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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 to adjust to Hawaii’s culture

Those of us that call Hawaii home know there is no better place on earth. But we also know that Hawaii's culture is so different from Western culture that many people have a very hard time adjusting. Our local girl Aina put together a few really simple things to keep in mind when adjusting to

How to adjust to Hawaii’s culture 2017-05-18T20:52:40+00:00

UK business owner has fallen in love with Maui and wants to move here. Can she?

I received this very thoughtful email from Victoria and hope the responses help both her and others thinking about moving here. I especially picked her email because he correctly read my 10 steps to finding a job in Hawaii piece before contacting me so I know she's doing a little bit of homework. I'll respond

UK business owner has fallen in love with Maui and wants to move here. Can she? 2017-05-18T20:52:40+00:00

What do locals eat? Hawaii’s best foods

If you really want to learn about Hawaii's local culture, you've got to get in on the local food scene. We've got incredible diversity from Asian, the South Pacific, and Western cultures and they all blend into something amazing.  Let our local girl Aina give you the inside scoop on what to try from someone

What do locals eat? Hawaii’s best foods 2017-05-18T20:52:40+00:00

Yes, we have burritos in Hawaii

Hawaii has a surprising amount of "pretty good" (by California standards) Mexican food restaurants. So if you're looking for a good burrito, let our local girl Aina take you there with solid recommendations based on personal (and might I add "repeated") experience.   Read: "Best burrito places on Oahu" now

Yes, we have burritos in Hawaii 2017-05-18T20:52:41+00:00