaiian Words Every New Resident Should Know

35 Hawaiian Words Every New Resident Should Know

Thanks to Hawaii’s long history of immigration and ethnic diversity, its residents speak a unique form of English. You’ll hear words borrowed from Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, and other languages. But the most prevalent non-English words you’ll hear are from the … Read More

Feeling Like You’re On Vacation…At Home

Freelance writer Jill Robinson just wrote a post for Vagabonding’s travel blog (thanks for the link, Jill!) titled “Loving Where You Live,” which offers another reason for moving to Hawaii that I hadn’t really thought much about before: to feel … Read More

Try Living In Hawaii For A Week

Try Living In Hawaii For A Week

So you’ve already thought carefully about the impact a move to Hawaii would have on your family, and you’re OK with any sacrifices you’ll have to make. And you’ve done some research on the different Hawaiian Islands and narrowed it … Read More

Which Hawaiian Island Should You Move To

Which Hawaiian Island Should You Move To?

Deciding on which of the six major islands in Hawaii to call home is a nice problem to have. They are all beautiful and have something to offer their residents. But each island has its downside, too. For example: Oahu … Read More

Choosing A Neighborhood In Hawaii

Choosing A Neighborhood In Hawaii

(Note: If this article looks familiar, it’s because it was originally published in my newsletter. I have since changed the format of my newsletter and have moved all articles previously published under the old format to my blog, where they … Read More

Women: Dress For Success In Hawaii

Today I had an interview with the APEC hosting committee, to work as a volunteer at the upcoming APEC  summit in Honolulu. It was an easy interview and lasted only about 5 minutes, but I spent hours preparing for it. … Read More

Men Dress For Success In Hawaii

Men: Dress For Success In Hawaii

A few days ago, I wrote about the vaguely defined “business casual” dress code for women in Hawaii. After doing some research on behalf of my male readers, I’m happy to report that business-attire guidelines for men in Hawaii are … Read More

Hawaii Movie & TV Premieres Of Local Interest

I don’t usually write about Hawaii’s entertainment scene, because there are several other sites that already do a great job covering that. But I think these movie and TV premiere screenings would be of interest to new Hawaii residents, or … Read More

Foods Found In Hawaii

Foods Found In Hawaii

I’ve got a hankering for another word list. This time, let’s make a list of Hawaii foods. Notice I didn’t say “Hawaiian” foods, because not all the foods on this list are part of the traditonal, Native Hawaiian luau (although … Read More

13 Mobile Apps & Web Apps For Hawaii Living

The City & County of Honolulu has a new webpage, Can-Do Honolulu, which includes a directory of mobile and Web-based apps that provide useful information if you live (or want to live) in Hawaii. And they’re all free! The apps … Read More

Hawaiian Pidgin & Slang

The official languages of the state of Hawaii are English and Hawaiian. But there’s also a third unofficial language, which is spoken by many locals in everyday conversation: Hawaii Pidgin English. Hawaiian Pidgin has evolved from the old plantation days, … Read More