As the most isolated population center on the entire planet, the Hawaiian Islands are incredibly unique in everything from our scenery and land formations to our culture and common quirks. And while obviously, not everyone is the same, there are a few quirky habits that set Hawaii locals apart from other Americans.
Before we dive in, I wanted to thank our fans on our Only In Hawaii Facebook page for helping us with this article by sharing their opinions on what makes Hawaii locals weird. Now, without further ado, here are 15 of the most common shared habits that might elicit some strange looks from our friends on the mainland.
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How many of these weird things do you do? For more great content on what it means to be a Hawaii local, check out these 17 things all Hawaii locals have done at least once.
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
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