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Helpful Articles - Moving to Hawaii

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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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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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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8 Things You Should Know Before Moving to Oahu

If you’re considering a move to the island of Oahu, chances are you’re looking for tips. We’d love to help you make an easy transition to your new lifestyle. Below, you’ll find our list of 8 things you need to know before you relocate. By working your way through these questions and answers, you’ll discover exactly how to make a simple move to the Gathering Place, as Oahu is also known. “Coming to Hawai’i is like going from black and white to color.” That’s how author John Richard Stephenson put it, and we wholeheartedly agree: There’s a unique color and rhythm to life in Hawaii. Additionally, Hawaii is made […]

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Your Insider’s Guide to Living on Oahu

Are you thinking of becoming one of the ~55,000 people who move to the island annually? If you’re planning a move, enjoy this Insider’s Guide to living on Oahu. Let us be the first to say aloha and e komo mai (welcome)! Living on Oahu is like living nowhere else—and it will be an experience you’ll carry for the rest of your life.  Things on Oahu operate a little differently than on the mainland, and we’d love to help your transition. Since 1892, we’ve moved tens of thousands of families, individuals, and service members to Oahu. Use our recommendations as your unofficial manual for life […]

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