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 rent a unit in Hawaii

A comprehensive guide to renting in Hawaii We get a lot of questions about renting in Hawaii and in this video we took the following questions into account: Kristy, Kansas City mo How hard is it to get a place to rent without a job at first? I know we can't get a loan until

How to rent a unit in Hawaii2021-07-01T04:44:17-10:00

Is Hawaii Weather the Best on the Planet?

Here's all you need to know: Hawaii has the best weather on the planet! Picture the ultimate weather… mostly sunny, not usually too hot. Gentle breezes blowing. Never too cold. Cool nights. Some rain, but not usually too much. Welcome to Hawaii! The funny thing is that on the islands the forecast for each part

Is Hawaii Weather the Best on the Planet?2021-07-01T05:30:00-10:00

Which Island is Best for You?

This is one of our most popular videos from our YouTube channel. It goes into great detail about each of the main islands and helps you understand which one might be best for given the kind of person you are.  Enjoy! Want to see some other video features? Let me know in this form below.

Which Island is Best for You?2021-06-29T07:52:08-10:00

Buy a home in Hawaii instead of condo with high fees?

What's cheaper: a home or a condo with high maintenance fees? This came in from Jasin in Mexico City: I've noticed relatively high maintenance fees for condos and have also heard of tenants not paying them for such reasons. I imagine no one would advise not to pay their maintenance fees but essentially you could

Buy a home in Hawaii instead of condo with high fees?2021-07-01T04:44:21-10:00

12 Reasons You Should NOT Move to Hawaii!

Here's where we try to talk you out of paradise by telling you some major reasons you should not move to Hawaii. Typically, nearly everything we write about the islands is through a positive lens - we talk about the amazing, the awesome, the glowing aspects of living life in the Hawaiian Islands. This article

12 Reasons You Should NOT Move to Hawaii!2021-06-29T06:35:04-10:00

Hawaii Photo of the Week: Sunset and Crashing Waves

Sunset and Crashing Waves What is it about sunsets that attracts a crowd of people to just sit and stare at the setting sun?  Whatever it is, you can feel yourself wanting to do the same with this classic Hawaiian combination of ocean, sunset, crashing waves, and a rocky coastline.  Enjoy! unrest by paul

Hawaii Photo of the Week: Sunset and Crashing Waves2021-06-01T06:50:22-10:00

Buying in Hawaii’s white-hot real estate market – a survival guide

Can you actually get your offer accepted to buy a home in Hawaii today? Park Lane Ala Moana Condos under construction. by Daniel Ramirez is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Image may have been resized or cropped from original. It's mid-2021 and right now Hawaii's real estate market is white hot. Many listings

Buying in Hawaii’s white-hot real estate market – a survival guide2021-06-30T08:42:37-10:00

Current Job Listings in Hawaii

We’ve partnered with ZipRecruiter to give you up-to-date access to job openings.  If you don’t live in Hawaii but want to work here, I would mega-strongly suggest you review the Ten Steps to Finding a Job in Hawaii as it will make all the difference between soaring success and massive flame-out failure. This page has moved

Current Job Listings in Hawaii2021-06-30T07:38:15-10:00