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Seven Things to Know Before Moving to Maui

Maui nō ka ‘oi   You’ll hear this Hawaiian phrase all over the Valley Isle. It means “Maui is the best,” and if you’re considering a move to Maui, you probably already agree.  For those who find Oahu too busy, Maui can be a welcome break from the hustle and bustle. Others who crave conveniences and a little more excitement than the Big Island or Kauai will find several hubs of activity on Maui, including Kihei, Wailea, Lahaina, Wailuku, Paia, and Haiku, among others.   You might be noticing a trend here—that Maui sits squarely in the middle of the Hawaiian Islands, both literally and figuratively. It also happens to be the second-largest in terms […]

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Top 20 Things to Do, Attractions and Activities in Hawaii

For some, a vacation in Hawaii is a once-in-a-lifetime, bucket-list trip. For others, Hawaii is a regular, must-visit destination they simply can’t get enough of. And for still others, Hawaii is simply home.  No matter which of these groups you fall into, our list of things to do, activities, and attractions in Hawaii will help you make the most of your time in the Aloha State. You’ll find options across all four of Hawaii’s major islands: Oahu, Kauai, the Big Island, and Maui. Use this list to plan an unforgettable vacation or just a memorable day off.  We’ll start at the very beginning—with the natural phenomenon that created the Hawaiian Islands approximately 30 million years ago.   Explore Hawaii’s Fiery Past (and Present!) Through […]

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Living in Hawaii: Your Insider’s Guide to Moving to Paradise

Have you ever found yourself sitting at the airport at the end of your vacation with a pit in your stomach? Maybe you even searched your brain for rational reasons to skip your flight home? Or tried desperately to figure out a way to stay?  If so, you’ve experienced the same feelings many people have after a trip to Hawaii.   However, while some only dream of making the move to paradise, others make it happen. In 2019, 49,708 U.S. residents relocated to the Aloha State. If you want to join them, we’ve put together this Insider’s Guide to moving to Hawaii. Whether you want to establish your home on Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, or Kauai, we’ll offer you the tips and […]

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Should I Move to Hawaii? Here’s How to Decide

The decision to move to Hawaii from California etc. is more complicated than the decision to move to a new destination within the continental 48 states. While relocation to Hawaii does not have to be permanent, it is more expensive, time-consuming, and stressful than a land-based move, so it is much more difficult to return to the states if you become homesick or are simply unhappy in your new environment.

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Top 10 Things to Do, Attractions and Activities on Oahu

The island of Oahu in Hawaii packs a ton of activities into just 597 square miles. In this list, we’ll run you down our favorite activities, and attractions on Oahu. Even though these are our top recommendations, they’re definitely not the only things to do on Oahu. As the most populated Hawaiian island (nearly a million people call the Gathering Place home!) Oahu offers a ton of activities to keep you busy. Let’s jump in with a classic must-visit . . .   #1: Tour Pearl Harbor National Memorial  The attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 was a pivotal moment in world history that drew the […]

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8 Things You Should Know Before Moving to Honolulu

Are you moving to Honolulu? If you’re considering the Crossroads of the Pacific, you must love being near the center of the action. After all, if Hawaii had a “big city,” this would be it.   Honolulu has been the capital of Hawaii since 1850, after King Kamehameha III moved his royal court from Lahaina, Maui. By that point in the island’s history, Honolulu, which means “sheltered bay, had become a bustling hub of activity, with many ships using it as a way station on trips between North America and Asia.   Today, Honolulu is still one of the busiest areas in all of the […]

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