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Helpful Articles - Living in Hawaii

Hawaiian Flowers and Plants You’ll Only Find on the Islands

When he visited the Hawaiian islands in 1866 as a special correspondent for the Sacramento Union, Mark Twain wrote about the islands’ “balmy airs . . . summer seas . . . plumy palms . . . remote summits . . . woody solitudes.” In short, Twain was charmed by the natural beauty of the islands he visited: Oahu, Maui and the Big Island. Many visitors and residents alike share his sentiments and admire the natural wonders that the isolated island chain has to offer. To celebrate the start of spring, we’ll be highlighting some of Hawaii’s most exotic and amazing endemic plants, which means […]

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My Hawaii Moving Story: Meet Karina, a Student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

Sometimes, moving to Hawaii is a bit of a leap of faith. After a visit to the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Karina Sevilla decided to move from Valley Center, near San Diego, California, to the island of Oahu for college. How did she decide to make the move? Some of her fellow students ended up in Oahu for the beaches, she noted. However, that wasn’t what initially drew her to college in the Hawaiian islands. “I came for the culture,” Karina told us we interviewed her about her Hawaii Moving Story. “I’m Hispanic. Both of my parents are from Mexico. I’ve been looking at […]

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The Pineapple: Meet the Fruit with Surprising Health Benefits and Significant Historical Impact 

Immigrants from distant lands have long had a huge impact on the Hawaiian islands—and the pineapple is no different! This nutritious fruit, which hails originally from South America, shaped the history and culture of Hawaii in significant ways. In fact, at its peak, just one tiny member of the Hawaiian archipelago supplied 75% of the world’s pineapple. Pineapple also has the power to impact your health, by offering eight surprising and wide-ranging benefits for your body that result from its unique makeup.   Discover more about this fascinating fruit, including the role the pineapple played in history, from honoring party guests to cornerstone crop that drew thousands of immigrants to the Hawaiian islands. […]

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9 Amazing Numbers That Will Make You Want to Move to Hawaii 

Shoveling the snow blocking your driveway for the fourth time this week. Waking up to cold, dark mornings. Counting the days until you can hop your plane to a winter vacation in Honolulu, Kahului, Kona or Lihue. Visions of perfect blue waves, postcard-worthy beaches, and swaying of palm trees. Although everyone has their own reasons, any one of these scenarios may have you daydreaming about a move to Hawaii – the Aloha State.  Just in case you need a little push to make your move, we’ve compiled a list of 10 numbers we think will make you want to sell your winter gear and buy a one-way ticket […]

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Living on Kauai: Your Insider’s Guide to Making Your Home on the Garden Isle 

If you love getting out and enjoying the outdoors—and you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of mainland life—Kauai is the place to be. Each of the Hawaiian islands has its own distinct character, as you’ll discover when deciding which island you want to call home. Many think of Kauai as the polar opposite of busy Oahu. It’s an island that’s pretty much all “country” with very little “city” to speak of.   People come to Kauai to enjoy a slower pace of life. When you move to the Garden Isle, you’ll find plentiful opportunities to get out and enjoy Kauai’s natural landscape, whether you enjoy shoreline fishing, hiking, surfing or […]

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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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