A Woman Said Moving To Hawaii Was Her Biggest Regret & Here's Why She Warns People Not To Go
A TikToker named Lexi (@lovelylivingtravel) is viral for publishing her travels all over the world and showing people cheap hacks along the way. There is one place she said to avoid after she took the leap to move there for six months: Hawaii.
It might come as a surprise to many, as the island is popular for being a dream vacation destination in the U.S. with a mix of gorgeous beaches and incredible mountains. However, she notes tourism is also hurting the land.
The creator said she really regrets moving there, and her reasoning for warning others not to go won the praise of locals. They flooded her comment section, thanking her for sharing her experience and thoughts.
i regret going :( listen to natives and locals! they know best! and if they are asking people to stop coming trust them! seriously tho the island is a heavy spirit i felt it when i was there and so many bad things happen and i should have listened to those signs!! #hawaiitiktok #hawaiitravel #donottraveltohawaii #hawaiitravel
Lexi said that because Hawaii is such a sought-after long-term vacation spot for some or a potential new residence for others, it exacerbates the housing crisis for Hawaiians.
"There's kind of like a wise tale that the spirit of the island will either accept you or kick you off," she said, "The most dangerous things happened to me when I was there, and I fully believe that was the spirit telling us to get off the island."
She was unsure about people visiting the island for a quick vacation, but locals sounded off in the comment to answer her question.
"As a local and part native Hawaiian… I don’t mind people visiting as long as you respect our people, land, and learn our culture to inform others," one person replied.
So many others from the island not only agreed with this comment but also thanked the creator for spreading the message.
Now, Lexi is in Bali, showing her followers a glimpse into her world.
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