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19 “Must Do” Hawaii Bucket List Items for Living on the Islands

Whether you’re moving to the Hawaiian islands for the first time, leaving Hawaii for the Mainland or just looking for some exciting new activities to enjoy while you’re living in Hawaii, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered a list of 19 must-do items across all of the islands: Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, Kauai, Molokai and Lanai. Consider this your “bucket list” of only-in-Hawaii experiences, ones you simply can’t miss while you’re living here. (And, don’t worry, we’ve got something for everyone in your family, from keiki to kapuna!) Let’s dive in!   For the History Buffs in the Family #1: Oahu: Visit […]

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Two Affordable Alternatives for Shipping Household Goods from Hawaii to the Mainland  

No move is exactly the same. That’s something we discovered early on into our 35+ years of moving families to, from, in and around the Hawaiian islands.   That’s also why it’s industry-standard practice (as well as your right under the law!) to receive a complimentary in-person survey before your mover creates a quote. In order to put together the right plan—and an accurate quote—it’s important for your moving company to get eyes on all of your stuff.  For example, if you’re moving to the Mainland, you might have enough to fill a container on your own—or you might not. An in-person survey will help your moving company make a recommendation you can rely on.   If you don’t need an […]

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Living in Hilo: An Insider’s Guide to Living on the Tropical Eastern Side of The Big Island 

The Hawaiian islands feature some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, and the island of Hawaii is no exception. In fact, the island commonly known as the Big Island hosts 11 out of 13 of the world’s climate zones. If you’re looking to make the Big Island your home, you’re sure to find the perfect climate to suit your preferences.   The Big Island was originally formed by six volcanoes, including Kilauea, the most active volcano on earth, which most recently erupted in 2018. Although you will see lava fields down the slopes of the Big Island’s volcanoes, you’ll also find classic Hawaiian white sand beaches, lush rainforests, macadamia nut and coffee farms, ranch land and more.   If you’ve been researching a move […]

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Living in Kona: An Insider’s Guide to Living on the Leeward Side of The Big Island

The island of Hawaii (a.k.a., The Big Island) offers its residents a little bit of everything. Waterfalls, miles of breathtaking beaches, five volcanoes, snowcapped mountains, tropical rainforests—you’ll find it all on the Big Island. Off-the-grid living? Check. Costco, Home Depot, Walmart and Target? Check and check. At the end of the day, the size and diversity of The Big Island offer you the opportunity to build the lifestyle you want, at the Hawaiian island chain’s most affordable prices. Now, when it comes to where to live on the Big Island, the famous debate focuses on the Kona side (the leeward, dry side of the island) […]

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The Ponds of Puna in Hilo

A quick 40 minute drive out of Hilo, through beautiful trees and greenery, you will find the Ahalanui Hot Ponds – or the warm Ponds of Puna. I am a 2002 transplant from Oahu, and now a resident of lower Puna, and this beautiful pond has become my favorite place to unwind and relax after a busy work week. The pond is a natural water inlet where fresh and sea water pools together. It’s a beautiful and soothing atmosphere amidst warm ocean breezes, and beautiful coconut trees. The most delightful and unique aspect of the “warm ponds”, is that the water is naturally and volcanically […]

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