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What Is Your First and Last Name?

Jon Blum

Do You Have a Website or Something Else You Would Like Us To Link To?

Maui Hawaii Blog (

Which Hawaiian Islands Have You Lived On?


How Many Years and Months Did You Spend Living in Hawaii?

11 years part time resident

How Many Members of Your Family Stayed in Hawaii With You?

Spouse and Me

Pets – Choose One That Applies

No pets.

If You Had a Pet, Would You Recommend Pet Owners Moving to Hawaii Bring Their Pets to the Islands?


Was Your Income Adequate to Do 90% of What You Wanted To Do Beyond Your Normal Living Expenses?

I am retired and I am busy all day every day, never enough time to do everything.

What Were Your Main Activities Outside of Work – And, Did You Find You Had Enough to Keep You Occupied?

My hobbies are writing about Maui, showing visiting friends the sights of Maui, astronomy, photography, making web pages, watching rented movies, and grandchildren.

Did You Find It Easy to Make New Friends in Hawaii? And, Were People “Like You” Easy to Find?


Did You Experience Any Incidents of Racial Discrimination, Hate, Etc? Can You Please Explain As Much As You’re Willing?


What Did You Think About the Traffic and Parking Situation?

Too much traffic, not enough roads being widened on the west side. No problem with parking.

What Do You Like Most About Living in Hawaii?

1. Warm weather
2. Beautiful scenery
3. Friendly people 

What Did You Dislike Most About Living in Hawaii?

1. Thousands of miles away from most places and people
2. Not top quality big-city medical care

Rate Your Happiness Living in Hawaii…

1 – As happy as I can be.

Did You Have Any Experience With Public or Private Schools in Hawaii?

No experience

Was There Enough Shopping On the Island?

Not enough choices in the stores

Roughly How Much Money Did You Spend on Food Each Month?

No answer.

Do You Have (Did You Have) a Business in Hawaii?


Is Hawaii the Ultimate Place to Live Whether You Have Money or Not?


Anything Else You Want to Say?

If you are thinking of moving to Hawaii and working to support yourself, think again. The cost of living is extremely high and pay is not adequate for that high cost.


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Vern’s Comments

Thanks for answering the survey Jon! If you have anything to add or say and you want to use as a forum, just let me know. Thanks for your links in the past. We are planning on a move back to the islands in the next couple of years. Hope to see you then!


If you have any friends that would like to take the survey Jon, can you point them to it? Mahalos!

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If you have lived in Hawaii in the past or present, and you would like to take this short survey – here is the link:

Hawaii Resident Questionnaire (click)