If you’re like a lot of people it’s great to escape the blizzards of winter and head to Hawaii for Christmas. But if you’re expecting a traditional Christmas once you get there you might want to realign your expectations. Not only will you not find the snowy landscape you’re leaving behind, but chances are you’re not going to find a traditional Santa either. He’ll most likely be wearing a pair of surf shorts and a Hawaiian shirt with nothing on his feet except the sand between his toes! The good news is that you will see a lot of Christmas trees since they are imported from the mainland, Click Here, but a lot of locals prefer instead to just decorate their palm trees, and instead of reindeer on the front lawn you’re likely to see Hawaiian canoes (known as malia) and wave-jumping dolphin. And don’t even think about seeing elves decked out in their North Pole traditional garb of green and red â€“ here you’ll see them dressed a lot like the Hawaiian Santa in aloha shirts and shorts. And should you be hankering for a traditional turkey dinner with mashed potatoes and green bean casserole, you better guess again. You’ll most likely find yourself in the middle of a luau enjoying a succulent kalua roast pig while being entertained by Hawaiian fire dancers! Christmas carols willÂ be sung in Hawaiian and they no doubt will be accompanied by ukuleles. But in the midst of it all you can seek out quiet solace during a spectacular beach sunrise or the shade of a rustling palm to reflect on Christmas in your own personal way. And after that, you can get a weather report from home and hit the beach to work on your tan lines!Â Oh, one last thing, you might want to start practicing saying “melekelikimaka” so you can say Merry Christmas local-style!
When you think of Hawaii, gorgeous sunsets, clear water, and sandy beaches come to mind. However, in the mix with all the beauty and fun on the surface is an educational system that is second to none in the United States. The University of Hawaii system includes several different colleges and universities spread across the Hawaiian islands.
The University of Hawaii system includes a research center, two baccalaureate universities, and seven high quality community colleges. Through an education with the UH system, you can receive anything from a professional or technical certification to an associate’s, Read the rest of this entry »
If you’ve ever been to Hawaii, then you know it truly is paradise. The Hawaiian Islands are made up of six major islands: Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and Hawaii, known as the “Big Island”. Each island offers its own individual beauty and interesting places to explore.
The island of Lanai is the smallest inhabited island and only nine miles from Maui. Travel to Lanai via ferry from Maui on a scenic one hour boat ride or fly into the Lanai airport. Once you arrive at Lania, you won’t see a single traffic light. The island is also known as Read the rest of this entry »
One could say that Hawaii’s “diamond” in the rough is the Diamond Head State Park Trail. It sometimes can get overlooked by those just visiting Hawaii’s natural wonders. Originally constructed as a Fire Control Station, it is now one of the most beautiful hikes that Hawaii has to offer, not just historically, but aesthetically.
The hike in its entirety will take the average hiker about 2 hours. To and from the destination will be a traveling distance of 1.6 miles. In is made up of a steep trail that includes a lighted tunnel as well as stairs throughout Read the rest of this entry »
For those who live in, or are planning a trip to visit Hawaii, making sure to visit all of the great hot spots, tourist attractions, and everything that the island has to offer, is something that a visitor has to consider before making the trip down. There are several places one will want to visit, for this reason, planning out an itinerary, and making sure to stay on track are essential, in order to get the most out of the trip to the gorgeous island, and in order to Read the rest of this entry »
The state of Hawaii is known all over the world as a tropical paradise. And Waikiki is one of Hawaii’s finest areas. Therefore, a stay in Waikiki promises plenty of hot fun in the sun.
Go to the Beach
Waikiki Beach is world famous for its spectacular beauty. It is a place not to be missed. Go for a swim or lay out on the white sandy beach. Participate in surfing or any of the other water sports. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re thinking about making the move to the Big Island you’re going to have to figure out something to do. There’s not a ton of industry here but that doesn’t mean you can’t live a fruitful life with all the delicious Hawaiian meals and HD Cable Hawaii channels you want. Here are some Big Island career ideas:
Become a Tour Guide: Ex-pats make great tour guides here but you may have to wait a year or two to break into this. You can Read the rest of this entry »
When considering moving to Molokai, it is natural to ask what are some fun things to do? The great thing about Molokai is that there is something for everyone in the entire family to do and enjoy themselves. Rather your family is full of active adventure seekers, or a more relaxed group there is no reason to be bored when living on Molokai.
Adventure seekers will find plenty to do each and every single day. The island has Read the rest of this entry »
There are way too many fun things to do on the island of Oahu, Hawaii to write in a short article, but there are a few attractions that stand out other than the obvious beaches.
If you want to learn about Hawaiian culture and animal and plant life, the Bishop Museum is a great place to visit. You will learn how the islands came to be and view many different cultural demonstrations. If you are on Oahu at the right time, their star gazing night is Read the rest of this entry »
There are lots of fun things to do on Kauai. It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, single or looking for family fun. Here are the top 5 things to do on the island for everyone regardless of who you are or what your family status is.
Take a Drive Down 560
Highway 560 is a beautiful, winding coastal highway that follows the North Shore. Ultimately, it comes to an end in a parking lot. From that point you can follow wilderness trails by foot or simply go to the beach. The highway attracts almost a million Read the rest of this entry »