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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.

You asked: How to be respectful and accepted by native Hawaiians.

This great question came from another one of our subscribers via our content survey: How to be respectful and accepted by native Hawaiians? No matter where you go in the world, it's always a good idea to respect the local culture and Hawaii is no different. I can understand though how this might take a

You asked: How to be respectful and accepted by native Hawaiians.2018-10-16T08:30:29+00:00

How are Hawaii water sports different from mainland lake water sports?

Our local girl Aina has been going to college on the mainland for a few years now so she's developed a pretty interesting perspective on differences between Hawaii and mainland life which is why we're so lucky to have here on the team.  Being raised in Hawaii around the water and a very short walk

How are Hawaii water sports different from mainland lake water sports?2018-10-08T07:36:28+00:00

You asked: Would Oahu be the ideal location for me?

One of our newsletter subscribers sent in a question: Coming from an area that is 30 minutes from mountains and 30 minutes from a small city, would Oahu be the ideal location to live? Which is one we felt particularly well-qualified to answer.  Our local girl Aina gives her perspective as to why that's true.

You asked: Would Oahu be the ideal location for me?2018-09-24T08:31:27+00:00

Help us plan a tour for people that want to move to Hawaii

If you're serious about living in Hawaii, it almost goes without saying that you need to come out here for a visit first. But because Hawaii is a fabulous visitor destination, chances are you'll have a fantastic time but won't get the reality of what it's like to live here. I'm going to fix that

Help us plan a tour for people that want to move to Hawaii2018-10-08T08:23:17+00:00

Three guilty pleasures of living in Hawaii

Many Hawaiian Islanders have what I call a "passive schadenfreude" which is to say we take pleasure in knowing we live in the greatest place on earth while others don't.  It's kinda like a local version of the the social media "I'm-here-having-this-great-time-and-you're-not" photo game that people play. Our local girl Aina wrote up 3 of the

Three guilty pleasures of living in Hawaii2018-09-07T12:27:51+00:00