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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 the Likeke Falls Hike

A great waterfall hike that few visit A quick view of our Hawaii Hiking Trails section will reveal we love waterfall hikes and who doesn't?    Our local girl Aina takes you on another easy yet rarely visited hike - Likeke Falls - where there's a good chance you may be the only ones on

Hike Waahila Ridge

Waahila Ridge hike is one of my favorites... ... for a few simple reasons: It's 20 minutes (max) from Waikiki. It's a State Park which means there are good facilities like parking, restrooms, and water. Very easy hike. Fabulous views. High altitude (for Hawaii) gives everything a clean, crisp feel. Our local girl Aina gives

Take the family for a waterfall hike to Maunawili

Natural fun for the whole family Maunawili Falls is where we take visiting friends and family. It's a "real" hike but not too strenuous that snakes through a tropical jungle ending in a fun waterfall where you can climb up and jump off into a deep pool. Waterfall hikes are a must in Hawaii and

Feed your soul at Makapuu Beach

Makapuu is my favorite beach in the entire world. Nothing even comes close in my opinion. I'm so happy that our local girl Aina wrote about her experiences there. If you come to Oahu, Hawaii for a vacation, you simply cannot miss Makapuu. Read: "Bodysurfing Makapuu Beach will stir you to your soul" now

Do the waterfall hike to Lulumahu Falls on Oahu

Do not miss out on at least one waterfall hike when you're in Hawaii ...especially if you've never done one before. Hawaii's perfect weather and hiking conditions make this an absolute must.  There's just something incredibly magical about making your way through a tropical jungle with an amazing finale of the waterfall. Our local girl

Kayak the “Mokes” at Lanikai beach on Oahu in Hawaii

Go to Lanikai beach and kayak to the Mokuleia islands One of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Oahu in Hawaii is Lanikai Beach.  The parking situation is horrible, however, so make sure you go there on an off day, i.e. not the weekends.  If you want an extra added adventure, rent out