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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 expensive is Hawaii?

Unless you live in the heart of America's biggest cities, you'll probably be in for some serious sticker shock when you visit Hawaii.  The median price for a single family home in 2017 is $795,000.  But there's more. Our local girl Aina not only gives you some examples of how things are expensive but also

How expensive is Hawaii? 2017-08-02T18:29:17+00:00

Bring Hawaii home with these hand-picked Hawaii products on Amazon

The next best thing to living in Hawaii is living with Hawaiian products at home!  We're starting up "Marketplace Hawaii" with Amazon links to the kind of stuff we send to friends and family at home. Browse around and take home a little package of Aloha!   Browse Marketplace Hawaii now

Bring Hawaii home with these hand-picked Hawaii products on Amazon 2017-07-31T18:51:26+00:00

How to make your flight to Hawaii as comfortable as possible

My tips for taking long flights to or from Hawaii: Living in Hawaii since the 80s and having most of my family in the midwest means I've taken more 10+ hour flights than I can remember. Here's what I've learned works for me to make those flights as comfortable as possible: Pack layers of warm

How to make your flight to Hawaii as comfortable as possible 2017-10-02T18:38:08+00:00

Do you do Hula? Wrong question!

If you really want to show respect for Hawaiian culture, appreciating Hula is a great way to go.  The first thing to learn is how to properly phrase the question:  instead of asking "Do you do Hula?" you ask "Do you dance Hula".    Learn more about this beautiful and culturally significant dance from our

Do you do Hula? Wrong question! 2017-07-03T20:17:49+00:00

We’re building an online course about living in Hawaii and need your feedback!

If you would like to learn about living in Hawaii from people who have been here for decades (since the mid-80s) in a self-paced, online course with a satisfaction guarantee, tell us what you want to know!  After all, we're building this for you.  We've got a lot of topics planned but need to know

We’re building an online course about living in Hawaii and need your feedback! 2017-08-02T18:30:30+00:00

Dress like a local in Hawaii

Hawaiian islanders have a very specific kind of dress code though you may not realize it.  In the business world, you wear brand name "Aloha Shirts" with muted colors, dress slacks, and dress shoes.  Show up to a meeting in a business suit or jeans and slippers and it's a dead giveaway you're clueless. Our

Dress like a local in Hawaii 2017-06-30T20:36:08+00:00