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Moving to Hawaii to Work Remotely? These Tips Will Get You Started

When it comes to making a big move, there are a few basics you need to handle early. We’re talking about things like where you’ll live, how you’ll get around, and how you’ll get connected to the online resources you need to help make your new destination feel like home. Now, when that new home happens to be an island in the middle of the Pacific, things can feel a little more…complicated. After all, it’s not as though you can simply pack up a moving truck, hitch your car to a trailer behind it, and drive to your new location. Add to that the fact […]

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Discover the Real Menehune of Hawaii’s Stories and Legends

How did you first hear of the Menehune? Did you spot a “Menehune at Work” sign in one of Hawaii’s airports? Did you buy a bottle of Menehune drinking water or a bag of Menehune Madness Hawaiian potato chips? Or have you been regaled with tales about this legendary race of people, which many compare to Ireland’s Leprechauns or Iceland’s elves? Menehune remain one of Hawaii’s enduring mysteries. Are they a mythical race of industrious people, small in stature, who live in Hawaii’s forests and mountains? In other words, are the Menehune stories Hawaiians’ version of fairy tales? Or were the Menehune a race of […]

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Discovering the Magic, the History and the Legends of Hawaii’s Honu

It’s an extraordinary sight to see the head of a Hawaiian green sea turtle pierce the glassy surface of the ocean. After the honu gets a good, deep breath, its head slips below the surface, often to peek through again for one more sip of air before the turtle dives deep below the surface. Some stay down for hours, with the longest recorded underwater time clocking in at just around five hours. Given how long honu can sustain themselves underwater on a few breaths, seeing them above the surface is one of those sights you won’t soon forget. However, if you stroll the right beaches […]

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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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