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Explore Hilo’s Beautiful and Bountiful Botanical Gardens

The Big Island’s steady, year-round temperatures and rich, volcanic soil make it a particularly fertile ground for all kinds of plants and flowers—some of which you won’t find anywhere else. Additionally, the eastern side of the island is an exceptionally welcoming environment for growth. As the predominant northeast/east-northeast trade winds blow across the Big Island, they hit the considerable slopes of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. This pushes the air upward, causing it to cool, and, ultimately, delivering plenty of precipitation to the windward side of the Big Island. The result? A wet and humid environment that’s perfect for cultivating plant life, which is why […]

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Tips from the Pros: Moving Wine and Alcohol to Your New Home

When you’re transitioning to a new house, bringing all the comforts of home and getting them set up in your new spot will help it feel like your own—fast. For some people, “all the comforts of home” involves things like an extensive wine collection, a full bar, or even just a few collectable bottles they’ve planned to save for a special occasion. As a result, one of the big questions we get when we’re moving people to and from Hawaii is: “Can I take my wine and/or alcohol with me?” The answer? Yes—with a couple of caveats. First and foremost, if you’re packing a container […]

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Your Biggest Questions About Moving from Hawaii to the Mainland—Answered

For some people, there comes a time when it feels right to pack up everything and leave Hawaii for the mainland. (By the way, California, Washington, Texas, Nevada, and Florida are the top five most popular post-Hawaii mainland destinations, if you’re curious!) Moving to the mainland is a big operation, one that requires you and your possessions to travel a few thousand miles before reaching your destination. Understandably, these kinds of moves come with a number of questions. After helping tens of thousands of individuals and families make mainland moves, we’ve discovered that there are a few common questions that pop up over and over […]

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Tips from the Pros: How to Pack Your Books for Moving

After nearly 40 years of helping individuals and families relocate from one home to another, we’ve got a pretty intimate glance into the kinds of things that people collect. They run the gamut from Hummel figurines to rare coins to vinyl records to surfboards. The list is practically endless! However, there’s one kind of collection that our surveyors always look out for: a big library of books. Why? Books are heavy, and they pack very densely into boxes. And, since your move will ultimately be priced by weight, a big library of books can quickly change the cost of your move. Because of their weight, […]

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Kauai Neighborhood Guide: Where to Live on the Garden Isle

If you’re looking for a slower-paced, laid-back island lifestyle, the Hawaiian island of Kauai may be just the place for you. Kauai has been nicknamed the Garden Isle because so much of its square footage is dominated by its unforgettable natural features. Think lush, green rainforests, pristine beaches, and dramatic mountain ranges, cliffs, canyons, and gulches. Nature is the real superstar on Kauai, second only to the charming, locally-owned businesses that give the island a unique flair you won’t find anywhere else. If you’re considering a move to Kauai, you’ve probably started thinking about exactly where you’ll want to make your home. To help you […]

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Your 18 Most Pressing Questions About Moving to Hawaii—Answered

You ask, and we answer! Every day, we speak with people who are considering a move to Hawaii. After nearly 40 years in the business, we’ve seen some patterns emerge. Below, you’ll find our answers to the most pressing, most commonly asked questions about moving to (and living in!) Hawaii. We hope they help they give you some clarity on what to expect during and after your move to Hawaii—and deliver that final boost of confidence you need so you can commit to relocating to the Aloha State. But before we begin, we’d like to address one more lingering question: What if my question isn’t […]

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