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Hawaii is the 50th state, and by far the most exhilarating. Hawaii is the ultimate place to live if you can afford it. This category has information and tips about living in Hawaii to help you make the transition there. Hawaii includes all the Hawaiian islands: Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai, Kahoolawe, Ni’Ihau, and Big Island.

Sun Exposure in Hawaii is Not a Joke

Sun exposure in Hawaii is not a joke. Visitors to the islands suffer from painful sunburns on the first day of their vacation and it can make the rest of the week unpleasant. Sunscreen is important! Sun Exposure in Hawaii Means Direct Sunlight We all know how the Northern Hemisphere of the Earth tilts towards

Sun Exposure in Hawaii is Not a Joke2019-06-03T08:25:33-10:00

What Makes Diamond Head Beach Great

What Makes Diamond Head Beach Great Reason #1: Secluded Beach Diamond Head beach is relatively secluded compared to most beaches in the area.  That Kahala area has a lot of attractions and residential areas, so it can be congested during peak tourist times.  The last time I was at Diamond Head beach was the week

What Makes Diamond Head Beach Great2019-06-10T08:30:59-10:00

Secret places at Makapuu Lighthouse Hike

The Makapuu Lighthouse hike is fun, easy and kid-friendly. It offers some amazing views, like most hikes in the islands do, and readily available parking! That’s always a plus, especially in Hawaii. The hike also offers some hidden secrets that I love most about it, like geocaching and tidepools. Makapuu Tidepools A set of unique

Secret places at Makapuu Lighthouse Hike2019-04-08T07:29:21-10:00

Our 4 Favorite East Oahu Neighborhoods

Our Favorite East Oahu Neighborhood #1: Hawaii Kai Hawaii Kai is a residential area with many homes, townhomes and some condominium buildings.  Although there are some high rises in this area, it’s not like the Waikiki area or your typical urban neighborhood. Hawaii Kai is home to young families, and retirement age groups.  There are

Our 4 Favorite East Oahu Neighborhoods2019-02-28T07:49:58-10:00

Hawaii snorkeling tips – from a local

Snorkeling is one of our favorite Hawaii outdoor things to do - so here are Hawaii snorkeling tips based on what we've learned in our many years of snorkeling here. Hawaii snorkeling tips #1 - Fins are necessary Most people forget to bring fins when snorkeling because it’s not considered an essential item. Typically only

Hawaii snorkeling tips – from a local2019-01-08T08:11:54-10:00

How will moving to Hawaii affect your family relationships?

Family is a huge part of everyone's life and moving to Hawaii will have a profound effect on your family relationships. I created this video to show you 5 different ways you will be affected. Let me know what you think and subscribe to the channel!  

How will moving to Hawaii affect your family relationships?2019-02-06T07:34:04-10:00

Five cautions at beaches in Hawaii you should be aware of

There are cautions at beaches in Hawaii, even though long sandy shores seem harmless and easy. Rough surf and undertows can take a person by surprise and unexpectedly drag them out; fighting a current is futile so you need to know these things before you go.   1. Big surf Beaches that are overlooked by lifeguards

Five cautions at beaches in Hawaii you should be aware of2019-02-16T08:06:03-10:00

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 Hawaii, but let’s talk about things you won’t need anymore once you

Five things you won’t need after moving to Hawaii2019-02-16T08:05:43-10:00

5 things you’ll never do again after moving to Hawaii

Hawaii offers a lot of things for you to do, but it also takes away a lot of things. Here are the 5 things you'll never do again after moving to Hawaii.   1. You'll never scrape ice off your car in the mornings after moving to Hawaii When I first started driving on the mainland,

5 things you’ll never do again after moving to Hawaii2019-02-12T07:55:55-10:00