Aloha, E Komo Mai. Welcome to our website. Do you want to move to Hawaii, and live in Paradise everyday? Would you like to vacation in Hawaii 365 days a year? Our no-nonsense, "Complete Mover's Guide to Hawaii" will provide you with all the information you need to make an intelligent decision concerning your possible move to Hawaii. Find out what it takes to "Survive & Thrive" in this island Paradise. You have questions. . . we have answers. Good answers. Not from some great author...or a huge corporation, just from common, ordinary folks who did it, and who also know what it takes to live on this paradise isle. We formed Paradise Relocation Bureau to help people like you relocate to Hawaii. Let our experience benefit you.
Why move to Hawaii?
When we chose Hawaii as our vacation destination in the early 1980's we had no idea that we would someday move to this special place. From the moment we first stepped off the plane we fell in love with this magical place. The sights, sounds and smells of Hawaii permeated our entire being and we somehow knew that we would never again be the same. The Aloha Spirit already held our hearts captive! When we had to leave to go back home we cried. For the next ten years we spent every waking moment haunted by our memories. We had to come back once or twice a year to spend another 23 days at a time in our beloved Hawaii. Each time it became harder and harder to leave. We began to do research on what it would take to be able to make the move, and how we could survive financially if we did move. At the urging of family and friends we began a business. Mainland Marketing began with the marketing of "Magnificent Hawaii for Less" (a book of hints and tips for seeing Hawaii in the most cost-efficient way). That led to our receiving requests for answers to questions about Hawaii. We then became a source of answers to people's questions about Hawai. About 95% of the questions we encountered were about moving to Hawaii! Thus, the Complete Mover's Guide to Hawaii was conceived, completed, published and advertised in both HAWAII and ALOHA magazines. We operated this home-based business from the mainland for three years. Finally, in February of 1992. . . ten years after we first set foot on Hawaiian soil, we were able to make the move. We chose Kailua-Kona, on the sunny coast of Hawaii's Big Island as our new island home, and knew that we would never leave! To better serve our customers we formed Paradise Relocation Bureau and expanded our advertising to include ISLANDS magazine, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel and the internet.
By popular request, in October 2000 we again expanded our business to include Hawaiian made products. We carry ono "delicious" Hawaiian food products of tea, coffee, and various mac nut products. We also are the first to carry "Coffee Cherry Tea." This wonderful tea is made from the coffee cherries of 100% Kona Coffee. This tea is the greatest! It does not taste like coffee. It has a mild flavor and is very stimulating. Just what you need to keep you alert! These are the best tasting products we have ever found here in the islands. Our products are not prepared or packaged until they have been ordered. Our coffee and mac nuts are roasted just days before shipping to you. This guarantees you the freshest products available.We also carry seeds, roots, and shoots for some the most beautiful plants available in Hawaii. All are approved for export and are ready to grow indoors or outdoors. Our Handcrafted items are just the thing to give you that daily reminder dose of the Aloha spirit.
Wow, sounds great, but isn't Hawaii expensive?
As residents of Kailua-Kona we love the island lifestyle and we ignore any grumbling by others about high prices and other negative comments. Prices may be higher on some things, but there are many things here that make the high prices worth it. We have merchants who give free phone calls on Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day. At Thanksgiving and Christmas you can get turkeys for $6.00 to $8.00 apiece. And most of the time you don't' even have to make a minimum purchase. Most people here are not wealthy and struggle to make it. One great benefit of living in Hawaii is that we pay less for our travel in the islands, and the places we go and foods we consume, because that is one of the "perks" we enjoy as residents of paradise. With the introduction of K-Mart and Wal-Mart to our islands we now have "mainland pricing" on many items. Ten years ago shopping was quite an adventure without them.
So...what makes Hawaii so special?
We have great weather with rain mostly at night to water our garden and plants. We have the longest life expectancy, and our senior citizens are considered to be a valuable source for guidance and wisdom, not disposable like they are in many other states. And . . . jobs are available for them if they want to work. They aren't put out to pasture here when they reach retirement age. Imagine someone who has been around longer than us actually might know something more about life than we do! Isn't that a novel idea in today's world? Our dress is comfortable�no panty hose or high heels for most jobs. Gas is high, but when you are only driving a few miles to work each way it doesn't really matter�you don't use that much. Businesses are consolidated into a relatively small area with the residential areas nearby. Our summers are great, and we enjoy the snow on Mauna Kea and don't have to shovel it out of our driveway to get to work in the morning only to have it pushed right back by snowplows during the night. We may have an occasional hurricane, brush fire, or mild earthquake, but we don't have cyclones, riots, mudslides, tornadoes, unbearable temperatures (hot and cold), road rage, bombings, school shootings, or racial tension. People here actually stop and wave you into intersections and traffic. Another novel idea . . . people who are kind to one another. I can think of a lot worse things than that. No one is trying to make a fashion statement here, and you don't have to worry about keeping up with your next door neighbor. Our taxes are low, our streets and highways well cared for, and we don't have to contend with potholes or icy roads. We don't need air conditioning or heating, seasonal clothes or snow boots. Our windows and patio doors are always open and are hardly ever closed. We have warm tropical breezes to cool us and all the ocean you could possibly want for surfing, swimming, or just to sit back and look at after a hard day at work. We have lots of tourists, mongoose and geckos but no snakes.
Why we could never leave...and why you should join us
We may have higher costs, but we have friends on the mainland and overseas who are jealous of what even we middle income Hawaii residents are lucky enough to have. When we left Missouri we landed in a tropical paradise full of beautiful, wonderful smelling flowers and a bountiful supply of culture. What a wonderful thing to share in the rich cultures of other races. The abundance of foods from the many cultures will bring you many pleasant surprises! I don't think I could live without manapua, poi mochi and malasadas! We sold most of the clothes we brought and traded high heels and dress shoes for slippers and sneakers, and suits and ties for aloha shirts and shorts. We fell in love with the gentle people living in harmony and the ultra-casual lifestyle and knew we'd stay FOREVER! We still find it hard to believe that we are actually residents of this special place. We work hard but play harder. Other islands are only a half-hour flight away and what better way to spend a three-day weekend than by getting away to see the shows and sites on the other islands. Have we convinced you yet? Please view the rest of our site and then check out our special offer! We look forward to hearing from you!
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