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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.

Let’s go into a fresh lava field in Hawaii

I took a trip to the Big Island and we went into the town of Kalapana which was nearly destroyed by lava flows in the 80s.  Today it's become a visitor destination to explore the lava fields. We were deep in one and I thought I'd take this very quick video to give you a

Let’s go into a fresh lava field in Hawaii 2018-04-21T10:46:29+00:00

Honolulu: the big city with the very small town feel

If someone dropped you in the middle of Honolulu and you didn't know where you were,  you would swear it's a small town (except for the traffic but that's another story).  Yet, the island of Oahu has nearly a million people.  While I've created a video to explain why people are so nice here, our local

Honolulu: the big city with the very small town feel 2018-04-21T10:21:28+00:00

Yes, we started the poke (“po-kay”) craze on the mainland

If you haven't gone for a "Poke Bowl" you don't know what you're missing and I highly recommend that (right after you read this) you drop what your're doing and head for the nearest poke bowl shop and start eating!  Poke is the Hawaiian term for marinated raw fish (typically but not necessarily Ahi tuna)

Yes, we started the poke (“po-kay”) craze on the mainland 2018-04-21T10:01:46+00:00

Magic at the summit of Mauna Kea – video

I was fortunate enough to take a trip to the summit of Mauna Kea ("White Mountain") on the Big Island of Hawaii which also happens to be the world's best location for telescopes. I had a special moment of reflection and thought to share it with you here. It's less than two minutes.    

Magic at the summit of Mauna Kea – video 2018-04-21T10:28:50+00:00

Tips on getting along with the rest of us

I always tell people that while Hawaii is a part of the United States, we're culturally as different as a foreign country. Our local girl Aina wrote up what she thinks are 5 secrets to getting along with locals. Break any of these fundamentals and you flunk, badly! Let us know what you think! Read:

Tips on getting along with the rest of us 2018-02-21T18:04:30+00:00