Hear Hawaii calling? Holly Ross has. She sent this reply to a recent blog post :
After a week on Oahu and discovering Haleiwa, I am irrevocably changed and having a hard time back in SF. I had never been so relaxed and at peace. Going back in January – already looking at houses and jobs.
Like Holly, I remember when I first fell in love with Hawaii almost 20 years ago. I fell hard, eventually uprooted my life and moved here, shining the Mainland grind forever. Before nearly everything was online, I had to learn about island living the hard way. Now it’s easy to pass along tips to make the transition from the Mainland easier. Here are a few that I’ve discovered.
Consult this book, So You Want to Live in Hawaii (2nd ed) by Toli Polancy. It’s a great place to start learning about all of Hawaii’s cultural quirks. Just because it’s the 50th state doesn’t mean living here is like the Mainland. Oh yeah, that’s the point.