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8 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to Kona

The Big Island may be the youngest in the Hawaiian island chain, but it’s still an island with a lot of history—and a lot to offer.   Historians believe that the first human settlers to the Hawaiian Islands made their initial landfall on the Big Island.i Additionally, the Big Island was also the birthplace and childhood home of King Kamehameha, the first to unite the islands, forming the Kingdom of Hawaii. He also established the kingdom’s first seat of government on the Orchid Isle.  Today, the Big Island is well-known for its dramatic and awe-inspiring natural landscapes. As you tour the island, you’ll find cascading waterfalls, verdant tropical rainforests, 13,000-foot mountain peaks, an active volcano, and long stretches of beach featuring […]

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Top 20 Things to Do, Attractions and Activities in Hawaii

For some, a vacation in Hawaii is a once-in-a-lifetime, bucket-list trip. For others, Hawaii is a regular, must-visit destination they simply can’t get enough of. And for still others, Hawaii is simply home.  No matter which of these groups you fall into, our list of things to do, activities, and attractions in Hawaii will help you make the most of your time in the Aloha State. You’ll find options across all four of Hawaii’s major islands: Oahu, Kauai, the Big Island, and Maui. Use this list to plan an unforgettable vacation or just a memorable day off.  We’ll start at the very beginning—with the natural phenomenon that created the Hawaiian Islands approximately 30 million years ago.   Explore Hawaii’s Fiery Past (and Present!) Through […]

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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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Your 6-Step Checklist for Choosing a Reputable Moving Company 

If you’ve heard the recent reports about the families who are desperately searching for their belongings after getting taken in by a dishonest moving company, you know that moving scams do, unfortunately, happen.  We know how much trust it takes to hand over all of your personal possessions to a new company. We’ve taken that obligation extremely seriously ever since we opened our doors in Hawaii in 1982.   We also know that moves to, from or between the Hawaiian islands require a higher level of trust. With local Hawaii moves, you’re reunited with your possessions the same day, often in just a few hours. However, moves to and from the Mainland—or between islands—mean trusting the entire […]

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7 Unexpectedly Heavy Things You Shouldn’t Move—and 8 Things You Probably Should

Even before downsizing became a global trend, paring down possessions has long been popular with families packing up for a new destination. Moving to Hawaii affords you an opportunity to take a look at everything you own and decide whether it belongs in your new life. Additionally, since your move to Hawaii will ultimately be priced by weight, every piece you move comes at its own cost. Some items might not seem worth it. In that case, it’s time to part ways. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of some of the heaviest household items we move. We’ll show you why you […]

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Crack-down on Unlicensed Internet Brokers

We have all heard about moving horror stories… “You found a moving company online, you gave a deposit, and come moving day, your so called “trusted moving company” sent you a bill for twice the amount they originally quoted.”  Well, good news!!  Times are changing.  Federal and state authorities are working diligently to crack down on online scam artists who pose as licensed movers.  These online brokers are notorious for ripping off consumers by substantially increasing prices, providing fake estimates and holding consumers’ belongings hostage. In the past year alone, states including California, New Jersey, and Illinois, have conducted various undercover operations to expose these […]

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