What is it like to take a ferry from Oahu to Kauai?

The wonderful inter-island ferry that ran briefly between Oahu and Maui was never extended to Kauai because of local opposition by small groups of activists. Some were concerned about an increase on auto traffic, some about marine life. But the true

How safe is Honolulu?

It's pretty safe. I mean locals laugh and joke about how dramatic the police are but honestly they do a really good job of keeping us safe. I mean running a red light could cause 2–4 police to be on your tail. And because of the ‘Aloha Spirit' no one really

What's the dark side of living in Hawaii?

Recent incidents of racial profiling violence being done by Americans new to Hawaii.Illegal activities preying upon the young being done by people from other states who have done their dirt elsewhere and are now moving into Hawaii bringing their filth.Hard drugs still entering Hawaii shores through mules, freight, mail and whatever other

How safe is Honolulu?

It's pretty safe. I mean locals laugh and joke about how dramatic the police are but honestly they do a really good job of keeping us safe. I mean running a red light could cause 2–4 police to be on your tail. And because of the ‘Aloha Spirit' no one really

What's the dark side of living in Hawaii?

Recent incidents of racial profiling violence being done by Americans new to Hawaii.Illegal activities preying upon the young being done by people from other states who have done their dirt elsewhere and are now moving into Hawaii bringing their filth.Hard drugs still entering Hawaii shores through mules, freight, mail and whatever other

What are some life hacks for living cheap on Kauai?

Well, I live on the Big Island but can share some thoughts. One cheap way to live is to become a house-sitter. You can be vetted by various organizations and find jobs all over the island. You usually are required to care for pets and plants and of course, there are rules involved. Many of these house-sitting

What are some life hacks for living cheap on Kauai?

Well, I live on the Big Island but can share some thoughts. One cheap way to live is to become a house-sitter. You can be vetted by various organizations and find jobs all over the island. You usually are required to care for pets and plants and of course, there are rules involved. Many of these house-sitting

What's the dark side of living in Hawaii?

Recent incidents of racial profiling violence being done by Americans new to Hawaii.Illegal activities preying upon the young being done by people from other states who have done their dirt elsewhere and are now moving into Hawaii bringing their filth.Hard drugs still entering Hawaii shores through mules, freight, mail and whatever other

What are some life hacks for living cheap on Kauai?

Well, I live on the Big Island but can share some thoughts. One cheap way to live is to become a house-sitter. You can be vetted by various organizations and find jobs all over the island. You usually are required to care for pets and plants and of course, there are rules involved. Many of these house-sitting

What are some life hacks for living cheap in Honolulu?

Find a friend who is from the island. The people of Kauai are kind and open hearted. Offer to help them ( or their relative ) for being allowed to stay with them while you get your feet on the ground... and of course do a

How safe is Honolulu?

It's pretty safe. I mean locals laugh and joke about how dramatic the police are but honestly they do a really good job of keeping us safe. I mean running a red light could cause 2–4 police to be on your tail. And because of the ‘Aloha Spirit' no one really

Why didn't Japan invade Hawaii instead of attacking Pearl Harbor? Would it not have made more sense for Japan to occupy Hawaii in 1941 instead of just attempting to destroy the Navy docked there?

If the Japanese could have, they would have.Pearl Harbor was the main American base in the Pacific. It had the facilities to repair their damaged ships. It also stored most of the fleet's oil reserves. It had the deep harbor facilities that could accommodate

Does Hawaii typically vote Democrat or Republican? Why?

Hawaii is quite dominantly a Democrat state.  In the 14 presidential elections it has been involved in, 12 Democratic nominees have won the state.  As to why, the people in Hawaii are not majorly religious so there isn't much to appeal to for social conservatives, and also are very ethnically

What is the best time of the year to visit Kauai?

Kauai has two main tourist seasons. They're from mid-December through Easter and from mid-June to Labor Day.The visitor centers are especially crowded in August and during the Christmas holidays. Since there are more tourists at these times there is more demand for rental cars, hotel rooms and

What's the dark side of living in Hawaii?

Recent incidents of racial profiling violence being done by Americans new to Hawaii.Illegal activities preying upon the young being done by people from other states who have done their dirt elsewhere and are now moving into Hawaii bringing their filth.Hard drugs still entering Hawaii shores through mules, freight, mail and whatever other

Does Hawaii typically vote Democrat or Republican? Why?

Hawaii is quite dominantly a Democrat state.  In the 14 presidential elections it has been involved in, 12 Democratic nominees have won the state.  As to why, the people in Hawaii are not majorly religious so there isn't much to appeal to for social conservatives, and also are very ethnically

How many TV shows were shot only in Hawaii?

No Idea. and in fact, I kinda doubt anybody really does - only because TV shows don't generally publicize where they shoot ALL of their material. Smaller production companies will generally shoot everything wherever they're based, but networks usually have setups in multiple locations so I'd imagine they might do pickups or

What was it like to live in Hawaii during the Civil War?

Hawaii was a kingdom in the 1860s. The US was its principle trading partner. But other than a falling off of trade with US, I doubt that the US civil war had much effect on the kingdom.Addendum: Ah. no,

Why is food in Hawaii so expensive?

