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About Peter KayI’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.
Snorkeling is one of those relatively simple, safe, and really fun things to do and every island has its snorkeling treasures. On Oahu of course it's Hanauma Bay and I have so many wonderful memories of taking my little girls there nearly every weekend. They've all grown up now and they still go with their
Yes, of course Hawaii has the best weather in the world. OK, we got that. But what does that really mean? How does that affect your daily life? We put together this article to give you some day-in-the-life practical reasons why we just can't get enough of Hawaii's perfect weather. Read: "Why we love the
If you've never been to Hawaii there's a good chance you've been led to believe that Honolulu is either too "touristy" or crowded or expensive. Well, while it is touristy, crowded, and expensive, so are the other islands. Don't get me wrong, each island has remote areas with wide open spaces that are neither touristy nor
Whatever your time zone, in the winter months you're one hour closer to Hawaii and that's because we don't follow daylight savings time. Why is that? Our local girl Aina spells it out and it's pretty interesting. Read: "Does Hawaii have Daylight Savings Time?" now
You will experience a lot of change in your grocery shopping patterns in Hawaii and it won't just be a result of the high price shock. The climate and culture puts forth many changes and our local girl Aina has put out a few differences you might be interested in reading about. Read: "How
I remember discovering plate lunches after I first moved here in the 80s and immediately started gaining weight after partaking. These plate lunches seemed to be designed for big construction workers that needed thousands of calories to do their job, not a computer deskworker like me. But regardless, if you really want a true taste
One of the most frequent questions I get is about what it costs to move to Hawaii. So in addition to our free tool that gives you an instant estimate of the cost to move to Hawaii, I wrote up an in-depth page on what you can do to reduce your moving costs by thousands
If you've wondered what it costs to move to Hawaii, there's finally a tool that will give you an instant answer without the hassle of having to be contacted by someone for "more information". Fill out the form below (if you're on mobile it might be easier to open the form in a new browser
Hawaii is the most beautiful place on earth and sometimes that outward physical beauty overwhelms the real secret of Hawaii which is its incredible spiritual power. The spiritually-minded who have been visited Hawaii will attest to the depth and breadth of this hidden world. This article gives you a taste of what I'm talking about
Hawaii has so much to offer. The natural diversity is really incredible. There truly is something here for everyone except an arctic climate! So if I wanted to take a "staycation", where would I go? Our local girl Aina did a great job in writing up these places. One of them is so special to
If you had to boil down what really makes Hawaii so amazing, it has to be its people. Sure the weather is great but there are (arguably) other places with great weather too. But our people and our values is what really stands out. Our local girl Aina wrote up a piece on what makes