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
About Peter KayI’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.
If you're on Oahu and you go shopping - bring your own bag or pay $0.15 (as of 2019) per bag used. We call it the "Bag Tax" and right now I'm going against my strong urges to go on a rant about why this either is a good idea or a terrible idea (see?
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
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
Oahu has many beaches but here's one that's at one of the world's most popular landmarks that very few actually visit: Diamond Head Beach. Everyone dreams of finding secluded beaches that have few if any people around. Our local girl Aina wrote up about her experiences on such a beach that also happens to be
Amber from Ventura County asked: "What is the hardest thing to adapt to if you're moving from the mainland? " And on this video we have our local girl Aina on camera giving the answer from her perspective! Watch this short YouTube for the answer and check out this Q&A playlist for lots of other
Those breathtaking videos you see on YouTube of gorgeous Hawaiian scenery used to get filmed by helicopters but now it's with drones. If you have a drone and are considering bringing it to Hawaii, you'll want to get up to speed on the regulations here as they range from mild to very extreme. Our local
Miss Staci from Alaska asked: "Could you do a few videos on talking about the tropical storms, any flooding, landslides, heavy rains, the wetness of Hawaii and any tsunamis/hurricane storms and the seasons? How often does it rain and how dry is it. The thing that scares me the most is hurricanes, tsunamis and flooding.
We were "aimforawesome.com" on day one. Today, there's no question what this site is all about and our new name precisely reflects it: we are LivingInHawaii.com. The previous site name will continue to work (forever) so there should be zero disruption. Over the coming weeks, we will be following Google best practices to change the
Breakfast foods are my personal favorite and there's just something really endearing about that first meal of the day coupled with a hot cup of strong coffee. So now the only question is: where do you go? Our local girl Aina wrote up a collection of her favorite breakfast places on Oahu and she also
You asked: "How to live off-grid in Hawaii?" 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 it on YouTube! Loading...
When I first came to Hawaii, I went surfing without sunscreen on my backside and the result was 2nd degree burns on the backs of my legs and then 2 days in the hotel room, unable to walk. You can almost always identify visitors by their burned red skin. For many, Hawaii is the first