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Moving to the Mile-High City? Here’s the Low-Down on Denver

When you look at it from a certain perspective, Denver, Colorado starts to sound like a paradise in and of itself: a place where golf balls fly farther, the sun shines 300 days a year, the landscape takes your breath away on a daily basis and more beer is brewed than any other city in the U.S. Hawaii can be a hard place to leave, but, with all of this (and more!) waiting for you in Denver, your transition might be easier (and sunnier!) than you might think. If you’re considering a move to Denver—a city that initially exploded to a population of 200,000 practically […]

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Moving to Portland? The PNW Lifestyle Awaits…

Whether you call it Stumptown, the City of Roses, PDX, or Beervana, the city of Portland has a ton to offer its residents: easy access to outdoor fun, a burgeoning food scene, plenty of arts and cultural opportunities and much, much more. Now, we won’t sugar coat it: If you’re coming from sunny Hawaii, you might start missing the state’s 240 average sunny days each year. Portland has about 144 on average, and the U.S. average is 205. That being said, Portland life has its perks, and we’ll give you a brief tour of them in this article. We’ll also give you a leg up […]

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Discover the Real Menehune of Hawaii’s Stories and Legends

How did you first hear of the Menehune? Did you spot a “Menehune at Work” sign in one of Hawaii’s airports? Did you buy a bottle of Menehune drinking water or a bag of Menehune Madness Hawaiian potato chips? Or have you been regaled with tales about this legendary race of people, which many compare to Ireland’s Leprechauns or Iceland’s elves? Menehune remain one of Hawaii’s enduring mysteries. Are they a mythical race of industrious people, small in stature, who live in Hawaii’s forests and mountains? In other words, are the Menehune stories Hawaiians’ version of fairy tales? Or were the Menehune a race of […]

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Saying Aloha to San Diego? Here’s a Head Start on Your New Home

Headed to America’s Finest City? You’ll be in good company—namely the 13,000 other people who moved to San Diego County last year. San Diego is a popular destination in California, capturing 8% of the state’s total population, making it the second most populated county, behind #1, Los Angeles. (No surprise there!) Plus, if you’re headed to San Diego from Hawaii, you’ll be close enough to make regular visits, with plenty of direct flights between the destinations. Perhaps as a result of this proximity, we see plenty of moves in both directions. In fact, according to IRS data, when people leave California, Hawaii is the 17th […]

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Discovering the Magic, the History and the Legends of Hawaii’s Honu

It’s an extraordinary sight to see the head of a Hawaiian green sea turtle pierce the glassy surface of the ocean. After the honu gets a good, deep breath, its head slips below the surface, often to peek through again for one more sip of air before the turtle dives deep below the surface. Some stay down for hours, with the longest recorded underwater time clocking in at just around five hours. Given how long honu can sustain themselves underwater on a few breaths, seeing them above the surface is one of those sights you won’t soon forget. However, if you stroll the right beaches […]

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6 Packing Tips That May Just Save Your DIY Move

Whether you’re prepping your home for a move across the island or across the ocean, how you pack everything matters. Take it from Frank Valenti, our Safety and Technical Training Manager, who trains our moving crews on everything from how to wrap a chair in the shortest amount of time with the fewest errors to how to move our customers’ items with the same level of care they’d offer their tutus. (That’s “grandparents” for those of you on the mainland!) So who better to offer you these six packing tips than the expert we trust to train our pros? We recently spoke with Frank, who’s […]

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