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While most of us have learned about “basic behavior” (and how to avoid it), it still seems to be as ubiquitous as a selfie stick. Which is why, in the spirit of awareness (self or otherwise), we’ve compiled this list of things that, if you find yourself doing them, probably make you a basic tourist.

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We’ve shown you the world’s most colorful places. But wait until you see these ten bright, beautiful spots right here in the U.S. of A.

My daughter has purple hair, colorful tattoos and teaches physical and mental health to her loyal clients. I have thin hair, gnarly age spots and tell jokes until people snort beer from their noses.

Elaine Ambrose

Author, syndicated blogger, featured humor speaker, publisher, and retreat organizer knows that laughter – with wine – is the best medicine.

Despite the cold, you can take a 100-mile, weeklong bike-packing tour in a little known range of mountains near the Arctic Circle. White Mountains National Recreation Area is run by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and is best traveled during the winter months.

It’s no longer a hot market, but investors shouldn’t give up on rental property. There is plenty of opportunity, though it’s not front-burner activity. It’s that intense type of market that heated up so much and resulted in the housing crash.

Scott Yancey

TV personality, businessman, real estate investor, world class entrepreneur and author.

One lesson that we had heard, but really saw when muscle we moved here, was leaving the mainland in the mainland. No matter where you moved from, you have to leave that attitude and that way of life there. You have to embrace what Hawai’i is and means. Those that try to bring the mainland here don’t last very long.

How does the brain change as we age, and what steps can we take to help our brains stay healthy as time goes by? In answer to my questions, Claire Sexton, a post-doctoral research assistant at the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain, elaborated on some of her latest scientific findings and offered some tips on how to improve the quality of our sleep.

From surfing to sea life, our islands share one common theme — beauty. While the rest of the country is talking about how many snow days they will rack up this year, these ten feeds remind us why we are lucky to live Hawaii, indeed.

I have seen MANY people try and compare the cost of living in Hawaii to where they live. Stop. It’s not the same. Sorry. It is VERY expensive to live in Hawaii, especially if you think you are going to try and have the same lifestyle you created for yourself elsewhere.

I am honored and blessed to continue “Dad’s” legacy by giving back, coaching and creating opportunities for the next generation.

Kevin K. Wong

US Olympian; founder coach, Spike and Serve Volleyball

As a food blogger and as a friend, I love answering your comments and emails. Except when you ask me to solve your wicked complicated health problems and why you can’t substitute mayonnaise for almond meal. Here are 10 questions not to ask me, again.

Gregg Jacobs is an insomnia specialist at the Sleep Disorders Center at the UMass Memorial Medical Center and the author of Say Good Night to Insomnia. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on how human sleep patterns have changed over time, healthier and more effective alternatives to sleeping pills, and how to reverse our worst sleep habits and behaviors.

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