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What’s the biggest culture shock moving to Hawaii?

If you are planning on moving to Hawaii, there are going to be a lot of things that you need to prepare yourself for. The culture shock moving to Hawaii can be overwhelming. Your living expenses are going to increase, your driving style is going to need to change, but the amount of sunshine is

Driving in Hawaii, what every newcomer needs to know

Drivers in Hawaii are a different group. Hawaii has such low speed limits yet its drivers drive excessively over the limit. For example, a limit on one of our main freeways (The H1) is 55 and even 50 at some points, however people drive at 65 most of the time (in the left lane). I’ve

Korean family wants to live in Hawaii for 9-12 months

I love the interesting emails I get from website visitors. Here's a good one from a Korean woman that wants to live in Hawaii with her sons.  I indented her questions and put my responses in-between. Enjoy! I have never been to Hawaii. I just know from my friend, who is a professor at the

Married with 3 boys – should we move to Hawaii?

I try to reply to emails which can be helpful to others and that haven't been asked before.  Here's a good one about a mom wondering about a move to Hawaii and I've interspersed the comments with my responses.  Keep in mind that everyone's situation is different. I have not been in this exact situation

Full-time job opportunity in Maui at $30/hr?

I received 2 job-related emails today and this one from Carolyn was the other one: Hi! I just recently came across a full-time job opportunity in Maui. We were recently discussing financial compensation. They are looking at paying an hourly wage of $30 to low 30's. It would just be me - no pets, and I

Psychologist related careers in Hawaii

This email message came in today from Camille: Hello, I am looking to move to Hawaii with my mother in the future after my studies (to be a psychologist/animal behaviourist/Psychotherapist) from the UK, but I don't know how I am going to go about it. what kind of visa to get to be permanent? are