While most of the time it is literally all sunshine and rainbow in Hawaii, Honolulu has actually lost 11.1% of its population, according to the 2018 census. It’s believed that the main reason why so many people are leaving Hawaii’s famous city is due to its rising living costs.
With the estimated living cost in Honolulu considered to be almost 30% higher than living in Austin, Texas, there are many cheaper alternatives elsewhere in the US. It’s easy to understand why people are leaving Honolulu for more affordable cities.
China in Hawaii?
The China Walls are a place in Hawaii, who knew? This place is known for two things. It’s the ideal location to watch the sunset in Hawaii Kai, and a popular spot for cliff jumping.
At any time of the day, you’ll find a younger crowd hanging out there with lounge chairs, a cooler, and maybe some snorkel gear. This is considered one of Hawaii's most beautiful places, but alas, also one of the most dangerous ones.
Hawaii Is a Hot Wedding Destination
It should be a surprise that many people fly to Hawaii just to get married. The breathtaking views are the perfect background for a celebration of love.
This trend did not skip celebrity couples. In 2000, Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor tied the knot at a beautiful oceanfront ceremony in Hawaii. Sharon and Ozzy did so in 1982 at a beautiful Hawaiian wedding on the island of Maui. The list goes on and on.
Doris Duke's Honolulu House is Now a Majestic Museum
Tobacco heiress Doris Duke and her husband were travel fiends, and after traveling the world, they made their final stop in Hawaii, where they fell in love with the beautiful culture and scenery.
In fact, they loved it so much that they bought a plot of land on the Honolulu waterfront, and they had a custom home built decorated with Islamic art. Now, the house has transformed into a museum showcasing Middle Eastern art that she collected throughout her lifetime.
Barron Mamiya Makes Hawaiians Proud
Because surfing is such a big part of Hawaiin culture, it's only reasonable some notable surfers will be Hawaiians. Barron Mamiya is one of them.
Born in Oahu, Hawaii, he started surfing at the age of 11. He won the Men's Pro Junior Vans Open of Surfing in 2018 and started competing at a very young age. He's known for his effortless curving and for getting past even the highest of waves. He's the all-around package when it comes to surfing and his desire to compete is unparalleled.