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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.

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?2019-11-25T08:26:17-10:00

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

Are Oahu’s drivers becoming more mainland-like?

Our local girl Aina came home from her mainland college and was "astounded" at a few experiences, including getting flipped off which was a first. Is Oahu changing?  Perhaps.   I still think we drive with much more Aloha than other similarly-dense cities on the mainland yet at the same time, Honolulu is more like a

Are Oahu’s drivers becoming more mainland-like?2019-09-04T08:26:08-10:00

What makes people leave Hawaii?

You asked, and our local girl Aina answers the question: "What makes people leave Hawaii?" On this episode, our local girl Aina whose blog posts you read is my guest in the car and she answers this question. We also talk about what she misses most about Hawaii while living in the mainland. Watch this

What makes people leave Hawaii?2019-08-19T08:37:44-10:00

What do you miss about Hawaii or the mainland?

You asked: "What do you miss about Hawaii?" On this episode, our local girl Aina whose blog posts you read is my guest in the car and she answers this question. We also talk about what she misses most about Hawaii while living in the mainland. Watch this short YouTube for the answer and check

What do you miss about Hawaii or the mainland?2019-10-04T06:52:34-10:00

Discover a local favorite beach: Cromwells

The one beach my daughters and their friends always go to is Cromwells and unless you know exactly where to go, you'll never find it. Cromwells is tucked away in a residential area and you'll need to take a set of not-natural turns to get to the access road.  Now, it pains me to do

Discover a local favorite beach: Cromwells2019-06-11T07:13:59-10:00

What makes the Hawaii lifestyle so good?

You asked: "Why is the lifestyle so good in Hawaii?" and our local girl Aina answers it from her perspective! Watch this short YouTube for the answer and check out this Q&A playlist for lots of other answers. Got a question I haven’t already answered? Send me yours in this form and I might answer

What makes the Hawaii lifestyle so good?2019-08-09T07:56:45-10:00