Making the Move to Hawaii

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Providing a diverse landscape, Hawaii offers thrills and excitement for many living on the mainland. With so many Americans working from home, there's never been a better moment to pack your bags and relocate to your desired location. The black sand beaches have beckoned to many, eagerly awaiting their arrival.

If you can’t resist the call any longer and have decided to make the move to the small cluster of islands, this post will help you ensure you’ve got all your bases covered before your adventure begins. 

Hawaii’s Culture and Weather

What's the big deal about Hawaiian culture? It's quite old, having absorbed a wide range of ethnic influences and traditions over the course of its history. Hawaiian culture continues to inspire trends, fashion, and lifestyle.

The weather is, of course, a contributing aspect to the Hawaiian lifestyle.  Hawaii's hurricane season runs from June through November with most of the actual hurricane activity occurring from July to September . The good news? The islands themselves are rarely affected in any meaningful way.

Hawaii is warm all year. High temperatures in the winter are around 78 degrees Fahrenheit and 88 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. While the weather is undoubtedly one of the most important factors, it is the atmosphere that attracts visitors.

Where will you live?

Your cost of living will be more than it was in the United States, regardless of the price range you're looking at or your income level. Set your budget and, while you're at it, decide what kind of living quarters you require. If you work from home, for example, you might want to consider having a location with enough space for a work desk.

Consider your Vehicle

If you're wanting to get around on your own wheels, you may consider shipping the vehicle you already own. What goes into shipping a car to or from Hawaii? Auto transport to Hawaii is not as difficult as most people believe. The trick is to choose a vehicle transport business like AmeriFreight with thousands of five star auto transport reviews. With years of experience, they can easily walk you through the steps for transporting your vehicle to the islands. 

If you're wondering what it will cost to transport your vehicle, take a look at a pricing calculator for your shipment.

The next step is to reach out to one of AmeriFreight's certified customer service agents and allow them to review the shipping process with you. 

Prepare your Vehicle

Make sure to remove all of your personal belongings and clean the car inside and out. For the purposes of loading and unloading your vehicle you will want to make sure that you have a quarter tank of gas. 

You should also turn off your car's alarm and double-check that your tires are properly inflated. You can have a short tune-up before shipping to make sure everything is running properly, but it is not a requirement.

When your automobile is delivered, you or someone you've designated inspects it for any damage or problems. If everything appears to be in order, all you have to do is sign the inspection report and you're done!


Kama’aina refers to someone who currently resides in Hawaii.   In Hawaii, many establishments provide a kama’aina rate. This is a frequently substantial discount for locals that is primarily offered at restaurants, hotels, and tourist sites. Over time, this policy has expanded to encompass long-term residents as well. This discount is frequently offered if you have resided on the island for ten years or more.

If you're a newcomer, make sure you receive your Hawaiian driver's license as soon as possible. Many businesses now offer "kama'aina discounts" to anyone with a valid local ID.

Feel the Ocean Breeze

Finally, take advantage of your incredible new home by being open to all the adventure and new experiences the islands have to offer. When you're living like a true Hawaiian local, it's difficult to remain hobby-less. You can go rock climbing, stroll along lovely beaches, learn to surf like a pro, and watch breathtaking sunsets.

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