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Take a Fresh Look at Hawaii Through 12 Different Lenses, Thanks to These Films

The state of Hawaii is a diverse place. In the 300+ miles that stretch between Kauai and the Big Island, you’ll find a rich mix of ethnicities—and cultural experiences. In fact, Wallet Hub ranked the state first in ethnic diversity,i and Hawaii is also home to the country’s largest share of multiracial Americans.ii Nowhere is this more apparent than in the breadth of films that have been shot in, around and about Hawaii. In this article, we’ll give you a tour of twelve of our favorites, each of which offers a different lens with which to view the experiences of the people who call Hawaii […]

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By Land and By Sea: 7 Fascinating Species You’ll Find in Hawaii

More than 21,000 species call Hawaii home, and more than 8,700 of those are endemic to the islands, which means you won’t find them anywhere else in the world. We’ve already regaled you with tales of Hawaii’s flowers and plants and introduced you to eight species of native Hawaiian birds you’d be lucky to spot. Now, we’re going to share seven of Hawaii’s exceptional seagoing and land-roaming members of the animal kingdom, starting with one that looks straight out of central casting for Jurassic Park. The Prehistoric-Looking Jackson’s Chameleon Even though the Triceros jackson is considered an invasive species, there’s no question that these exotic […]

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8 Fascinating Hawaiian Native Birds You’ll Only Spot on the Islands (If You’re Lucky!)

Being an isolated archipelago has its perks. Hawaii’s remote position in the Pacific Ocean has given its flora and fauna a unique advantage: Many species have been left alone to evolve to their particular environment without a great deal of outside interference. As a result, Hawaii and its surrounding waters are home to a tremendous number of species—21,383, to be exact. Of those, 8,759 are endemic to the Hawaiian islands, meaning you won’t find them anywhere else in the world. The state’s visitors and residents already know just how special Hawaii can be, and its biodiversity is just another reason to love the Aloha State. […]

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There’s Never Been a Better Time to Visit Hawaii—Through a Great Book

Right now, many people are dreaming of visiting Hawaii, and many of us in the Hawaiian islands are dreaming of a day when we can explore and enjoy every inch of our island homes. Until we can experience all that Hawaii has to offer together, we’ve put together a list of our favorite books about Hawaii so you can explore the island’s unique culture and fascinating history from the comfort of your favorite chair. (Feel free to set up a beach chair on your lawn to set the mood!) You’ll find something for everyone in this list: history buffs, culture aficionados, creation story collectors, outdoor […]

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19 “Must Do” Hawaii Bucket List Items for Living on the Islands

Whether you’re moving to the Hawaiian islands for the first time, leaving Hawaii for the Mainland or just looking for some exciting new activities to enjoy while you’re living in Hawaii, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered a list of 19 must-do items across all of the islands: Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, Kauai, Molokai and Lanai. Consider this your “bucket list” of only-in-Hawaii experiences, ones you simply can’t miss while you’re living here. (And, don’t worry, we’ve got something for everyone in your family, from keiki to kapuna!) Let’s dive in!   For the History Buffs in the Family #1: Oahu: Visit […]

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Hawaiian Culture: 5 Concepts to Live By in Uncertain Times

In the midst of the unprecedented developments around COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Royal Hawaiian Movers team has had to make a number of operational adjustments. You can read more about the measures we’re taking to protect our customers, employees and families, and we’ll continue to keep our customers and our community updated. As we’ve made these adjustments, we’ve also spent some time thinking about the traditional Hawaiian culture and values that are alive and well in the islands today. In these uncertain times, we’d like to offer you a few traditional Hawaiian concepts that you might find useful as you and your family make your own […]

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