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About Peter Kay

I’ve lived Hawaii since the mid ‘80s when I moved here at the age of 21. I arrived site-unseen in Honolulu with zero contacts and about $5k in savings. I worked from nearly zero and today Hawaii has given me the greatest gifts in the world in all aspects: spiritually, financially, romantically (married since early ‘90s w/ 2 children), and most important, peace. My goal with this site is to share the magic of this Land of Aloha and help others who are on a similar quest.

How on earth can you afford living in Hawaii?

For most people vacationing in Hawaii, all it takes is one trip to the grocery store or a quick scan of the real estate classifieds to get hit with extreme sticker shock.  Yes, not only is it super expensive to live here, but most jobs pay significantly less than their mainland counterparts.  So the inevitable

How on earth can you afford living in Hawaii?2019-03-01T07:38:00-10:00

What’s the best way to get plugged in with people in Hawaii?

You asked: "What's the best way to get plugged in with people in Hawaii?". Watch this short YouTube for the answer and check out this Q&A playlist for lots of other answers. Got a question I haven’t already answered? Send me yours in this form and I might answer it on YouTube! Loading...

What’s the best way to get plugged in with people in Hawaii?2019-02-06T07:53:57-10:00

Are there perks or benefits for retired people living in Hawaii?

You asked: "Are there perks or benefits for retired people living in Hawaii?". Watch this short YouTube for the answer and check out this Q&A playlist for lots of other answers. Got a question I haven’t already answered? Send me yours in this form and I might answer it on YouTube! Loading...

Are there perks or benefits for retired people living in Hawaii?2019-02-06T07:52:27-10:00

The antidote for Island Fever and boredom

Island Fever is the term many use for an insatiable desire to "get off the rock".  Personally, I've never had it.  In fact, I'd say I have the exact opposite "Island Glue" (my term) which is to say I don't want to go anywhere off the island! That said, while you might not get Island

The antidote for Island Fever and boredom2019-02-28T07:31:44-10:00

How is the air quality in Hawaii?

You asked: "How is the air quality in Hawaii?". Watch this short YouTube for the answer and check out this Q&A playlist for lots of other answers. Got a question I haven’t already answered? Send me yours in this form and I might answer it on YouTube! Loading...

How is the air quality in Hawaii?2019-03-13T07:22:52-10:00

Is Hawaii right for you? Are you sure? Maybe not!

According to some reports, more people move out rather than move in to Hawaii each year.  It's easy to fall in love with Hawaii, but for many it's more of a one-night stand than a long term relationship.  Our local girl Aina gives you 3 reasons why it may not be for you. Read: "Top

Is Hawaii right for you? Are you sure? Maybe not!2019-01-29T08:03:18-10:00

Why are there so many tent cities and homeless in Hawaii?

You asked: "Why are there so many tent cities and homeless in Hawaii?". Watch this short YouTube for the answer and check out this Q&A playlist for lots of other answers. Got a question I haven’t already answered? Send me yours in this form and I might answer it on YouTube! Loading...

Why are there so many tent cities and homeless in Hawaii?2019-02-08T06:40:40-10:00

You asked: How do normal people afford the cost of living?

Hawaii's un-affordability is surely the biggest obstacle for most people that want to live here and trust me, it's a much bigger problem for those are actually living here. It's a big topic with many dimensions so we'd answer one of your questions and with 3 simple ways the locals try to offset one of

You asked: How do normal people afford the cost of living?2019-01-22T07:07:25-10:00

You asked: Are all the locals rude and hateful to people from the lower 48?

I love getting your questions like this one from a subscriber that filled out our content survey form: Are all the locals rude and hateful to people from the lower 48? I've had some negative experiences that have decreased my interest in relocating there. The simple quick answer is "No, not all".  It's almost like

You asked: Are all the locals rude and hateful to people from the lower 48?2018-11-26T07:14:59-10:00