There are some things we miss about the mainland and some things we don't miss at all. Our local girl Aina gives us a little bit of both good and bad about things you'll never do again if you move to Hawaii. Enjoy! Read: "5 things you’ll never do again after moving to Hawaii" now
About Peter KayI’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.
Because Hawaii is so expensive, many of us are on minimalist budgets. That said, there are some things you'll absolutely going to need. Here's what our local girl Aina is suggesting with her 5 pieces of gear needed in Hawaii. Read: "5 pieces of gear needed in Hawaii" now
Hawaii's weather is "summer" all year long. That said, what should be on your short list of clothing you'll need? Here's what our local girl Aina recommends for your top 5 most needed clothing in Hawaii Read: "5 most needed clothing in Hawaii" now
I always said that the best things to do in Hawaii are free. So what do the locals do here for free? Let Aina be your guide as she gives you her Top 5 Free Things to do in Hawaii. Read: "5 free things to do in Hawaii" now
While we love the free things, the reality is that not everything is free. So what kinds of things are worth paying for? Let our local girl Aina tell you all about it from her perspective. Read: "5 paid things to do in Hawaii" now
It really is true: people here are very nice. Many will say it reflects the very real Aloha Spirit and that is true. But there are also some very easy-to-understand reasons and that will help you acclimate to local culture in Hawaii and make your transition much easier. Read: "Why Everyone is So Nice in