Hawaii is perhaps the most unique of the 50 American states, and as a result, people who live in Hawaii have a distinct perspective on life. They often love the same things, as well – like these 14 things everyone in Hawaii can’t get enough of.
1) Hanging out at the beach.
Is there really anything better than spending time with your friends on the water?
2) Staying active.
From surfing, SUP and scuba diving to hiking, kayaking and even skydiving, people from Hawaii love it all. And we have access to these activities year round. No need for a gym membership here!
3) Malasadas, shave ice, spam musubi, acai bowls, rice, mac salad, etc.
Everyone in Hawaii loves these amazing foods, though honestly – we also just like eating in general.
4) We also absolutely adore fresh fruit.
This includes pineapples, mangos, papaya, lilikoi, guava, coconut and many others.
5) Constant tropical weather.
Because we like our sun bright, our trade winds constant, and our weather warm. And the rain showers - yeah, we like those ten minutes a day, too.
6) Living slowly.
In Hawaii, everything is slower than on the mainland. And that’s how we like it.
7) Getting up early.
Whether you are trying to squeeze in a pre-work surf session or catch the sunrise from the top of a mountain, getting up early is just part of the life. Besides, it's easier to wake up in the morning when you are promised warm weather and a cup of Kona coffee.
8) Being barefoot.
People in Hawaii don’t wear shoes on the beach – and definitely not in anyone’s house. When we do wear shoes, they’re “slippahs.” The only time I put on regular shoes is to run with our dog, or go on a hike.
9) Living amongst wildlife.
From honu (green sea turtles), beautiful fish to whales, sharks and geckos, Hawaii has got it all.
10) Hawaiian sunsets.
There is really nothing more magical than a Hawaiian sunset – except maybe a beautiful sunrise.
It doesn’t matter how often I see a rainbow, I always stop and admire the beauty that is Hawaii.
12) Free entertainment.
The cost of living in Hawaii is astronomical, but luckily, many of our favorite activities – swimming, hiking, snorkeling – are free!
13) Lack of snakes.
Yeah, you read that right. There are no snakes in Hawaii, and we definitely love this fact.
14) Spreading the Aloha spirit to everyone they meet!