Hawaii/living in Kauai


wendy wrote at 2008-10-21 01:13:26
Hi Jodi,

I was born and raised on Kauai, Sounds like for more of the nightlife, you would rather much want to live on the island of Oahu.  There is a bus system that runs till late at night so having a car is not required.  Although Kauai will always be my home, I live on Oahu and there's is so much to do.  At your age, living on Oahu has more things to do.  More people who like to retire from the mainland likes to move to Kauai, and that's the truth. More job opportunities here on Oahu too.  You will grow more.  Trust me...


Regina wrote at 2015-09-03 20:55:37
In my opinion, Kapaa is a great place to start.  Also note, that since this post, there have been many changes on the island. #1 there is now a shuttle/bus service that you can use island wide.  #2. Get a Costco card - helps tremendously with savings on food and gas. Especially useful for items you can and want to stock up on, or can freeze.  #3. You can find something to rent that is more short term (6 month lease) etc and decide where you love living most and how it works for your job.

I just moved to Kauai in June and am sharing my experiences on my blog http://www.freedom2livelifewell.com  




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I can answer most questions about moving to the islands and living on the Big Island (all over), Oahu (Windward) and Kauai. I can answer most vacation questions (especially about those three islands), outdoor activities, kids' activities, camping, and traveling on a budget. I love sharing facts and stories about Hawaii's people and traditions, cultural places and events, holidays, language, music, and plants and animals. I don't have much first-hand knowledge of the resorts, other than visiting their gardens, events, etc.


Your experience in the area: Lived in Hawaii for 10 years, taught school (including Hawaiiana) and raised children in Hawaii. Moved back to West Coast, U.S. in 2002. Grew up with family Hawaii connections. Vacations in Hawaii include a 2004 camping trip on Oahu. Since I'm a Webmaster of a Hawaii travel Website and planning to move back to the islands in 2007, I keep up to date! When I don't have an answer, I use my reporting skills to find an accurate one. I'm very good at research.

Grants Pass Hawaiian Club, Aunty Maile's Hula Halau (until she moved back to Oahu).

Ashland Daily Tidings (A&E), Southern-Exposure Travel Magazine, Grants Pass Daily Courier, Rogue River Press, regional women's magazines, several Websites (outdoors and Hawaii) and my Website, CoconutRoads.com

Bachelors, Education (High School)

Awards and Honors
Four awards for my reporting from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers' Associations.

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