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Helpful Articles - Moving to the Mainland

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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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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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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Moving to Seattle from Hawaii (or Vice Versa)? You’re Not Alone!

In Hawaii, you’ll see a lot of Seattle Seahawks paraphernalia: bumper stickers, flags, jerseys, and more. That’s your first indication that there’s some special kinship between the Aloha State and the Evergreen State. Then, when you examine the IRS migration data on the subject, the link becomes more clear: When people leave Hawaii for another state, their second-most popular choice is Washington. (The top choice is California if you’re curious!) And vice versa, when people move to Hawaii, their second-most common state of origin is Washington. (California takes the top spot in this category, too, for #1 most common state of origin.) Why would someone […]

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Why Do So Many People Move from Hawaii to Las Vegas? Exploring the “Ninth Island”

There’s a special connection between the Hawaiian islands and Las Vegas. Some suggest the kinship started way back in the 1940s when a businessman moved his family from Honolulu to Las Vegas. Sam Boyd didn’t open the California Hotel and Casino until 1975, but he struggled in his first year to get the operation off the ground. Thinking back to his time in Honolulu, when he worked for an entertainment company called Palace Amusements, he decided to make his property a destination for travelers from Hawaii. He started with the food, sending his chef to Hawaii to learn how to cook dishes like oxtail and […]

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