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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.

Active lava flow in Hawaii: 4 reasons to see it

Right now (July 2016) there's a precious moment going on the Big Island of Hawaii: lava is flowing off a steep cliff into the ocean and it's attracting thousands of visitors. If you ever get the chance, you must go see a lava flow in Hawaii from active volcanoes! Why would you want to see lava flow

How to fly from Hawaii to Japan on Hawaiian Airlines and land in the morning

Old way: fly from Hawaii to Japan and land at night. Apparently if you wanted to fly from Honolulu, Hawaii to Japan on Hawaiian Airlines you ended up landing 9pm or later in Haneda (according to schedules for August 2016) with some flights landing near midnight. Nothing wrong with that of course unless you don't

Makaha snorkeler in extremely critical condition

Be careful when in Hawaiian waters! Hawaii is a deceptively dangerous place and whenever you're in the water you have to exercise extreme caution. In this case a 56-year-old snorkeler was found unconscious in the water off Makaha Beach Park just after 9 a.m.  They don't know how he got into trouble and he's in

Honolulu in top 10 for most expensive apartment rentals

Honolulu comes in at  9th place in July 2016 for the most expensive place to rent an apartment amongst the 100 largest cities. How much is the average rent in Honolulu for a 1 bedroom apartment? 1 bedrooms in Honolulu average $1,840/mo. How much is the average rent in Honolulu for a 2 bedroom apartment?

Hawaiian lei of Aloha for Orlando victims

49 folks from Maui got together and worked non-stop for 12 hours a day for nearly a week to complete a 49 foot ti leaf lei made of 49 strands to represent the 49 people whose lives were claimed the horrific night of June 12, 2016. “It represents joy, love, and healing and peace, that’s what we’re

New Article – Employment in Hawaii

I just posted a fairly comprehensive article about getting employed in Hawaii here. Employment in the islands is easy for some and much more difficult for others. I didn't have much of a problem, being in the IT and marketing spaces. Others I know were hired faster than I was. If you're planning on working