It really depends upon your perspective. If living in

How to call Hawaii from Australia and vice versa

To call Hawaii from Australia, you would dial0011 (the international access code) followed by 1 (the country code for North America) followed by808 (the area code for Hawaii) and thenthe subscriber's seven digit numberFor example: 0011 1 808 555 1212To call a

Should we do away with the Jones Act so cruise ships going to Hawaii don't have to stop at a foreign port?

No, because allowing an exemption opens the door for other exemptions. The U.S. needs a strong active merchant fleet, as evidenced during the Iraq - Kuwait war when the reserve fleet ships were breaking down all across the ocean. In order for America to be

What is the best meal to eat in Hawaii?

Depending on where you're from and what you're used to, there are two types you should definitely try: Hawaiian food, and Local food.Hawaiian food you should try, like the original Hawaiians ate: poi, lau lau, octopus or chicken cooked with coconut milk and taro leaves (I don't know

What is the best restaurant in Hawaii, and why?

Unfortunately .... there is no answer to this question - or at least a comprehensive answer would simply take too long...Why?Because

Why are pitbulls so popular in Hawaii?

If you spend any time in Hawaii away from the usual touristy places and talk to the locals about what they like to do, one thing you might hear is how often they love hunting feral pigs. Feral pigs are the big game

How to call Hawaii from Australia and vice versa

To call Hawaii from Australia, you would dial0011 (the international access code) followed by 1 (the country code for North America) followed by808 (the area code for Hawaii) and thenthe subscriber's seven digit numberFor example: 0011 1 808 555 1212To call a

Should we do away with the Jones Act so cruise ships going to Hawaii don't have to stop at a foreign port?

No, because allowing an exemption opens the door for other exemptions. The U.S. needs a strong active merchant fleet, as evidenced during the Iraq - Kuwait war when the reserve fleet ships were breaking down all across the ocean. In order for America to be

What is the best meal to eat in Hawaii?

Depending on where you're from and what you're used to, there are two types you should definitely try: Hawaiian food, and Local food.Hawaiian food you should try, like the original Hawaiians ate: poi, lau lau, octopus or chicken cooked with coconut milk and taro leaves (I don't know

What is the best restaurant in Hawaii, and why?

Unfortunately .... there is no answer to this question - or at least a comprehensive answer would simply take too long...Why?Because

Why are pitbulls so popular in Hawaii?

If you spend any time in Hawaii away from the usual touristy places and talk to the locals about what they like to do, one thing you might hear is how often they love hunting feral pigs. Feral pigs are the big game

Where is your dream home in Hawaii?

Vagabonds House.When I have a house . . . as I sometime may . . .I'll suit my fancy in every way.I'll fill it with things that have caught my eyeIn drifting from Iceland to Molokai.It won't be correct or in period style,But .

What can you tell me about visiting Hawaii?

Choose 1 island to visit if you're Only staying 1–2 weeks. Each island is different and it takes a few days to get into the rhythm of the island. Do some research on various sites to get an idea of activities available

When is the best time of year to visit Hawaii and why?

I'm assuming this is for a vacation?  I'll answer indirectly by suggesting when are the worst times to visit (financially, at least).  Essentially, big vacation times: summer (particularly August), mid-December till early January, and March (spring break).  If budget is an issue, I would try to avoid the wedding, college students, and vacationing rushes.September

What should I keep in mind when visiting Hawaii?

First trip, stick to O'ahu. There is easily enough on this one island to keep you entertained for at least a non-stop week.Oahu has hellasuous traffic issues. Plan to stay off the road during commute times (6am -9am) and (2pm -7pm). Note that there is a huge bottleneck going from the burbs where the

When is the best time to visit Hawaii and which island/places are suggested to visit there?

There is no bad time to visit Hawaii.  Certain times of the year may be better for particular interests - winter for big surf on the north shore of Oahu, spring for the Merrie Monarch hula festival and competition in Hilo, or whatever.  In-season local tropical fruits also

What is Hawaii like?

Hawaii is like a foreign country. It is like when you went to college and you meet people who are from other states or countries. The people don't look like you, act like you, or think like you. If you decide to socialize, it will be a game of 50 questions. Everybody in Hawaii is unique.

How is Hawaii volcanic?

Hawaii is volcanic in the sense that it formed because of volcanic activity. It continues to form for the same reason - shield volcanoes produce lava flows that cool and become part of the island. It's the one place on Earth where you can see the super-runny lava flows that

Have you ever encountered a shark in Hawaii?

Yes, it is well known that sharks come closer to the shore when the water is murky and cloudy. Some say the sharks cannot

Should I travel to Hawaii?

Hawaii is a wonderful place to vacation. The main drawback is that it's hard to leave!The best time to go is during the North American winter. Hawaii is comfortably warm. It's humid enough to give visitors a cure from indoor heated air - without being oppressive. The ocean breezes are great moderators.We've been three times. We

How patriotic is Hawaii?

Having lived in Hawai'i I think you overstate the point quite a bit. The Hawaiians are extremely proud of their culture, and in the school I went to Hawaiian cultural immersion is a mandatory part of the curriculum. But bitterness and anger are contrary to

Why is Hawaii so humid?

It is not! Tradewinds help a lot. We live on

Why is Hawaii a continent?

It's actually a bunch of islands. The US state of Hawaii consists of 130 small islands and islets in addition to the 7 major, populated islands. Hawaiian Islands.It is not a geographic continent. The islands are volcanic in origin and were all created by

Where is Hawaii?

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