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Five Reasons to Make Hawaii Your Home-Base of Travel Operations

Travel is a life-changing experience. It introduces you to new cultures, builds friendships around the world, and makes for awesome stories.

The biggest barrier to travel is time and money. Yet, are they really? A weekend excursion is more than enough to explore an area if you keep it refined. Money doesn’t become an issue if you make travel your main priority. Obviously, this is making presumptions about lifestyles but I’m a firm believer that if you have travel in your blood then you’ll find a way.

So what does this have to do with Hawaii?

Hawaii is already an amazing destination but there’s more to it. Hawaii is centered at just the right area to be an amazing “base of operations” for those that love to travel.

Let me explain…

Income Properties

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The realty in Hawaii is only going in one direction: up.

The limited space and restrictions on development make the state a prime investment. Before long all the available spaces will be bought up. The number of residents has doubled since 2000 and it’s only growing. Plus, you’ve got the tourism industry that’s chugging along with it.

Want to fuel your travels? How about turning the home into one of the hottest spots for tourists by using AirBnB or one of the many other property rental platforms? You can charge quite a premium that will allow you to keep going on your next trip.


Consider the idea of country hopping – if you’re centered on the middle of it all then your flights are cheaper and not gruelingly long.

Example: Hawaii to Tokyo: Under 9 hours. Hawaii to Rio de Janeiro: 25 hours (would be shorter if not for multiple stops) Hawaii to NYC: 11 hours. Hawaii to Sydney: 12.5 hours

Once you’re within these areas you’re only a skip away from other exciting adventures because these too become hubs of your Worldly travel!

Temperate Weather

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The weather averages for Hawaii are between 78F and 85F which makes it very consistent throughout the year. This means you’re going to save money on attire which could be recouped into your travels.

Bring a full wardrobe over from the mainland and you’ll be set for as long as you need – no sudden swings in the weather that require going out to dress down or wrap up!

Eliminating Common Costs

Hawaii has a reputation for being an expensive place to live and although the housing prices may be high and some items come at a premium… you’re saving a great deal of money in other expenses such as A) entertainment and B) transportation.

Hawaii is a series of islands so depending on where you live you can often just walk to where you need to go. As for entertainment – you’ve got the beach, hiking, camping, and almost all other fun activities found on the mainland. Most of them are free!

Job Market

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The job market in Hawaii is one of the best in the country. The tourism industry is the major factor at play here but since the islands are so far removed there is a great demand for people of all walks of life and careers to fill much-needed positions.

The median income of a similar job on the mainland pays higher in Hawaii, too. Unemployment is low.

The top industries (for Honolulu) include, health care & social assistance, accommodation & food services and construction

There’s placement for you! You’ll be able to save up for your next trip with no troubles plus you’re already in an envious travel destination, to begin with!


Hawaii is a great “base of operations” that go well beyond this list. The islands are in perfect proximity to begin hopping around the globe. The jobs are well-paying. Life is easy. Perhaps next time you take a trip to Hawaii you may just stay.

Where would you locate if it meant you could easily travel around the World?

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; a website dedicated to opening your eyes to the wild & natural world.

Committed to bringing you the best in adventure travel from all around the globe, there is no mountain too high, and no fete too extreme! They haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on their list.

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