If you decide to live off base, keep in mind the traffic. No, and I mean no one, is in a rush to do anything, so you shouldn’t be either. You pretty much receive a lei for any special occasion. You’ll probably be living in flip-flops (“slippahs”) anyway so it won’t make too much of a difference. So if you’ve got the travel bug, here is your chance! Even with the construction, it will always be a nightmare. Buy used items for larger ticket items: vehicles, furniture, appliances.
Between our marriage license, wedding bands, the hotel room(for the week), and the gas for me to drive to and from North Carolina, we didn’t even spend $1k.
I was then able to save up more money to make the move to North Carolina a couple months later.
If there is a violent crime, it will take up the local news for a long time since it happens so infrequently. Pearl Harbor/Arizona, Dole Plantation, Luaus, North Shore. Have you ever camped on a beach and watch the sunrise or sunset? If you’re not one for the outdoors, there is the Hale Koa Hotel (a military hotel) right in Waikiki.
There are plenty of activities in Hawaii, you just have to explore. 9) Sending a pet is not as hard as everyone makes it seem. MWR also offers kennels to take care your furry pals if you leave the island for a vacation.
Not to mention for whatever reason, you’ll hear the newest music at least a month later than on the mainland. No, no, not just Don Ho but there are contemporary Hawaiian reggae artists and stations that are quite popular.
Concerts are also popular, but be prepared to line up early for tickets. Visit ITT or LTS (otherwise known as the military ticket office) to learn about all of the activities and excursions that are available.Your COLA (Cost of Living Allowance) is also higher here. Kama’aina is a new word that you will use frequently. or in Hawaii business terms “having a military id”.You can get kama’aina discounts on hotels, events, and activities with your military id. You’ll hear the same music over and over and over again on the radio.If you have a big truck, you might have to be that jerk that takes up two spots. Check these out first before you make any major purchases.Speaking of trucks, Since the speed limit is no higher than 60 anyway, people can ride in the bed of a truck legally. The Aloha Swap Meet is famous so venture there for any gifts or items you may use.It was so nice to not have to worry about caterers and florists and whether or not my dress would fit right. All I had to do was make sure I had the necessary documents with me to obtain our marriage license and pack something to wear. It was nice to not have pressure from everyone else in my life about all the details of the day. I loved not having so many people staring at us while we said our vows or had our first kiss. And like I mentioned above, I loved not having the pressure from family and friends to have my wedding day a certain way.