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1. Posted by psumper09 (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y

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Well.... I have six months to burn as i wait to get in-state tuition. I want to go someplace where i can live and work for the time and have some fun. I was thinking of Hawaii because of the friendly atmosphere but am open to suggestions!

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Boulder, Colorado. Lots of fun outdoor activities. Lots of healthy, good looking young people.

3. Posted by psumper09 (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y

I thought about going to school there but winter...ugh... a tropical location is a must!

4. Posted by Jessicaca (Budding Member 11 posts) 11y

You'll be hard pressed to find work in Hawaii (though it is an awesome place to live) unless you live in Oahu near Waikiki. That means your housing costs go up though.

Austin, Texas is really fun = great musical scene.

San Francisco is great too, but also has expensive housing. Same with New York City.

I definately agree with the Colorado comment.

Washington and Oregon are beautiful this time of year and into winter.

Of course, California all over is great. (But I'm biased) San Diego and Orange County specifically.

5. Posted by jzurdogo (Full Member 14 posts) 11y

San Francisco is great and you should be able to find work here. Portland and Seattle are nice and the cost of living is less than San Francisco.

I had a friend who lived in Hawaii for a year and was unable to find work so he had to move back to California.

6. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 11y

If you're just looking for restaurant/hotel work, I'm pretty sure you could find something on Maui though you might find it difficult to leave. The Lahaina area has tons of restaurants, bars, hotels, etc. Wailea has some big hotels too. My sister lived out there for a few years, but did have to move back just after 9/11 as tourism pretty much dried up. I'd imagine that would be sorted out by now though. The big issue being, it's not a cheap move any way you slice it. SoCal is pretty sweet and a heck of a lot closer.

I'm in agreement with the Colorado comments, but then again, it being home, I can tell it ain't nowhere near tropical.

7. Posted by psumper09 (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y

I think I'm stuck on Hawaii but don't exactly know what island or area? I've heard Maui would have jobs but finding an 'affordable' room is a challenge. Oahu was suggested... and rooms are plentiful in and around Honolulu. Any suggestions?