Moving to Hawaii!

Hawaii is the ultimate place to live on the face of the earth. I haven’t seen it all, but I’ve seen Hawaii. Some say that is enough. I have had amazing times while living in Hawaii, and also some rough times. Through it all I have to say, the Hawaiian Islands are a great place to visit, to retire, or to live and work for the rest of your life.

As you know, Hawaii is part of the United States of America, yet you might question that as your plane touches down and you step out into the airport. Caucasians are a minority in Hawaii. Asians are in greater number – especially Japanese and Filipinos. I’ve met people from the mainland USA, Canada, Sweden, England, Germany, Australia, Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti, Guam, Philippines, Japan, Korea, Thailand, China, and Indonesia living in the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii is truly a wonderful melting pot of race and culture.

At present I know a number of people living in the islands that are all from different backgrounds and socio-economic strata. One friend lives on the island of Kauai working on a farm for a few hours each day. He rents half of a small house. He makes just over $1,000 USD per month. He has been living like this for about five years now with no signs of leaving. I know a married couple living on Oahu making tens of thousands of dollars each month doing time-share sales. They own a beautiful house in Kailua, and another home on Maui. They are also not leaving anytime soon.

Though everyone knows the cost of living is high in Hawaii, it is tied to how you choose to live. Probably you could live in Hawaii too if you made it your goal to do so. There is a lot to know, but I’ll do my best to give you what you need here in the pages of this book.

My goal is to help you come to a decision – can you, or can’t you – move to Hawaii and make it?

Anybody can jump on a plane, stay a month, and admit failure. I want to give you as much as I know about all that is involved in moving to Hawaii, so you can decide yourself – go for it – or, not.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could live Hawaii for at least a year?

In this book I cover both the positive and negative aspects of living in this amazing place. I tried hard to balance the good and bad of living in this amazing place. I was cautious not to overemphasize either the good or bad – but I wanted to present many examples of both sides so you could have a more realistic picture of what it is really like living in what I consider to be America’s most beautiful state.

So, be careful not to focus entirely on the positive aspects of moving to the islands, and definitely do not focus on the negative either. If you do end up moving to Hawaii – go with open eyes, and an open mind – ready to experience the best and worst the islands have to offer. For me, and most people that move here, the positives outweigh the negatives. By a large factor! You’ll never know this until you give it a try yourself.

If you have any comments you want to give me, just drop me a note at the Contact Form in the ABOUT link at the top of the site here. I love to receive email from people looking to move to the islands, or from those that that have already moved and are in the middle of giving it their best shot. Frequently I turn email into blog posts here at the site so other people can benefit from the questions and answers.

 

Article originally authored by Vern Lovic and any expressed opinions are his own.