Hawaii May 28, 2018
13 Privileges Hawaii Locals Have That The Rest Of The U.S. Doesn’t
There’s no doubt about it: the Hawaiian Islands are absolute paradise. As America’s youngest state and the most isolated population center in the world, Hawaii is unlike anywhere else you’ll find in the United States mainland. It’s true what they say, we are indeed “lucky to live Hawaii,” and here are 13 unique privileges only experienced by Hawaii locals to prove just that.
1. Our beaches are second to none.
With 750 miles of stunning coastline and countless stretches of pristine sand — in a variety of colors, might we add — Hawaiian beaches are the best in not only the country but the world.
2. The Aloha Spirit is all-encompassing.
Nowhere else will you find the Aloha Spirit than the Hawaiian Islands. The spirit of Aloha is positively infectious and is one of the aspects of life in Hawaii that is perhaps the most unique.
3. The islands are steeped in culture and history.
With a unique history and incredible diversity, Hawaii is truly a cultural melting pot — and it shows in nearly every aspect of life in the islands.
4. We don’t need gym memberships with mountain trails like these.
When you step away from Hawaii’s breathtaking beaches, you will find its majestic mountains and the countless trails you’ll find traversing the landscapes. Who needs a stair stepper or treadmill when you have steps carved into the mountainside and meandering trails perfect for a morning workout?
5. It doesn’t get fresher than Hawaiian seafood.
Forget Northwestern crab, the seafood you’ll find in Hawaii — from locally-raised shrimp to fresh-caught ahi — is incredible. When mixed with island-inspired flavors in our favorite dishes, it’s even better. After all, there’s no other state that gets to claim poke.
6. Hawaii residents are happier and less stressed out than our mainland friends.
According to various American studies, Hawaii is not only the least stressed out state in America but the happiest. And with sweeping vistas, ocean trade winds, and less importance placed on material goods, it’s easy to see why.
7. There’s little better than being surrounded by tropical flowers.
From fragrant hibiscus to the unique lehua blossoms, Hawaii locals get to experience fresh flowers all the time — in our breathtaking botanical gardens, at home, and even on the sides of our highways. Now that’s something not everyone else in America can say.
8. Hawaii is home to some of the country’s prettiest scenery.
From lush, green jungles to sweeping panoramic views of the Pacific, you won’t find better scenery anywhere in the country.
9. There is no better place than Hawaii for water sports.
Hawaii is the birthplace of modern surfing, but that’s not all the islands are known for. From snorkeling and scuba diving to bodyboarding, SUP, and ocean kayaking, there’s no better place to enjoy ocean sports of all kinds.
10. Life in Hawaii is much slower than on the mainland.
In Hawaii, we live life a little slower than our friends on the mainland — and that’s just the way we like it. Island time exists for a reason.
11. We have access to incredibly fresh produce.
Whether it’s a bucket of fresh lychee from your neighbors, local avocados from your favorite farmers market, or a famous Dole pineapple, Hawaii’s produce is hard to beat.
12. We get to live in America, without really feeling like it.
As Hawaii residents, we have both the privilege of living in America, with all the perks of not actually living in the continental states.
13. We live in an island paradise most people only dream of.
Many people save for years just to be able to afford to vacation in Hawaii for a single week, and we get to live here! And despite
the complaints you might have
is truly remarkable.
There are undoubtedly hundreds of more privileges only Hawaii residents experience we haven’t included on this list, so please, share your favorite benefits of living in Hawaii in the comments below.