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'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'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 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,

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 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 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

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

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

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?

Great Circle Mapper

What does Hawaii feel like?

To us, it was home and that's why we moved here. But to further answer your question I guess I have to interpret what you mean by

Why did you leave Hawaii?

Although I have not left yet, the reasons are obvious, and I have read, heard, and experienced directly all of the points below.First up is the

What do you love about Hawaii?

I love Hawaii for its pure beauty and distinct geography and culture from other U.S. states. Because of my career, I do a lot of international exploring however Hawaii always remains one of my favorite destinations of all time. It is

What is Hawaii?

Hawaii is a group of islands created by a volcanic hot spot, home to great climactic, biological, and cultural diversity.It was a group of Polynesian chiefdoms until encountered by a British expedition headed by Captain Cook (who was killed by Native Hawaiians). Exposure to firearms soon led

What are unique experiences not to miss in Hawaii?

The amazing experience of snorkeling at night with the Manta rays should not be missed. The best people IMO are Ocean Wings Hawaii, who are recognized experts in Mantas. They take out only a few people at a time, and only after instruction on proper behavior

Why is Hawaii so expensive?

The two main causes are shipping and scarcity of land in a place that a lot of people want to be.Shipping - The main culprit is the Jones Act of 1920 which prevents foreign-flagged ships from carrying cargo between the US mainland

Why is a passport required to travel to Hawaii?

A passport (and possibly a Visa, depending on nationality) is required for travel to Hawaii if a person is traveling from outside the United States. If someone is traveling from one of the other 49 states, they are traveling domestically

Have you retired in Hawaii?

more or less (I still return to help out at my old clinic on the mainland,from time to time, and I teach a few classes here when I feel like it ). most of my friends here, on the big island, Hamakua coast, mainly,

Why is Hawaii so green?

Hawaii gets lots of sunshine. It also gets lots of rain - Kokee on Kauai has been said to have had the greatest amount of annual rainfall measured anywhere in some past years. Each of the islands is volcanic, with height generally

What island in Hawaii should I visit first? Why?

I have been to Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. Maui is fun, touristy but with lots of places to see and things to do. Snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, shopping or just relaxing at the beaches. Because it is such a

Why is Hawaii such a great place to visit?

One of the best!You will feel excited and relaxed at the same time. Beyond the beauty of the place is a special spirit or Mana that most people find is like a secret burst of energy and motivation.Hard to explain until you have experienced it, plus the people are generally warm and friendly in spite of how hard

How do people afford to live in Hawaii?

Aloha!Have a job and be a good employeeShop at Costco/Sam's, Walmart, CVS, Kmart, etcBuy groceries and eat at homeEnjoy all the free outdoor options availableLive on Kauai or the Big Island for less expensive real estate or on any island away from the key tourist

How was Hawaii formed?

Volcanic action. I'm sitting on the side of a volcano now, Hualalai, which is still considered active, last erupting in 1801. It's expected to erupt again in the near future. Big Island has three active volcanoes, one extinct, and one dormant.All the other Hawaiian islands were formed by volcanoes, the oldest in the northwest and progressing southeast over

What is one thing Hawaii lacks?

Hawaii is severely deficient in stress. It's ranked as the most healthful state in the US. Even for the poorest, there is support from family and friends. One of the last bastions of hippie-hood, jungle bunnies get support from commune-like communities, and food banks distribute fresh fruits and veggies to many of the poorer communities. WWOOFies

How long does it take to visit Hawaii?

The flight from the west coast of the US is 5–5.5 hours, depending on winds. About 10–11 hours from the east coast.If you are asking how long you should spend there, that is a different question - you can spend your whole life and not see everything. I recommend, if you can afford it, to

Which places should I visit in Hawaii?

Top 7 Offbeat Spots to Visit in Hawaii!Fairytale-like, something out of a picturesque poster, a paradise on earth – there aren't enough words to describe how beautiful Hawaii is!While you may have heard about the popular places to visit in Hawaii, did you know there were some offbeat spots to visit in Hawaii as well? Hawaii

Which island in Hawaii is the best to visit?

Big Island is one of the most exciting Islands in Hawaii. It is also home to two iconic attractions of Hawaii. Mount Mauna Kea and the perpetually erupting volcano Mount Kilauea.  Helicopter Volcano Tours There are several types of packages on offer depending on time airborne and flight plans. Makalawena

How is lifestyle in Hawaii?

having lived in hawaii for almost 30 years before retiring somewhere else I would say that an entrepreneur can have a great lifestyle in hawaii. If you are wealthy hawaii is probably a great place to have a wonderful lifestyle except

Why is Hawaii called Hawaii?

Because King Kamehameha I (understandably) didn't like the name Captain Cook had given the islands - the

Which Hawaii island should I visit next with kids? I have already visited Big Island and Kauai.

Great choices, my two favorite neighbor islands.It would seem Maui was your next obvious stop. Since you seem to be knocking out the neighbor islands, rather than Oahu. Molokai, and Lanai, both have their own charms, but are far less popular.So if it's a

We're Polynesians moving from Hawaii to Idaho. What can we expect?

Well, you're in for a real treat. There are different attributes to Idaho's geography, but let's say you end up in Boise, or in Ada or Canyon County. You can look forward to four relatively distinct seasons but not huge swings

How old is Hawaii?

Not sure what your question refers to. The Hawaiian Island chain was (and is still being) created by volcanic action. Most volcanoes occur at the intersection of tectonic plates. These volcanoes develop from fractures when two plates move against each other. The Hawaiian Islands are not over the intersection of two tectonic plates. Instead the Hawaiian Islands developed from

What makes Hawaii famous?

Beaches. Beaches with black sand, with green sand, with golden sand. Waikiki, surely one of the most famous beaches in the world. Big waves on the North Shore of O'ahu. Pearl Harbor. Volcanoes, massive but extinct volcanoes on Mau'i, topped with observatories and snow in the winter, and a very active volcano on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Sugar