14 Things People ALWAYS Ask When They Know You Live In Hawaii
When anyone discovers you are from Hawaii or even live on the islands, they always have a ton of questions to ask. It might be because they are jealous, or maybe it’s because Hawaii is so far away from the mainland that all they really know is what they see on postcards or on Hawaii Five-O. Either way, here are 14 questions people always ask when they know you live in Hawaii as well as our answers. Be warned, though: many of these questions are a little bit, well, ridiculous.
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What are some of the most common misconceptions people have about Hawaii?
Because the Hawaiian Islands are so removed from the rest of the world — after all, the Aloha State is the most isolated population center in the entire world — many people have misconceptions about the people who live here and the islands themselves. Contrary to popular belief, people from Hawaii do more than surf, spend time at the beach drinking Mai Tais, and playing the ukulele in our Hawaiian shirts. For specific examples, you might want to read about the 10 Stereotypes About Hawaii That Need To Be Put To Rest Right Now.
What makes life in Hawaii so unique?
Life in Hawaii is a little different than the rest of the country, and that’s the way we like it. Across the Hawaiian Islands, life is a little slower, and we choose to embody the Aloha Spirit in everything we do. Hawaii is a magical place to live or visit, but if you’re planning a move to these beautiful islands, there are a few things you should know. Without further ado, here are 17 Things No One Tells You About Living In Hawaii — from the all-encompassing Aloha Spirit and unbelievable views to the realities of island fever, sun guilt, and Honolulu traffic.
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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