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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.

Freelance Filmmaker would love to work in Hawaii as surf photographer – how?

Here's a visitor email I received and the advice applies to many: Aloha/howzit! I'm a 25 year-old South African dude, currently working in Durban as a freelance filmmaker. But both my girlfriend and I are very keen for a change... We'd love to work in Hawaii for a year or as even a few weeks/months

Take the 10 step program to find a job and live in Hawaii

Happy New Year!  If your New Year's Resolution is to move to Hawaii, you will absolutely, positively need to read the insider secrets on how to do. I get tons of email from people asking about how to get a job in one profession or another so I finally wrote up a comprehensive 10 step

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