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So You Want to Live in Hawaii Paperback – February 1, 1999
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Hawaii. Paradise. Gentle breezes, sunshine, coconuts and bananas falling into your lap, beautiful scenery, great recreational opportunities. All true (well, almost all), and all there for the tourist. But what about permanent residents? Polancy's guide is essential for anyone seriously contemplating relocation. A Kauai entrepreneur learned only after the fact that her home-operated business would be severely hampered by the limit of only one telephone line in her condo and the absence of home postal delivery, with a year-long wait for a P.O. box. While a military assignment can be considered a transfer to paradise, the financial realities, including higher rent, insurance, utilities, and food, may cause a plunge into personal bankruptcy. Polancy provides useful information on the pluses and minuses of each island, facilities for children, and such delights as tsunamis and hurricanes, rats, head lice, roaches, crime, and DUI penalties. Read this first if you're thinking of moving to paradise. Highly recommended for large public libraries.?Thomas K. Fry, Penrose Lib., Univ. of Denver
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Awesome! Polancy strips away many stereotypes and provides meaningul information and specific assistance without destroying the romance and opportunity that still is Hawaii. The book is a must for visitors and kama'aina alike. -- State Senator Sam Slom, director,Small Business Hawaii
It hs beena blessing to us to read such a resourceful book. The information gave us much insight into our possible move the islands. -- Sandra Schmidt, Malibu, California
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It's a little out of date now or I'd give it 5 stars. For the most part it gives a heads up on what you can expect. Hopefully. We'll know more when we actually visit. :)
I recommend reading this whether you are coming for a visit or to stay. You'll never forget what it said.
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I have been to Hawaii twice, as a tourist on Kauai, and as a house guest on the Big Island.Read more