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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.

Live eyewitness video from Hawaii shooting and fire

Watch a video recorded at the scene where this terrible event unfolded Normally I don't talk about current news items but this one has to be an exception for several reasons.  Yesterday (Sunday, Jan 19),  I had a close family member text me that she was under lockdown due to an active shooter.  I immediately

Live eyewitness video from Hawaii shooting and fire2020-01-20T08:48:33-10:00

What’s Hawaii’s Weather Like in January?

Hope your January is off to a good start for the new year! Questions about Hawaii's weather are one of the most popular searches so each month, I drive around in that very month and tell you what it's like from someone that's lived in Hawaii since the 80s.  This playlist on Hawaii's weather holds

What’s Hawaii’s Weather Like in January?2020-01-13T07:02:18-10:00

How is the Ocean experience different from a Lake one?

Surfs Up! by Kirt Edblom is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Image may have been resized or cropped from original. We've got a somewhat unique benefit here in that our local girl Aina lives near a lake on the mainland and when she comes home to Hawaii she's near the ocean. If you've

How is the Ocean experience different from a Lake one?2020-01-07T06:32:51-10:00

It is easier for a 40yr old to move to Hawaii than a young person?

You asked: "Is Hawaii a place where someone can move and spend the rest of their life?" Watch this short YouTube for the answer and check out this Q&A playlist for lots of other answers. On this episode, our local girl Aina whose blog posts you read is my guest in the car and she

It is easier for a 40yr old to move to Hawaii than a young person?2019-12-16T07:01:54-10:00

What is Christmas like in Hawaii?

If you live in a place where you not only dream of a White Christmas but usually get one, you might wonder: What is Christmas like in Hawaii?  In some ways it's really different and in other ways it's really similar. What is Christmas like in Hawaii: surfing on Christmas day Just the other day

What is Christmas like in Hawaii?2019-12-24T06:47:49-10:00

What’s Hawaii’s Weather Like in December?

Questions about Hawaii's weather are one of the most popular searches so each month, I drive around in that very month and tell you what it's like from someone that's lived in Hawaii since the 80s.  This playlist on Hawaii's weather holds each month. Watch this short YouTube for the answer and check out this

What’s Hawaii’s Weather Like in December?2019-12-16T08:24:17-10:00

What’s Unique about Hawaii’s Culture?

If you ask practically anyone that's either visited or living in Hawaii about what they think is best about this place, you'll almost always get these 3 elements: Beauty, weather, and culture.   We asked our local girl Aina who was born and raised here and now going to college on the mainland what she thinks

What’s Unique about Hawaii’s Culture?2019-12-10T07:30:20-10:00

What is Hawaii’s weather like in November?

Lots of folks ask about the weather.  Here's the short, universal answer: "It's always perfect!" Each month I will be produce a video shot during that month to give you more details and nuances about that month, starting with November. Watch this short YouTube for the answer and check out this Q&A playlist for lots

What is Hawaii’s weather like in November?2019-12-16T08:08:06-10:00

The Foods in Hawaii that you must try

There are many really unique foods in Hawaii, some of which are a total surprise, like the McDonald's Local Big Breakfast which comes with either spam or Portuguese ham and rice! Every time our local girl Aina comes back home for the holidays, she re-acclimates to awesome local foods.  This time around, she wrote about

The Foods in Hawaii that you must try2019-09-09T08:21:26-10:00

Can you spend the rest of your life in Hawaii?

You asked: "Is Hawaii a place where someone can move and spend the rest of their life?" Watch this short YouTube for the answer and check out this Q&A playlist for lots of other answers. On this episode, our local girl Aina whose blog posts you read is my guest in the car and she

Can you spend the rest of your life in Hawaii?2019-11-20T09:01:23-10:00

Avoiding crowds and enjoying more of Hawaii

Some types of crowds can be a lot of fun, like rock concerts, midnight shopping sprees, and football games.  Other types of crowds aren't so great.    For many different reasons, certain places and times in Hawaii can get unbearably crowded (that not-so-great kind) which not only creates stress but uses up (some would say

Avoiding crowds and enjoying more of Hawaii2019-09-04T08:27:15-10:00

Living in Hawaii: Can you afford it and is it worth it?

Despite the high expenses, is Hawaii worth it? Some people take decades to realize the answer. I've been thinking about this a lot and I came up with something that's deep and significant that came to me after decades of living here. Hope you enjoy it! You asked: "What is the real cost comparisons between

Living in Hawaii: Can you afford it and is it worth it?2019-11-05T06:47:32-10:00