How to Spend Less Than $30 A Day on O’ahu

How to Spend Less Than $30 A Day on O’ahu

Lots of people like saying living in Hawai’i is expensive. Meanwhile back in June I collected some numbers for grocery shopping in Honolulu and I have to tell you, they weren’t all that bad. Did you get sticker shock? Maybe on a few items, like milk can get up there in costs. Right now (like […]

Top 10 Things You Need to Do in Honolulu

Top 10 Things You Need to Do in Honolulu

Honolulu is the biggest city in Hawai’i and the capital so if you’re headed to the islands then this is the place you want to go. Have no idea what to do while you’re in Honolulu besides surf? Not a problem. There are tons of things to do, and there are things that need to […]

The Ultimate Bucket List for O’ahu

The Ultimate Bucket List for O’ahu

This isn’t a “things to do while on O’ahu” list, I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of those.These are the ultimate bucket list worthy experiences to have while you’re on the island of O’ahu in Hawai’i. Some of these things cost money, while others are completely free. Some are easier to get to than others but […]

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 […]

The Ultimate Guide to Honolulu

The Ultimate Guide to Honolulu

Honolulu is the largest city on Oahu, and in the state of Hawai’i. It’s also the capital. It’s Asian, it’s Hawaiian, and it’s American all mixed together with its arcitecture, food, and diversity of people. If you’re headed to Hawai’i I believe it should be your first stop–especially if you’re planning on moving here or […]

10 Best Places To See the Honolulu Skyline

10 Best Places To See the Honolulu Skyline

Who doesn’t like a good city skyline? Granted, Honolulu’s skyline isn’t as famous as others such as Seattle with it’s Space Needle or New York City with the Empire State Building (and countless other buildings). Honolulu does have Diamond Head, a natural landmark, which is famous in it of itself and lets’ not forget Waikiki […]

The Ultimate Guide to Hanauma Bay

The Ultimate Guide to Hanauma Bay

This attraction is on the far east side of Honolulu (yes, it is still considered in the city limits, crazy right?). It has some of the most crystal clear blue-green water anyone has ever seen and is so easy to get a picture of whether you stand above it (like pictured) or go near the […]

12 Things to Know Before Going to Oahu

12 Things to Know Before Going to Oahu

There are so many articles of things to know about moving to Hawai’i, or visiting Honolulu, or seeing Oahu. 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! […]

The Ultimate Guide To I’olani Palace

The Ultimate Guide To I’olani Palace

I’olani Palace was built in the 1870s by King David Kalakaua, the last reigning King of Hawai’i. Queen Liliuokalani, his sister and successor, was the last member of the royal family to live in the palace. Once she was overthrown the Republic used the palace as an office, and then later the Governor did the […]

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 besides Hawaiian. Whether you’re planning on moving here, backpacking here, or just spending some vacation here, it is best to learn these phrases before […]

10 Reasons to Visit Oahu

10 Reasons to Visit Oahu

It’s “expensive,” the flight is really long no matter where in the world you’re coming from, and there are tons of homeless people everywhere. I’m here to tell you that Oahu isn’t really that pricey (we’ll get to that later). The long flight is totally worth it. If you’re coming from Asia you even get […]