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Here is a curated set of articles related to moving to Hawaii. Many people want to make the move from the mainland USA, and around the globe, to live in Hawaii for some amount of time. Most don’t stay all that long – a year average maybe. If you read this collection of articles about moving to Hawaii you will have a very good idea (from my perspective anyway!) about what the move will entail and whether or not you’ll last longer than a year.

Moving to Hawaii – What is Hawaii Like?

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(No) free shipping to Hawaii

(No) free shipping to Hawaii

There is no free shipping to Hawaii; anyone who’s from Hawaii will understand this agony. It’s so painful when a website will give you free shipping yet fails to tell you that Hawaii and Alaska are not included in the free shipping. This is typically a s...
5 pieces of gear needed in Hawaii

5 pieces of gear needed in Hawaii

The gear needed in Hawaii is different from gear for other places. We don't take jet skis out on the water, we take fins and other toys. 1. Fins Fins are a MUST if you plan on going snorkeling or body surfing. I love fins. They really help you...
Five biggest problems mainland kids have in Hawaii

Five biggest problems mainland kids have in Hawaii

Five biggest problems mainland kids have in Hawaii: #1 Knowing which beaches to go to, “the cool Spots.”  The common public beaches in Hawaii are easy to find and access.  Those are usually overcrowded.  Locals know where the private, secret beache...
Five things mainland kids moving to Hawaii need to learn right away

Five things mainland kids moving to Hawaii need to learn right away

For the mainland kids moving to Hawaii, there are some things you'll need to consider when meeting new people and discovering the islands. 1. You need a lot of bikinis and board shorts to have fun. The primary activities in Hawaii are going to the...

Five things you will need when moving to Hawaii

Moving expenses in general will typically cost you more than what you expected, things break, you have more boxes than you expected, and shipping fees are more than what they used to be. It happens. Here are five things you will need when moving to Hawaii....

Five things you won't need after moving to Hawaii

You'll discover many things you won't need after moving to Hawaii. Hawaii offers a lot to its inhabitants. It’s got a plethora of hiking activities, lots of beaches and of course the sunny weather.  We’ve talked about things you’ll need when moving to Haw...
Hawaii's weather is a culture cornerstone

Hawaii's weather is a culture cornerstone

If you are planning on moving to Hawaii, there are going to be a lot of things that you need to prepare yourself for, Hawaii's weather being one of them. The culture shock moving to Hawaii can be overwhelming. Your living expenses are going to increase,...
Top 5 Things You Give up in Hawaii

Top 5 Things You Give up in Hawaii

There are things you give up in Hawaii when moving here from the mainland. Hawaii offers a lot of things that the mainland does not, such as sunshine year-round, gorgeous beaches all over the island and a paradise setting. However, there are some things...

5 Comments

  1. Kieran 05/25/2016 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    What are the requirements for SA citizens to live there for a year?

  2. Cindy 01/18/2015 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    Good day Vern,

    I love this website. So much great info. I live in South Africa and I am in need of a big change. How do I go about it if I want to move to Hawaii. Is it a difficult task and is it possible? Just some simple pointers to start with would be great.
    :)

  3. Alexandra Madden 07/11/2014 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    My husband and I just moved to Kapolei – Honolulu was #1 on our wishlist of Coast Guard stations before he was even sworn in at the end of March. I just stumbled on your book searching the Kindle store after he called from boot camp with his orders. I learned a lot from it and am still referencing it. We could build an entirely new blog site aimed at military members in or moving to Hawaii. There is plenty of literature out there and people I’ve connected with for advice but I can’t tell you how amazing it would be to have similar material from a first-person POV about military life here and on other islands – guides, maps, and descriptions of bases and MWR stuff, exchanges, deals and discounts, etiquette, PCS-ing…the list could go on and on. I think having a parallel resource for service members and their families would be invaluable, especially if you provided the same straight talk as you have in your book!

    • Vern 07/14/2014 at 9:42 am - Reply

      I think you’re right on with that Alexandra. I wish back in 1984 when I got there in the Air Force at Hickam AFB, there would have been something – a booklet about moving to the islands in the military. Today there must be some bloggers that have taken it online and tell all about military moves to Oahu. I haven’t searched recently, but I’m sure there must be some decent sites out there on the topic. If not, you should definitely get one started! Glad you liked my book! Good luck in Hawaii… Aloha, Vern

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