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Private Honolulu City Tour from Waikiki
"See the famous landmarks of historical Downtown Honolulu including the Golden Statue of King Kamehameha I Iolani Palace Washington Place and State Capitol Building. Get your cameras ready to capture the picturesque views of Diamond Head Lookout Rabbit Island and Halona Blowhole. This VIP Private tour will also take you to Punchbowl National Cemetery and Kahala.You'll have a Hawaiian experience of a lifetime as the courteous and professionally trained chauffeurs drive you comfortably to this amazing P""
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Day at Pearl Harbor Tour
"Join us in discovering Oahu’s #1 most popular public attraction; be sure not to miss any of the historic sites features and attractions. Explore a full day at the Pacific Historic Park that includes the USS Arizona Memorial USS Bowfin USS Battleship Missouri and the Pacific Aviation Museum. Then take a drive through Punchbowl and historical downtown Honolulu. This is the hassle free way of having guaranteed reserved movie and shuttle tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial. No waiting in Pacific Aviation Museum and the USS Missouri Battleship.HIGHLIGHTS (*indicates stops made):· Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial* Includes a movie of the Japanese attack on December 7th World War II museums an audio tour of the visitor center
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Stars and Stripes Tour
"HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial* Includes a movie of the Japanese attack on December 7th World War II museums an audio tour of the visitor center exhibit galleries and displays as well as a shuttle boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial USS Missouri Battleship * Walk in the footsteps of General MacArthur and experience the battleship’s most famous historic mission National Memorial Cemeter Korean & Vietnam War Memorials and Liberty Bell Honolulu City Hall Known as Honolulu Hale (“Building” in Hawaiian) and on the National Register of Historic Places. The site of the chambers of the Mayor of the City & County of Honolulu an""
From $91.00

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Whale Watching is a "Must" on Maui

Fortunately, we were in Maui during the month of January, which is a good time for seeing the whales. The best place to learn about the whales is at the Island Marine Institute.Every year from...
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deecat
Jun 04, 2005

Wearing of the leis

Special occasions like birthdays, weddings, etc., the locals tend to dress up with their nice Aloha shirts and Mumu dresses with matching leis!The leis are made of Pikaki flowers and these are very...
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joiwatani
May 09, 2009

Eat breadfruit!

While walking down the Aloha Tower, a breadfruit just fell down in front of us! I was so glad the fruit didn't fall on my daughter's head. Sierra gladly picked up the fruit! Anyway, the breadfruit...
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joiwatani
Oct 29, 2007

I think the Hawaiian locals love to perform for us

I think it is wonderful to see how the local Hawaiian people love to perform for us tourist , it looked to me that they put a lot of effort in their performances, and really wanted us to have a good...
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Waalewiener
Mar 08, 2003

The Mumu Dress

Most of the local women dress in Mumu - a very comfortable dress. Most of the designs of the dresses are the hibiscus flowers, palm trees, puka shells, sea turtles, etc.The dress is long with short...
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joiwatani
May 09, 2009

Love and Aloha via Flower leis

Here is a traditional flower lei being giving at the Honolulu Int'l Airport. Unfortunately, everyone flying to Hawaii does not automatically receive such a lei, unless you are being met by a host...
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TropicGirl77
Mar 11, 2003
 
 
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The Slippahs (slippers)

Most of the locals wear slippers even when they go downtown. It is a very casual thing to do. The residents don't bother to put on their shoes. They just slip on their slippahs and off they go!This is...
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joiwatani
May 09, 2009

Shaka to me!

If you've ever noticed a hand gesture where the person extends their thumb and pinky finger, and tucks their middle fingers in, then you have seen the Shaka. It is a signal to greet someone, or just...
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H-TownJourneyman
Jan 28, 2006

Konane . . . A hawaiian game

This is not a custom per se, but an old strategic game the Hawaiians used to play which is similar to our checkers in some ways. This was generally played during makahiki. You would use black lava...
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TropicGirl77
Jan 05, 2003

Leave your shoes at the door please

Most locals appreciate you leaving your shoes at the front door before you walk inside. A neat phrase I've seen is along the lines of "Eh, take your shoes off before you enter, but no leave with...
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TropicGirl77
Jan 10, 2003

Hula Implements ... Uli uli

Hula is performed on many levels, guys and gals alike. Originally, it was the men that did the dancing, though now you will see more women performers. Many of the performers will use implements while...
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TropicGirl77
Jan 24, 2003

Another Hula implement - Pu 'ili

There are many items used while dancing various hulas. Pictured here is one commonly called the pu 'ili. These are made of split bamboo, and is used individually or in a pair by tapping each one...
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TropicGirl77
Feb 06, 2003

The Pidgin English

Most locals speak the Pidgin English so don't be surprise to hear those while you are taking the bus. There are many cultures and ethnic groups living in Hawaii and they surely changed the English...
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joiwatani
May 09, 2009

Need a snack, or a map, or a souvenir, or a.......

ABC stores is THE chain of convenience stores in Hawaii. They pretty much have anything you could possibly want on earth that weighs less than 10 lbs. And they are everywhere, at least in the more...
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H-TownJourneyman
Jan 28, 2006

Popular Cities in Hawaii (State of)

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Honolulu

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Kailua-Kona

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Waikiki

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Top Hotels in Hawaii (State of)

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2169 Kalia Rd., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, United States
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72-100 Ka'upulehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 96740, United States
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2417 Prince Edward Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, United States
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1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Lahaina, Hawaii, 96761, United States
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98 Apapane Rd., Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, United States
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Crater Rim Dr, , Hawaii, 96718, United States
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Top Things to Do in Hawaii (State of)

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Diamond Head

Hiking Diamond Head is one of the great outdoor activities around Honolulu. The hike takes just a few hours and it offers nature, geography, history, an scenic views of the ocean and Honolulu. We...
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Beaches

The Big Island isn't the best island for pristine beaches but the snorkeling is great and I snorkeled every day I was there and very much intend to return and do the same. The best snorkeling spots...
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Beaches

There is so much to and see in and around Waikiki but you can't forget or avoid the beaches. They are right there in your face no matter where you go in Waikiki. And they are beautiful. Nothing...
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Luau

We arrived at Old Lahaina Luau at 5:10 pm and the parking lot was already full. They told us to park at the overflow parking lot at the Cannery Mall across the street but we were able to find some...
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Waterfalls

We took a day to explore the other side. Our first trip to the island we spent the day on the other side with volcanos and walking to see lava . This time we explored botanical gardens and water fall...
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Chain of Craters Road

I drove all the way down to the end (where it was closed by a lava flow) of Chain of Craters Road and I got out and went to see the Holei Sea Arch. It was just a short walk but the surface was VERY...
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Top 5 Hawaii (State of) Writers

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"Hang Loose in Hawaii"
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"Hawaiian Islands ~ GO Virtual"
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deecat

"A Month In Paradise"
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Waalewiener

"Hawaii this beautiful place we fell in love with."
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"diver-x's Hawaii Page"
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