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Here you’ll find how-to’s, tips, reviews of products and services, and other resources that will ease your transition and make your new life and home in Hawaii as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.


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Moving to Hawaii

Which Hawaiian Island Should You Move To

Which Hawaiian Island Should You Move To?

Deciding on which of the six major islands in Hawaii to call home is a nice problem to have. They are all beautiful and have something to offer their residents ...
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Shipping Household Items To Hawaii

Shipping Household Items To Hawaii

The moving process is never easy, but moving all your stuff to Hawaii is particularly challenging in that it requires not only land transport, but also ocean or air transport ...
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Ship a car to Hawaii

How to Ship a Car to Hawaii: The Ultimate Guide

If you’re planning a move to Hawaii, you might wonder if it’s worth shipping your current car, motorcycle, or boat overseas, or if you should just replace it once you’re ...
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Cost of Living in Hawaii

Which Hawaiian Island Should You Move To

Which Hawaiian Island Should You Move To?

Deciding on which of the six major islands in Hawaii to call home is a nice problem to have. They are all beautiful and have something to offer their residents ...
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Most Affordable Neighborhoods In Hawaii. Oahu

Most Affordable Neighborhoods In Hawaii, Pt. 1: Oahu

Everyone knows that housing in Hawaii is expensive. In fact, when compared to other U.S. states, Hawaii’s average rent is the highest. But rents vary greatly throughout the state, depending ...
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Grocery Prices In Hawaii

Grocery Prices in Hawaii: Food Costs in 2021

A common question I see posted on forum threads about moving to Hawaii is: "What are the grocery prices in hawaii like?" This question seems to spring from the common ...
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Hawaiian Lifestyle

Men Dress For Success In Hawaii

Men: Dress For Success In Hawaii

A few days ago, I wrote about the vaguely defined “business casual” dress code for women in Hawaii. After doing some research on behalf of my male readers, I’m happy ...
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Women: Dress For Success In Hawaii

Women: Dress For Success In Hawaii

Today I had an interview with the APEC hosting committee, to work as a volunteer at the upcoming APEC summit in Honolulu. It was an easy interview and lasted only ...
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Which Hawaiian Island Should You Move To

Which Hawaiian Island Should You Move To?

Deciding on which of the six major islands in Hawaii to call home is a nice problem to have. They are all beautiful and have something to offer their residents ...
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Education

Private Schools In Hawaii. Grades PreK-12

Private Schools In Hawaii: Grades PreK-12

NOTE: If you’re interested in finding a private school for a child age 15 months-6 years, I recommend also reading my post Preschools In Hawaii. In 2009, average test scores ...
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Getting a Hawaii Drivers License Or State ID

Getting a Hawaii Driver License Or State ID

How to Get a Hawaiian Drivers Licence If you have an unexpired driver's license from another U.S. state, Canada, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, or the ...
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Learn English In Hawaii

Learn English In Hawaii

Hawaii (and in particular, Honolulu) is teeming with English-language instruction schools. Many (but not all) cater to foreign nationals who want to live in Hawaii on an F-1 student visa, ...
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Jobs in Hawaii

Men Dress For Success In Hawaii

Men: Dress For Success In Hawaii

A few days ago, I wrote about the vaguely defined “business casual” dress code for women in Hawaii. After doing some research on behalf of my male readers, I’m happy ...
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Women: Dress For Success In Hawaii

Women: Dress For Success In Hawaii

Today I had an interview with the APEC hosting committee, to work as a volunteer at the upcoming APEC summit in Honolulu. It was an easy interview and lasted only ...
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Which Hawaiian Island Should You Move To

Which Hawaiian Island Should You Move To?

Deciding on which of the six major islands in Hawaii to call home is a nice problem to have. They are all beautiful and have something to offer their residents ...
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Bringing Pets to Hawaii

Before You Move To Hawaii, Answer These Questions

Before You Move To Hawaii, Answer These Questions

If living in Hawaii is currently your dream rather than your reality, you’re certainly not alone. And if your dream is anything like mine was, it includes year-round sunshine, going ...
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Bringing Pets To Hawaii, Step 10: Moving Day

Bringing Pets To Hawaii, Step 10: Moving Day

Step 1: Prohibited Animals Step 2: Vaccinations Step 3: Microchip Step 4: Blood Test Step 5: Flight Booking Step 6: Kennel Step 7: Import Form Step 8: Health Certificate Step ...
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Bringing Pets To Hawaii, Step 9: Flight Prep

Bringing Pets To Hawaii, Step 9: Flight Prep

Step 1: Prohibited Animals Step 2: Vaccinations Step 3: Microchip Step 4: Blood Test Step 5: Flight Booking Step 6: Kennel Step 7: Import Form Step 8: Health Certificate Step ...
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Finding a Home in Hawaii

Which Hawaiian Island Should You Move To

Which Hawaiian Island Should You Move To?

Deciding on which of the six major islands in Hawaii to call home is a nice problem to have. They are all beautiful and have something to offer their residents ...
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Most Affordable Neighborhoods In Hawaii. Oahu

Most Affordable Neighborhoods In Hawaii, Pt. 1: Oahu

Everyone knows that housing in Hawaii is expensive. In fact, when compared to other U.S. states, Hawaii’s average rent is the highest. But rents vary greatly throughout the state, depending ...
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Senior Citizen Benefits & Programs In Hawaii

Senior Citizen Benefits & Programs In Hawaii

Hawaii is a good place to grow old: The weather is mild year-round, the air is clean, the beautiful natural surroundings encourage outdoor activities, the pace of life is less ...
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Travel and Entertainment in Hawaii

Hawaiian Luau

Hawaiian Luau

What is Luau? Attending Luau is an essential part of entertaining program of any guest of Hawaii. But what is Luau? For locals Luau is a nice way to celebrate ...
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Watching whales in Hawaii

Watching whales in Hawaii

Watching whales is the most popular entertainment in winter months in Hawaii. The world population of humpback whales counts about 10-15 thousands of species. About a thousand of whales come ...
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Night shows in Hawaii

Night shows in Hawaii

The most known night shows in Hawaii Night shows are the most popular type of entertainment on the islands. There is the greatest choice of shows and events suited to ...
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