Bishop Museum vs. Iolani Palace

Bishop Museum vs. Iolani Palace

Why not both? You’re probably thinking to yourself. Well, I’ve seen both places inside and out. I can tell you right now, if you’re thinking of spending a short time on Oahu (like two weeks or less) and especially on a budget I suggest you either go to Bishop Museum or Iolani Palace. They’re very […]

30 Cheap Things To Do On O’ahu

30 Cheap Things To Do On O’ahu

The island of O’ahu is probably the most famous of the Hawaiian islands to visit, mostly because of Honolulu and Waikiki beach. It’s nickname is “the gathering place” and isn’t that the truth! People of every ethnicity have come from around the world to live, work, and vacation on O’ahu for generations now. Ever wondered […]

7 Things to Expect at the Polynesian Cultural Center

7 Things to Expect at the Polynesian Cultural Center

The Polynesian Cultural Center hosts 6 island nations of Polynesia (there are actually many, many more than this). The ones featured are Hawai’i, Tahiti, Tonga, New Zealand, Samoa, and Fiji. Did you know Hawai’i has a sizable Mormon population? Back in 1963 a Mormon man named Howard Hunter decided to build the Polynesian Cultural Center […]

12 Things to Know Before Going to O’ahu

12 Things to Know Before Going to O’ahu

There are so many articles of things to know about moving to Hawai’i, or visiting Honolulu. For me some were true, others weren’t, and many are straight up condescending. I’d like to add a few positive words for you in case those other people stressed you out like they did to me! Now, I’d also […]

A Quick Guide to the Hawaiian Language

A Quick Guide to the Hawaiian Language

Unlike other states in the US, Hawai’i has mostly kept it’s indigenous language (especially Niihau). Pidgin is a mixture of languages (Japanese, Korean, Hawaiian, English, etc.) that is also used often. Whether you’re planning on moving here, backpacking here, or just spending some vacation here, it is best to learn these phrases before you go […]