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How to Move to Hawaii: Checklist and Budget

Moving anywhere, even if it’s just down the street, is a stressful and expensive endeavor. Moving to Hawaii is in a league of its own. If you’re ready to live the island life… take a few breaths, start saving some serious cash and get ready for some big changes.

*As a disclaimer; this budget is based off of myself (8.5 months pregnant during the move, by the way), my husband and our dog, Bruce. We moved from Colorado to the Big Island of Hawaii. Budgets will obviously vary if you’re a single person, big family or have pets.

Budget breakdown:

Shipping personal items: $1,500

Dog expenses (vet visits, permits, plane ticket, crate, etc.): $1,250

Shipping vehicle: $1,000

2 one-way plane tickets: $550

Airport baggage fees (we had a lot of baggage): $350

Miscellaneous travel expenses (hotels, gas, food etc.): $400

TOTAL for 2 people and a dog: $5,050

For more details of costs and the process, keep reading… Continue reading

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Survival Guide: 9 Months Pregnant

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Mission Hawaii: Journey to the Big Island

 

Mission Hawaii: Journey to the Big Island

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Sometimes you just need a change in your life, so in the pursuit of happiness, we packed up and moved to an island in the sun. We quit our jobs to find new ones that will allow us to focus on our family, friends and life. Now it’s all about ohana and a whole lot of aloha.

Did I mention we did this while I was 8.5 months pregnant?!

Things You Can’t Do When You’re Pregnant

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When you can’t ride roller coasters, eat raw meat or clean a litter box… what are you supposed to do with your weekend? Drink of choice for happy hour: Pickle Juice Margarita (just pickle juice really).

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Top 10 Movies to Watch While Pregnant

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Growing a human being inside of you is hard work. Taking some time to relax, watch a good movie and enjoy feeling your little alien kick inside you is just what the doctor ordered. Here are my top 10 pregnancy movies to watch when you’re knocked up. (Hint: husbands secretly like them too, even if they don’t admit to it) Continue reading