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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 do you create relationships with community in Hawaii?

You asked: "How do you create relationships with community 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 do you create relationships with community in Hawaii?2019-02-06T07:45:42+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

How do you deal with the heavy cost of living in Hawaii?

You asked: "How do you deal with the heavy cost of 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...

How do you deal with the heavy cost of living in Hawaii?2019-02-06T07:38:56+00:00

You asked: What are the best hiking tips for Oahu hikes?

One of our newsletter subscribers asked us: What are the best hiking tips for Oahu hikes? And because our local girl Aina literally grew up hiking on Oahu, she decided to answer.  So if you want a the perspective of a local, this one's for you. Read: "Top 5 Oahu Hiking Tips" now What?

You asked: What are the best hiking tips for Oahu hikes?2018-09-24T08:30:40+00:00

How much money should you save to move to Hawaii?

You asked: "How much money should you save to move to 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 much money should you save to move to Hawaii?2019-02-06T07:38:32+00:00

Is Hawaii too crowded? Overpopulated?

You asked: "Is Hawaii too crowded? Overpopulated?". 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...

Is Hawaii too crowded? Overpopulated?2019-02-06T07:37:56+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

How Dangerous are Scorpions and Centipedes in Hawaii?

You asked: "How Dangerous are Scorpions and Centipedes 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 Dangerous are Scorpions and Centipedes in Hawaii?2019-02-06T07:21:20+00:00

The simple pleasures of snorkeling in Hawaii

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

The simple pleasures of snorkeling in Hawaii2018-09-04T07:30:33+00:00

Hawaii’s great weather – what does it really mean?

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

Hawaii’s great weather – what does it really mean?2018-07-30T07:04:59+00:00

Don’t be fooled: Honolulu is awesome!

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

Don’t be fooled: Honolulu is awesome!2018-07-16T09:10:51+00:00