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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.

Do a beach picnic at a “secret” spot on Oahu

Cromwell's is one beach most people never heard of so keep this between us, ok? :) It's one of our local girl Aina's favorite spots and she spells out why and how to get there. Pack up a solid picnic basket and plan to spend the day there. I've found some of the best beach

Visit a life-size surf mural you can safely stand right next to

There's an amazing, dramatic surf mural on O'ahu of the "Banzai" Pipeline surf spot which gives you an idea of how giant the waves can get on O'ahu's North Shore because you can walk right up to it and it's life-size. It's easy to get to and makes for a great photo-opp. Our local girl

Go bodysurfing at Sherwoods in Oahu, Hawaii

I've been bodysurfing since 1988 and to this day I make a point of going out twice a week, conditions permitting. A great beach to get started is Sherwood's on the windward side of Oahu.  Our local girl Aina gives you all the details you need to know.   Read: "Bodysurfing Sherwoods Beach Oahu

Married with 3 boys – should we move to Hawaii?

I try to reply to emails which can be helpful to others and that haven't been asked before.  Here's a good one about a mom wondering about a move to Hawaii and I've interspersed the comments with my responses.  Keep in mind that everyone's situation is different. I have not been in this exact situation

Can a Registered Sleep Technologist retire in Hawaii?

Visitor Cindy writes: I have thought about moving to Hawaii, Oahu 3yrs after I retire. Would like to know if I could afford to live there on a minimal retirement of 1800.00 a month then possibly find a part time job to also help with expenses. I am a Registered Sleep Technologist and thought I

Nurse dreams of being a pro surfer in Hawaii

Sophie from Oregon writes: Hello! My name is Sophie, and I am 19 years old. I am a nursing student in Eugene, Oregon, and I have been dreaming of moving to Hawaii and becoming a nurse (and professional surfer, in my dreams) ever since I was 13 years old. I am an adventurer to the