How will moving to Hawaii affect your family relationships?

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Family is a huge part of everyone’s life and moving to Hawaii will have a profound effect on your family relationships. I created this video to show you 5 different ways you will be affected. Let me know what you think and subscribe to the channel!



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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.


  1. pxm3965 02/20/2018 at 3:33 am - Reply

    Aloha Peter, I lived on Maui for a few years 2008-2013. Single Mom with 3 adult boys and a 10 year old daughter. My daughter and I go back to Maui every year, it is home to us. We plan to move back to Maui this May. I will keep my house on the mainland and my oldest son will move in and take care of it for us. My daughter is in a wonderful private school here and that is my only concern right now with moving. I adopted her when she was 6 from a horrible situation and would like to move her from the memories here in this state. I do not like this state either we live in but the little family I have is here, although we do not see one another much as everyone is so busy. I quit my job this past week to get prepared to move in few months, selling things etc and house ready for my son and his 2 children. I guess I am a bit concerned about making the right decision just because we really do not know anyone there. I am a strong independent woman, enough monthly to live there but need some real sincere advice I guess. I will be finding work when I get to island. Feeling confused, Aloha for any help, support at all.

    • Peter Kay 02/20/2018 at 9:17 am - Reply

      Thank you for the courage to share your story. It’s deeply moving. If I were you I would work very hard to mitigate what I think are your 2 biggest risks which are (A) adjusting to school for your daughter and (B) having a network of friends. Since you come to Maui every year you must have a sense of a neighborhood/school which will work for you and I can only advise that you be very clear of what you’re getting into as the public school system can be very harsh for a 10 yr old mainland kid. On B, I’d advise that you connect with people networks as much as possible, such as churches or other social groups. For the 2 of you I’d guess that connecting and replacing a new family (as I mentioned in the video) are key. Best of luck to you on your adventure!

  2. Tammy 02/06/2018 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Hi Peter…I just found you while researching Hawaii. Love your posts so far! Question for you…My husband and I ( 50 yrs old, newly empty nesters) have never been to Hawaii (we live in Wisconsin-so we tend to travel the Caribbean when searching warmth in the winters however many of our friends tell us we have to visit Hawaii….so we are! We are looking at Maui, Kauai & Hilo/Kona. We’d like to spend a month somewhere to see how we like island life.(April) We love nature, to be active outdoors, explore, hike, bike, kayak, SUP, farmers markets and Happy Hours! we don’t love big city stuff- high rises, golf courses, shopping malls, traffic, commercialism….Any chance you can give me your opinion on which island to choose? Any suggestions or input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Tammy

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